About The Hip Hop 5K/10K
The Hip Hop 5K/10K aids in promoting awareness and fundraising to assist Boston Children's Hospital Orthopaedic Hip Program, the IHDI and associated hospitals in finding better, more efficient methods of diagnosis, as well as less invasive forms of treatment to hopefully minimize the severe physical and mental repercussions of hip dysplasia. We hope you will join us to help us reach this years goal of 40,000!
The International Hip Dysplasia Institute (IHDI) is a 501 (c) 3 organization that is dedicated to improving the health and quality of life for those affected by hip dysplasia. They have joined forces with several noted medical centers around the world including Boston Children's Hospital Orthopaedic Hip Program to promote prevention, diagnosis and treatment of hip dysplasia. The Boston Children's Hip Program works at the forefront of clinical research and innovation to provide world- class treatment throughout a patient's lifetime with the condition.
Hip Dysplasia affects thousands of people each year from newborns to adult and is the #1 cause of hip arthritis. It is a painful process where the ball slips in and out of the socket, which causes the hip to wear out much faster than normal. Think of a car's tires and how they wear out faster when the car is out of alignment. Surgery to treat the condition is long, painful, and invasive and multiple surgeries are needed more often than not. Life- long disability can result and regardless of the length of treatment, the financial, emotional, and physical impact on families and patients is severe. More than 90% of the young and older adult cases can't be diagnosed in childhood by the current methods of screening and the three most common words heard in the process of treating hip dysplasia are "I don't know." The Hip Hop 5K seeks to play a lead roll in changing that.
On behalf of all the doctors, patients, and families battling the struggle with hip dysplasia, I would like to thank you for your time and we look forward to seeing you on race day!!
For more please see: http://www.hipdysplasia.org/
For More information on the hip program at Boston Children's Hospital and hip dysplasia, please visit: www.childrenshospital.org/hip
The 5K/10K running course begins at the start/ finsih line down the access road and turns to the LEFT following the blue course arrows (5K) and Green Course arrows (10K). There will be volunteers in bright blue shirts at each corners and people at each mile giving mile splits (please note that the mile markers for the 5k and 10k are slightly different!! The 5k route continues on Randall Street while the 10k hangs a left on Summer. For both routes, a water stop is located on Sheridan Street on the right hand side shortly after mile 1.5. To finish both courses around the high school and back down the part of the access road where you began to lead you to the finish chute.
Please note the 10k Start is at 9 am sharp, and the line for that start will be about 179 feet ahead of the 5k start and clearly labeled. The 5k starts at 9:15 sharp.
All Mile Markers will be on large posters as well as marked on the street, HH5 (for the 5K route) in Blue and HH10 (for the 10K route) in Green.
The walking route begins in the same location as the road race, but turns to the RIGHT and follows the YELLOW arrow marked route. There will be volunteers to help you stay on course as well. The walking route turns right on Baltic ave, where as the 5k run continues straight on Sheridan.
Tee Shirts guaranteed to the first 350 participants!
7:00 am --Vendor and Volunteer Check in
7:30- 8:50 am -- Registration Check in
8:30 am-- Dance2Save Benefit performance/ stretch
9:00 am-- 10K Road Race Start
9:10 am-- 5K Road Race Start
9:15 am-- 2 Mile Walk Start
9:15- 10:30 am-- Live Music- Band TBA
10:30 am-- Runners and Walkers in
10:45 am-- Awards ceremony (age groups and raffles, top teams) `
11:00- ?-- Live Music- Band TBA
*** Food... to be announced... but guaranteed to be yummy!
There are three different lots at the high school located at 100 Lothrop Street, that are available for parking. Also, if need be you can park across the street from the high scool at the FLO/ HHR schools. It is just a walk across the street to get to our event area. All parking areas are marked with large parking signs and volunteers in blue shirts.