Monday, May 3, 2010

Upcoming Race Profile: ourboys 5k in Concord, NC

Davidson-area ultrarunner Jeff McGonnell is co-directing a race this Saturday, the ourboys 5k near the Moss Creek subdivision of Concord, NC.

Below is some info regarding the race and its purpose, from Jeff.

May 8th, 8:00am
Location –
Harris Road Middle School Concord NC
1251 Patriot Plantation Blvd
Concord, NC 28027
(Off Harris Rd. next to the W.R. Odell Elementary School between Hwy 73 and Poplar Tent)

A little background on Batten Disease – the disease is a fatal, inherited disorder of the nervous system that begins in childhood. In some cases, the early signs are subtle, taking the form of personality and behavior changes, slow learning, clumsiness, and trouble with eyesight.  Eventually the disease will cause children affected to lose the ability to see, walk, talk and even swallow.  My son has 2 young friends, ages 12 and 9, with advanced forms of Battens.

Our events benefit the Batten Disease Support and Research Association, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that supports families affected by the disease as well as sponsors research to try to find a cure.  Please see  for more information about Battens.

If you’d like to join us for the 5k race on May 8th please sign-up here  We will have live music and games for the kids.

I'll be there along with several other local runners.  Be sure to check out the DART calendar for other upcoming races in nearby places.

Chad R.
Davidson Area Running Team

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