11th Annual Carnegie Center 5K and One Mile Fun Run
The 11th Annual Carnegie Center 5K and One Mile Fun Run, held on Saturday, September 25, 2010 was a sunny and warm day. 500 registered participants and their supporters enjoyed an active morning for a good cause. We had runners from the age of 5 through 75 participating in the 5K and Fun Run and raised close to $70,000 for Parkinson’s research!
This is a day when our community comes together to raise awareness and funds to find a cure for Parkinson’s disease. Some who attend are serious runners and register because it is a USATF sanctioned race. Others know or care about someone who has Parkinson’s disease and this is their way of making a difference. In addition, our sponsors create teams for their employees and their families.
It is a family friendly event with lots to do for the young and young at heart with three moon bounces, a face painter and a balloon maker. Massage therapists gave table and chair massages before and after the race. There was lots of food – hoagies, pizza and ices so no one left hungry. The door prizes were given out just before the race awards.
The King Award recognizes a sponsor’s dedication and commitment to the Parkinson’s community. This year, The Parkinson Alliance was proud to present the King Award to NRG Energy. Respect for their communities and for each other is a core value at NRG, and they empower their employees to live these values in all they do. NRG believes that to be a true leader and industry innovator, they first must be a leader in their communities.
Thank you to all our sponsors and participants for helping us get closer to finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease.
Race results can be found at www.compuscore.com
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Click here to view the Carnegie Center 5K Top 10 All Time Record Holders.