Registration Open for the 3rd Annual 'Miles for Liam' 5K
In the past two years this event has raised $13,000 for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Research through the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association, Norwood Fire Department Local #1631, and Liam’s L.E.E.P will be holding the 3rd annual "Miles for Liam" 5K Walk/Run on Sunday, Sept. 23.
Approximately three years ago, Liam McGourty, 5, was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy - a neuromuscular disease that primarily affects boys ages 2-6. Paul Ronco of the Norwood Fire Department, along with the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the McGourty Family and their organization Liam’s L.E.E.P organized the first-ever “Miles for Liam” 5K walk/run to raise awareness of DMD.
In 2011, more than 200 people ran and walked in the 2nd Annual Miles for Liam 5K. The event raised more than $6,000. In two years this event has raised $13,000 for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Research through the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
MDA leads the search for treatments and therapies for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). The Association also provides comprehensive supports and expert clinical care for those living with DMD.
The event includes a Kids Fun Run ($5 day of registration), or 5k Walk/Run ($25 entry fee, $35 fee includes food ticket), followed by a cookout ($15 for adults, $10 for kids 10 and younger). Awards include $100 for the first male and female, $50 for the second male and female and $25 for the third male and female. Medals will also be given out to winners in various age groups.
Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 23, with the race beginning at 10 a.m. at the Babel’s Parking Lot, 23 Cottage St. The race starts and ends on Day Street. Runners can also register online at www.runreg.com.