5th Annual Birthday Bash & Dash 5K & 1.5 Mile
|Wednesday, July 04, 2012
Walker Road Park
31621 Walker Road
Avon Lake, Ohio 44012
Event Organizer Website
|$25 (11 and up), $20 (10 and under) until June 17; $30 (all ages) from June 18 - July 4 (including race day); $20 runner in spirit (all ages)|
The Birthday Bash and Dash is the biggest fundraiser for Smiles For Sophie Forever, a foundation created in memory of four-year-old Sophie Quayle, who lost her battle with brain cancer, after a valiant fight, on October 6, 2007.
Last year over 1,200 walkers, runners, and children participated in the 4th Annual Birthday Bash & Dash held on July 4, 2011, which would have been Sophie's eighth birthday. This year, we again invite you to begin celebrating your freedom on the Fourth of July with us and help us realize the possibility of one day celebrating every child's freedom from pediatric brain cancer.
Like the last four years, the Birthday Bash and Dash is a great way to kick off your 4th of July holiday. The celebration of our nation and the birthday of Sophie Quayle, whose memory the event honors, will begin at 9:00 a.m. with the 5K and 1.5 mile run/walk. The course will travel the same roads Sophie traveled in her short life, and will again pass by her home on Leeward Court. Typical and traditional birthday party fun, after the run/walk will feature activities for the children. Face-painting, candy scrambles, bounce houses, a 50-yd dash and more will provide entertainment for the little ones. A wrist-band donation for each non-race registered child will guarantee participation in all the special activities. Food and refreshments will also be available for purchase. No birthday celebration would be complete without cupcakes, which will bring an end to the party. By noon, all participants will be ready to continue their holiday at home with family and friends. In the past four years SFSF has provided more than $270,000 of financial assistance to families and St. Jude, and made contributions earmarked for research.
Proceeds will once again support SFSF, a tax-exempt 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to:
- Raising awareness of pediatric brain cancer
- Funding research for its cure
- Supporting St. Jude, where Sophie was treated
- Helping families affected by pediatric brain cancer
Become a FUNDRAISER!
Show your spirit. Show your support. Become a BIRTHDAY BASH AND DASH FUNDRAISER to help us meet our $50,000 goal this year. It's easy and you can fundraise as a team, as an individual, or even if you are not registering for the race. See the SFSF website for more details on fundraising.
Runner in Spirit
Can't make it on the 4th? Register as a "Runner in Spirit." Run if, when, or wherever suits your fancy. Register on or before June 17 and get a race t-shirt to wear for your "spirit run." T-shirts for later registrations (after June 17) cannot be guaranteed. In addition, if you register as a runner in spirit, you will not have a bib number or chip, so you may not run or walk on the course on race day.
Please click on the green "Register Now" button to register and pay.
Please click the green "Team Captains - Create Your Team" button to create your team and then register yourself on the team.
Create Teams Here
Please click the green "Register Now" button to register. On the registration form, select your team name from the drop down list of teams and continue with your registration. If you do NOT see your team's name in the drop down list, please contact your team captain.
Make a Donation
Can’t attend the event but still want to help? Simply go to www.active.com/donate/bashanddash2012 and make a donation. Your contribution will enable Smiles For Sophie Forever to continue fulfilling its three-fold mission.
Become a Sponsor
Companies of all sizes can participate at various tiers to help us achieve our fundraising goal of $50,000. Sponsorships vary in dollar amounts, with corresponding acknowledgements and attractive promotional opportunities for each tier. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Sincere thanks to all of our past, present and future sponsors!
Become a Volunteer
The success of this event would not be possible without all the volunteers who freely share their time and talent. Help is needed with a variety of tasks prior to and on race day. If you would like to volunteer please email email@example.com.