Pumpkin Shuffle 5K Run/Walk in honor of John Tanner
On Saturday October 14, 2017 the Our Promise to Nicholas Foundation (OPTN) will host the fifth annual memorial run in honor of John Tanner. This year the name is changed to the Pumpkin Shuffle 5 K Run/Walk in honor of John Tanner. The race will start at 11:30am behind Russell's Garden Center, Wayland MA. The race route will be on Pelham Island Road heading west 2.5k and then return east on Pelham Island 2.5k to finish behind Russell's Garden Center. You may park behind Russell's Garden Center (more detail information will come about parking- please check back closer to the date of the race). Registration and number pick up will be open the day of the event at 9:30AM.
In honor of John's love for running- We will be collecting new or gently used sneakers before (At Russell's Garden Center) and at out our event to donate to a local charity in Massachusetts. More details to come.
All monetary proceeds raised by this event will go toward science and research for a cure toward a childhood brain disease called Batten Disease. Please visit the web site www.ourpromisetonicholas.com for more information about this 50c-3 non profit charity.
Directions/Parking: Russell's Garden Center- 397 Boston Post Road, Wayland MA. You may park behind Russell's Garden Center near the start and finish line. More detail information will be coming.
John Tanner was a longtime friend and employee at Russell’s Garden Center in Wayland, MA, who unexpectedly passed away while running the NYC half marathon this past spring. John was an exceptional athlete and competitive runner who devoted all of his races over 5 years to raising awareness about Nicholas and Batten disease. Sadly Nicholas lost his battle to the disease on his 11th birthday on May 9, 2014. In keeping our promise to Nicholas and John, we will continue to work toward a cure for this childhood brain disease.
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John Tanner Pumpkin Shuffle 5k Run/Walk Saturday October 14, 2017 Waiver: I know that running (volunteering for) a road race is potentially hazardous activity, which could cause injury or death. I will not enter and participate unless I am medically able and properly trained, and by my signature, I certify that I am medically able to perform this event, and am in good health, and I am properly trained. I agree to abide by any decision of a race official relative to any aspect of my participation in this event, including the right of any official to deny or suspend my participation for any reason whatsoever. I attest that I have read the rules of the race and agree to abide by them. I assume all risks associated with running in this event, including but not limited to: falls contact with other participants, the effects of the weather, including high heat and /or humidity, traffic and the conditions of the road, all such risks being known and appreciated by my entry, I for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf waive and release the Our Promise to Nicholas Foundation’s Pumpkin Shuffle 5 K Run/Walk in honor of Nicholas Dainiak and John Tanner, the city of Wayland Massachusetts, all event sponsors, their representatives and successors from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising out of my participation in this event, even though that liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons named in this waiver. I grant permission to all of the foregoing to use my photographs, motion pictures, recordings or any other record of this event for any legitimate purpose.