All the funds will benefit our Cure MLD initiative to support kids and families impacted by Cal's disease: Metachromatic leukodystrophy or MLD.
In 2013, our son PJ had the idea to sell cupcakes to fund research to cure his little sister, Cal's disease. MLD is an inherited, neurological disorder (in the same family as Tay-Sachs disease) that attacks the brain's white matter. Children who are born healthy lose the ability to walk, talk, eat an see. It's been 6 years since our first cupcake fundraiser, and 45,000 cupcakes later, and we expect to see the FDA approve a gene therapy to treat Cal's disease, MLD.
But this breakthrough is just the start, and the Cupcake Run wants to raise awareness of MLD and the promise of cutting-edge science to defeat MLD and similar disorders.
Cupcake Challenge Run/Walk
Run/Walk/5K Cupcake Challenge
• The Cupcake 5K Run/Walk: $35 entry fee, Prizes for Male and Female Top Finishers, 1-3 OA and AG
AG Prizes (M and F)
• The Cupcake 5k - Cupcake Challenge: A 5K challenge in which participants aim to complete a 5 kilometer (3.1 miles) run while stopping to eat three cupcakes at checkpoints throughout the course. $45 entry fee, Prizes Available (limited entries)
Depart Hastings Park on Lincoln Street.
Right on Hastings.
Right on to Mass Ave and follow through Historic Lexington Center.
Turn right on to Bloomfield Street to Highland Ave.
Turn right on to Highland Ave to Winthrop Rd.
Turn left on Winthrop Rd
Turn left on to Sherborne Rd.
Turn right on to Kendall Rd.
Turn right on to Worthen Rd
Turn left on Lincoln Street to finish Hastings Park.
Check-in and same-day registration will be from 7:45-8:45 am the day of the race with the price increase of $5 (cash and check only).
Free t-shirt included with the first 150 registered. Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female finishers overall places 1-3 and age group, 1-3. The awards ceremony will begin at 10:00.
Race Number Pick Up Schedule
PICK UP EARLY FOR BEST SELECTION OF SHIRT SIZES.
Wednesday 11/27/19 : 8:30am -11am @ embodyFitness
Friday 11/29/19 9am-12pm @ embodyFitness
Race Day 7:45-8:45 AT RACE START @ Hastings Park Gazebo (NO embodyFitness pick up on Race Day!)