Central Virginia’s First Ever Daylight Savings Time Race to Benefit the Virginia Hemophilia Foundation (VHF) Opens Registration
Unique Race Allows Runners and Walkers of all Skill Levels to “Finish Before They Start” and Will Raise Funds for the Local Bleeding Disorders Community
RICHMOND, VA – Cross the finish line “BEFORE” you started? You say it can’t be done! Well, it is not IMPOSSIBLE and we are going to prove it on Sunday, November 2, 2014 by running the Impossible 5K … in the middle of the night.
The Impossible 5K…”Finish Before You Start” is Central Virginia’s first ever Daylight Savings Time race. Runners and walkers will take off from the starting line just before the clock rolls back and, therefore, cross the finish line “before” they started. Join the fun in this early morning dark hour (PJ’s are encouraged) and support a great cause while you participate in a race that offers a unique accomplishment not to be found anywhere else.
• When: Sunday, November 2 at 1:50 a.m. Pre-race party begins at midnight.
• Where: Stonebridge Shopping Center, 7000 Tim Price Way, Richmond, VA.
• Cost: $30 individual runner or $100 for team of 4 if registered before October 2. ($40 individual runner after October 2).
• Registration: www.tinyurl.com/Impossible5KRun. Online registration closes Friday, October 31, 2014 at 5:00 PM.
The race will begin at 1:50 a.m. on November 2 at the new Stonebridge Shopping Center, 7000 Tim Price Way, Richmond VA 23225.
All proceeds from the race will benefit VHF. Kevin O’Connor, former VHF Board of Director President, parent of a child with a bleeding disorder, and passionate runner learned about similar races throughout the country and knew the idea and concept fit perfectly with the bleeding disorder community. 30 years ago it was almost impossible for those affected with hemophilia to run and participate in sports. Now, thanks to better treatments and a
supportive community, individuals with bleeding disorders are running and living normal and productive lives.
Visit the Virginia Hemophilia Foundation at www.vahemophilia.org or call (804) 740-8643; toll free 800-866-8438 to learn more about VHF and how VHF SPEAC’s for the community it serves by: Supporting families affected by bleeding disorders; Preventing complications such as joint limitations, chronic pan, and financial and emotional hardships; Educating families, health care providers, and the community on the unique needs of those with bleeding disorders; Advocating at local and national levels; and supporting groundbreaking research for a Cure.
And be sure to come and experience the difference at Stonebridge Shopping Center (www.stonebridgerichmond.com), which offers a new kind of shopping experience in a vibrant setting with over 400,000 square feet of retail space, including the Kroger Marketplace, the largest Kroger store on the east coast.
The Virginia Hemophilia Foundation, a statewide non-profit, is dedicated to serving and supporting the needs of those impacted by a bleeding disorder through education, advocacy, and community.