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Race Details

ShareYourSpare-GreenToday’s post contains important details about t-shirt pick up location and race day for Share Your Spare 5K Run/Walk.  Most of you who have registered for Share Your Spare have already received these details, but in case you haven’t, feel free to bookmark or print out this post to use as a reference.  Anyone who registers from this point forward will also receive these details in their confirmation email from runsignup.com.  

Whether you have chosen to participate with us in Lexington as a runner/walker, registered your child for the Kids One Mile Fun Walk, or are participating virtually from our hometown in Hegins, PA or your own community, this post will provide you with details for each category.

LEXINGTON PARTICIPANTS: 

  • T-shirt pick up will take place on Friday, June 6th from 4:00-7:00pm at Cool Comfort Shoes, 433 Southland Drive, Lexington 40503.  You are permitted to pick up for other runners.  T-shirts will also be available for pick up on race day
  • Online registration will remain open until 11:59pm on June 5th.  On-site registration will be available at packet pick up as well as on race day from 7:00-8:30am.
  • The 5K run/walk will begin promptly at 8:30am.  Please be at the Starting Line by 8:20am for opening remarks.
  • Our race will be chip-timed by 3 Way Racing.  Upon crossing the Finish Line, please enjoy bottled water and snacks inside of the Embassy.  Here you will also find Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates (KODA), who will be available to register you as an organ donor and answer any questions you might have.  If you would like to register as an organ donor, please be sure to have your driver’s license.  In addition, you will see the Kidney Health Alliance of Kentucky (KHAKY), who will provide FREE kidney health screenings to anyone interested.  Results will be printed on the spot.
  • Awards will take place inside of the Embassy at approximately 9:30am.  Top three overall male and female and top three age group winners (male & female) will receive a very special kidney medal.
  • Address to Coldstream Research Park:  1801 Newtown Pike, Lexington KY  40511.  Parking is available at the Embassy Suites.

KIDS ONE MILE FUN WALK: 

  • The Kids One Mile Fun Walk will begin a few minutes after the start of our 5K race, which begins at 8:30am.  Please have your child near the starting line by 8:20am.
  • Kids are encouraged to wear as much green as creatively as possible for the race to support kidney health.  Let your imagination go wild, and enjoy the opportunity to dress up for a very important cause.
  • After the kids cross the Finish Line,  volunteers will gather them in a group off to the side, so that they can watch and cheer on the 5K runners.  Also at this time, they will “Guess How Many Kidneys Are In The Jar?” for a chance to win a jar of green “kidneys” (jellybeans).  Water and snacks will be provided.  If your child has any food allergies, please email me at bwmarie@hotmail.com and let me know what those allergies are so that I can plan accordingly.
  • Prizes for the top three most creatively green dressed kids will be awarded at our Awards Ceremony, which will take place inside of the Embassy at approximately 9:30am.  All kids will also receive a goodie bag for their participation, so please don’t leave without receiving one.
  • Address to Coldstream Research Park:  1801 Newtown Pike, Lexington KY  40511.  Parking is available at the Embassy Suites.

HEGINS, PA VIRTUAL RUNNERS/WALKERS: 

  • Your t-shirt will be available for pick up at Tori Miller’s house, 1736 W. Maple Street in Valley View on June 6th from 6:00-8:00pm.  You are permitted to pick up t-shirts for other virtual runners/walkers.
  • On race day, June 7th, Tori is asking everyone to park in the empty lot beyond his house. The Virtual 5K will begin promptly at 8:30am in front of Tori’s house, 1736 W. Maple Street in Valley View.
  • Virtual Runner/Walker registration will remain open until 11:59pm on May 25th.
  • Don’t forget to snap a few photos during your run/walk, and email them to me at bwmarie@hotmail.com, or send them to me via Facebook message.  Our Match For Ryan Facebook page does not permit others to post photos to it, but I will create a “Virtual Share Your Spare” album on A Match For Ryan with all photos that I receive from our virtual runners/walkers.

ALL OTHER VIRTUAL RUNNERS/WALKERS: 

  • For virtual runners/walkers participating from your own community outside of Lexington, KY or Hegins, PA, your t-shirt will be mailed to you during the last few days of May to ensure that you receive it prior to June 7th.
  • Virtual Runner/Walker registration will remain open until 11:59pm on May 25th.
  • Don’t forget to snap a few photos during your run/walk, and email them to me at bwmarie@hotmail.com, or send them to me via Facebook message.  Our Match For Ryan Facebook page does not permit others to post photos to it, but I will create a “Virtual Share Your Spare” album on A Match For Ryan with all photos that I receive from our virtual runners/walkers.

For ALL participants, please make sure to “like” our Facebook Page, A Match For Ryan, to stay informed about race day as well as continue to follow Ryan’s journey towards finding a match.  

To anyone who hasn’t yet registered, our t-shirt deadline has been extended through today (5/19)!  Sign up today and guarantee yours!  Registration will remain open after today, and we will order extra shirts, but we cannot guarantee size preference after today.  www.runsignup.com/shareyourspare5k 

Looking forwarding to seeing everyone on Race Day!  Together, let’s do this for Ryan, for all those in need of a life-saving organ, and let’s celebrate everyone who has already committed to being an organ donor. May we inspire others to consider organ donation, and create awareness for kidney disease.

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