5k for PKU &, 1 Mile Fun Walk

City Catonsville
08.05.2021  !
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5k for PKU &, 1 Mile Fun Walk: race description

A 3.1 mile run and 1 mile fun walk to raise awareness of a rare metabolic disorder known as Phenylketonuria (PKU). Participants will run along Campus Dr. at CCBC Catonsville. All pre-registered runners are guarenteed a t-shirt and the first 200 pre-registered who are 21 and over will recieve one free beer! There will be vendors, refreshments, music and more!

Pre- Race Packet Pick Up

Pre- Race packet pick will be held at MissFit Gym on Rt. 40 in Catonsville for those registering on registration day at the gym. Check back soon for times.

Packet Pick up will also be available at Sports Authority in the Columbia Mall(next to Nordstrom) on Firday May 8, 2015. Noon –, 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. –, 7 p.m. Come get your packets early!

Race Day Check –, In

Please arrive by 7:30 a.m. on race day to get your race packet if you do not pick it up at one of the pre- race packet pick ups.

If you pick up your packet early and you are 21 and over and would like one free beer after the race, please check in at the writband table on race day. Oonce you get your beer, yuor writsband will be marked with an X so that you cannot get another. Please bring your ID! No ID, No wristband, No Beer!

See What Will Be Happening at the Race!

Exciting things happening at this year's race! Not only will we be having vendors of all kinds we are also giving away a sweet medal to all finishers. Top finisher gets a gift certificate from Elite Sports Authority for a FREE gait analusis and custom pair of insoles!

Why are we having this race and What is PKU

I started this race to raise awareness of a rare metabolic disease my son Max was born with (pictured below). Every newborn is now tested for this disease so it is treatable through diet (fruit, veggies, low protien medical foods and prescribed formula). However this was not always the case. Before we knew what Phenylketonuria (PKU) was people who had the disorder became severely brain damaged so much so that they hadd to be innsitutionalized and most died young because of complications due to high blood PHE (phenylalanine) levels. Since their bodies cannot process the PHE properly it builds up in the brain thus causing the brain damage. Phenylalanine is the building block for protien which is why anyone with PKU must be on a low protien diet of the above mentioned foods. To look at Max or anyone with PKU today you would never know they had this disorder thanks to the test on newborn screenings.

Race Day Lineup

7:30 Check –, In

8:15 Yoga Stretch Warm Up

8:25 Line Up

8:30 5k Run

8:55 1 Mile Walk

(8:30 –, 9:30) B.Y.O.M. (Bring Your Own Mat) Yoga Session for anyone interested. All proceeds go to 5k for PKU!

9:30 ( Approximately) Award to Top Finisher

Stick around after the race for refreshments, shopping, music and 1 FREE beer to those 21 and over with a wristband!

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