Friday, June 13, 2014

Mason's Hope Hero Run 5k (Towanda)

WHEN: Sunday August 24th, 9:00AM
WHERE: Towanda Pa

Help support Mason Barto by participating in our first 5k Hero Run/Walk in honor of Mason! Help make this a day he will never forget! Registration Details to follow

More Info on Facebook: Here

Entry Fee/Registration: Registration is $20.00 (t-shirt guaranteed for the first 150 pre-registrants).

Pre-registration is Due August 1st. After August 1st, including day of registration will be $25.00.

Race day registration is 8-8:45 AM. No guarantee for t-shirts on race day registrants.

 Pre-registration can be done via mail. Make checks payable to: Mason’s Hope. Mail registrations to: Mason’s Hope c/o Melissa Fleming, PO Box 124, Sayre, PA 18840. Any questions or concerns contact Melissa or Leigh at (570) 637-3291.

Course Description: Starting at the Bradford County YMCA. We will be following the Borough approved course, which loops through the side streets of Towanda and finishes back at the YMCA. This course contains hills.

Age Groups and Awards: Trophies will be awarded for the top MALE and FEMALE. First, Second, and Third place medals will be awarded to the MALE and FEMALE runners in the following age groups: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+. No duplication of awards.
All entrants will receive post-race refreshments and snacks. There will also be a basket raffle, a strong man demonstration, and a Zumba-thon (make a donation to participate) all to support Mason and his amazing family.


Race Background:
If I can only pick one word that describes Mason it is “Hope”. Mason Barto is the son of Mindy (Kerrick) and Donnie Barto of Towanda and has been battling medical problems since birth. Mason has congenital disorder of glycosylation (CDG) which causes malfunction of different organ systems. This disease has affected Mason’s blood, muscles, heart, bones and every organ in Mason’s body. In addition to CDG, Mason has been diagnosed with 10+ diseases. There is no cure for Mason and over the years the family has incurred extraordinary medical costs.

 To know Mason is to love him. Mason is a fighter and has defied odds even his doctors can’t understand. Even though every day presents its own struggle, Mason continues to stay positive. He is truly a gift and his strength continues to be an inspiration to those around him. In June, Mason turned 13 years old.

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