The Walk to End Epilepsy is for a serious cause to increase awareness about epilepsy, rally together, and raise money to continue our fight to END EPILEPSY. This fund raising and awareness raising event brings together a large cross-section of constituents, representing our 50+ years of commitment to people with epilepsy and their families. Walkers include those living with seizures and their caregivers; doctors, nurses and other health care professionals; government leaders; Foundation staff and volunteers; corporate walking teams; celebrities committed to the cause; Foundation business partners and, of course, members of the general public who want to join the fight to END EPILEPSY.
This major regional event ignites the communitys passion for both running AND support for a good cause. Want to JOIN the Team or DONATE to support their amazing athletic feats?
The Epilepsy Foundation of Indiana calls upon you, your family, friends, co-workers, and classmates to step forward for a community so often neglected and forgotten. Seizures steal moments and memories, can change lives, impact development, affect learning and can even result in early death. At least 40 percent of the 160,000 living with epilepsy in our backyard are severely affected and continue to have seizures despite treatment. There is no known cure.
You can make a difference. You are the difference. Ask others to support your heartfelt efforts. Your involvement provides care, advocacy and education today while investing in research and hope for tomorrow.
The event will take place at the beautiful Fort Harrison State Park
All pre-registered participants will receive finishers medals, event t-shirt and a custom, collectible bib number.
There is now a Youth Race for those under 15 who wish to participate
Awards for top 3 in each age group (Male/Female/Masters/Youth)
Your choice of 2.5K and 5K courses on beautiful greenway trails
Race Day Schedule of Events:
7:30 am 8:45 pm Race day registration and packet pick-up 8:30 am All volunteer meeting at finish line 9:15 am Mandatory pre-race meeting at finish line 9:15 am Invocation 9:15 am SSB 9:15 am Security meeting by camp building 9:15 am Timing system finalized 9:30 am Cannon Start 9:50 am First 5K finisher 11:00 am Last 5K finisher 10:30 am 5K Awards
Packet Pickup: Packet pickup will take place in Indianapolis on Thursday, June 19 and Friday, June 20, 2014, from 5:00 PM-8:00 PM. Please make all efforts to pick up your packet at this time. An email with packet pickup directions/location will be sent when plans for this are finalized.
Race Day: We will be onsite by 8:00am for packet and chip pickup, as well as race day registration. To ensure we can start the race on time, please plan to be onsite at least an hour prior to race to pick up your timing chip. Please note, we may not be able to allow registrations within 45 minutes of the race starting, or check in within 30 minutes of the race start. Check-in will be at the blue tent near the finish line.
Parking: You will receive an entry pass for the park at packet pickup. If you do not pickup the pass at packet pickup, you may be required to pay entry into the park. The park has plenty parking available, please follow signs for event parking. Additionally, we will have people directing you where to park.
Please do not hesitate to email [email protected] if you have any questions, concerns, or are celebrating a special day with us.
This is a 3.11 mi Run in Indianapolis, IN. The Run has a total ascent of 47.07 ft and has a maximum elevation of 849.41 ft.