Saturday, October 29
9am – 1 pm
Event Location: 230 Schilling Circle, Hunt Valley, Md
ASA 5K & Fall Family Festival in Hunt Valley to Benefit Athletes with Disabilities
PRE-RACE Media Training Event with Athletes & Wingman Runners
Tuesday, October 25 at 5:45 pm,
Parking Lot, North Central Railroad Trail, Papermill Road, Phoenix, MD
CONTACT: Sarah Slomkowski, 410-963-7501, firstname.lastname@example.org or
Margaret Burns, 410-960-7075, email@example.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 24, 2016
Baltimore, Md. (October 24, 2016) — Together We Finish. There is no day that offers a better example of ASA’s mission than Saturday, October 29 when Athletes Serving Athletes, in partnership with RBC Wealth Management, will host its eighth ASA RunFest in Hunt Valley with a goal to raise $75 K to support ASA’s mission to empower athletes living with disabilities by helping them train and compete in mainstream running and triathlon events throughout the year.
Together We Serve. It’s a day ASA loves to share with the community, starting with the 70 athletes living with disabilities who will be competing in one of three events — 10K, 5K and a 1-mile walk. There will also be a 1/4-mile Kids Halloween Hustle for children in costumes. Proceeds will benefit Athletes Serving Athletes, which enables athletes with disabilities to compete in races with the help of volunteer WingMen, who push them in custom-built joggers.
Beginning in 2009, this annual mainstream event continues to enrich our community and celebrate the hard work and achievements of individuals living with disabilities and their desire to cross the finish line in mainstream running and triathlon events.
Not only is the ASA RunFest just one of more than 80 running and triathlon events that Athletes Serving Athletes (ASA) participates in each year, it is our signature event!
Each year we bring together the ASA Community of volunteers, Athletes, families, fans, friends, sponsors and supporters with the Baltimore community to celebrate what is possible. We couldn’t do it without you – our committed supporters that make these events happen year round. Proceeds will benefit Athletes Serving Athletes, which enables athletes with disabilities to compete in races with the help of WingMen volunteers, who push them in custom-built joggers.
Together We Participate.
Runners can register at: www.asa.run
through October 28th, or on the grounds of the lead corporate sponsor, RBC Wealth Management, 225 Schilling Circle, Hunt Valley, Md on the morning of the event.
Together We Celebrate. Yes, it’s a day for friendly competition, but it’s also a day for fun. The post-race festivities will include, live music, games, crafts and, of course, Halloween treats. Costumes are encouraged for all ages.
Your support helps empower young athletes living with disabilities to cross the finish line at these running and triathlon events. And your active participation not only makes a difference in an athlete’s life – it makes a difference in yours. Enjoy time well-spent with family and friends, and bond with others in your community!
Together We Plan.
Here is the schedule for the ASA RunFest:
Check-in and Packet-Pickup: 7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. (at 225 Schilling Circle, Hunt Valley, Md.)
10K Run Start: 9:00 a.m.
5K Run Start: 9:05 a.m.
1 Mile Walk Start: 9:10 a.m.
Kids Halloween Hustle Start: 9:45 a.m.
Awards Ceremony and Post-Race Festival: 10:15 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Together We Flourish. The number of athletes participating this year surpasses last year’s enrollment by about 20, and it’s through your support and encouragement that this non-profit group continues to grow. “Each year we are honored and grateful to see so many community members come out and show their support for these inspiring athletes,” said David Slomkowski, Executive Director of ASA. “It’s a wonderful, fun event that celebrates the hard work and achievements of our courageous athletes.”
Participants can register at through October 29th, www.asa.run
or onsite the morning of the race. The registration fee for the 5K race and 1 mile walk is $30 and the 10K is $35, and online $35 and $40 on race day. The registration fee for the Kids Halloween Hustle is $20.
Together We Succeed. More details about Athletes Serving Athletes’ program.
Athletes Serving Athletes (ASA) is a non-profit organization, etc.
About Athletes Serving Athletes
Athletes Serving Athletes (ASA) is a non-profit organization located in Maryland that empowers athletes living with disabilities to train and compete in mainstream running and triathlon events. Most ASA athletes have very limited to no mobility and compete with the assistance of able bodied volunteers termed “WingMen” (men and women, young and old, fast and slow). ASA offers innovative athletic training, supportive mentor relationships, and high quality endurance events for athletes living with disabilities – all of which are free of charge to the individuals and families served. To support or to learn more about ASA, visit www.asa.run.