The 4th Annual Kick A.S.S. for Natalie 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk will be held at the Windber Recreation Park in Windber, PA on April 26, 2014 at 9 AM. Registration will take place at 8 AM. A Kids Fun Run, Awards and a Raffle will take place after the run and walk. For more information visit our website at: http://kickassfornatalie5k.yolasite.com/ or call Dawn @ 814-418-0878 or email Dawn @ kick_A.S.S._for_Natalie@hotmail.com. Pre-registration is $20 before March 23 and $25 after that and race day.
Natalie Meyers was diagnosed with a very rare autoimmune disease. It attacked her lungs and she was unable to breathe on her own. Anti-synthetase is extremely rare and can often be misdiagnosed. It usually presents with other disease such as the case with Natalie. She also has myositis, Reynaud's and intersistial lung disease. As with all auto-immune diseases there is no cure only the possiblity of control and remission. This 5K race, 1 mile fun walk and kids fun run is one way that we can help Natalie focus on her treatment, her son and their future. With your help we can take a little pressure off of Natalie and her family as they work hard to give Natalie what she needs to have a great life.
The 5K Course is a combination of hills on a trail and a flat paved section.
Please look at the race map on our website (http://kickassfornatalie5k.yolasite.com/race-day-information.php) and follow these directions:
Begin the race at the Yellow peg, as you get to the yellow line intersection make a right and proceed down hill. The long yellow line is a slight up hill but is mostly flat. Then there is a steep up hill followed by a few ups and downs. When you get back to the yellow line intersection go back toward the start line (follow the pink line).
Once you have ran the pink loop run the yellow loop the same way again. When you get back to the yellow line intersection go back toward the start line (follow the blue line).
The end of the blue line is slightly different than the pink. You will finish the race slightly past the Dance Hall.
Windber Recreation Park (Dance Hall Building) Address: 160 Recreation Road, Windber, PA 15963
From Somerset 1. Take 219 North to the Elton Road exit and make a right onto Route 756. 2. Travel 4-5 miles to four way intersection (stop sign), make a right. 3. Travel approximately 4 miles until you see the Windber Recreation Park sign on the left (you can see the slides from the road). 4. Make a left onto Recreation Park Road. 5. Dance Hall will be on your right.
From Johnstown/Ebensburg 1. Take 219 South to the Elton Road exit and make a left onto Route 756. 2. Travel 4-5 miles to four way intersection (stop sign), make a right. 3. Travel approximately 4 miles until you see the Windber Recreation Park sign on the left (you can see the slides from the road). 4. Make a left onto Recreation Park Road. 5. Dance Hall will be on your right.
From Bedford 1. Take Route 56 West toward Windber/Johnstown 2. Take the 21st Street Exit in Windber (before the McDonalds at light) 3. Follow signs saying Route 160 North a. after getting off exit, go over a set of railroad tracks and then come to red light b. make a left onto Graham Avenue c. at the Sheetz on 9th Street make a right 4. Travel approximately 12 mile up 9th Street 5. At the very top of 9th Street, Windber Recreation Park is off to the right so make a right onto Recreation Park Road. 6. Dance Hall will be on your right.
Awards Awards are given for the top 3 male and female finishers as well as the top 3 male and female finishers in the following age groups: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60 and older.
Packet Pickup / Expo Pick up your race day information between 8 AM and 8:45 AM at the Dance Hall at the Windber Recreation Park.
Timing / Results Timing is done by David Mapes Finishline Services. http://davidmapesfinishline.com/ Results will be posted on his website as well as our race site: http://kickassfornatalie5k.yolasite.com/