Tom Moore 5K Run/Walk 2015

Date: Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 9:00am
Location: Boone Greenway Trail

REGISTRATION

Registration Link:  Online Registration

  • Packet Pickup
    • Saturday, April 11
    • 8-8:45 a.m.
    • Mayors Clawson-Burnley Park
  • Registration Fees
    • Early Registration (on or before Wednesday, April 8)
      • $20
    • Late Registration
      • $25
COURSE

 The Tom Moore 5K course will start and end at Clawson-Burnley Park.The course is flat and suitable for participants of all levels of fitness. Participants are asked to remain on the designated course throughout the duration of their run/walk. Volunteers will be on the course to safely and effectively direct them to the finish line.

There will be a water station about mid-point of the 5K course.

TOM MOORE

Fourteen years ago former minister and director of Resort Area Ministry (RAM's Rack, etc.) of Boone was diagnosed with Huntington's Disease (HD). Huntington's Disease is an inherited disease that slowly diminishes the patient's ability to walk, think and reason. Tom's father and brother have both succumbed to this debilitating condition. In hopes of finding a cure, Tom wants people to know about Huntington's Disease and join him and his family Saturday, April 11, at the Boone Greenway Trail, as we increase awareness and raise money for research in hopes of finding an effective treatment and possible cure.

To date there are approximately 30,000 known HD cases in the United States with 250,000 Americans at risk of inheriting the disease from a parent.

Although medical research has provided HD patients with promising treatments related to their symptoms, there is yet a cure for Huntington's Disease., but with your support, together, we can make a difference.

ABOUT HD

HD is a hereditary, genetic disease that slowly causes deterioration of the brain and affects the individual's domains of cognitive skills (short-term memory, coping, organizing, and concentration), motor skills (loss of coordination, involuntary movement, fidgety behavior, and difficulties with speech, swallowing, balance, walking) and behavioral skills (irritability, depression, anxiety, aggressive outbursts, mood swings, and social withdrawal).

This disease can only be passed to another person genetically, and an individual has a 50/50 chance of inheriting the fatal disease if one of their parents is a carrier. Every person that carries the gene will eventually develop the disease.

There are tests that can determine if an individual is a carrier; however, the test cannot determine when symptoms will begin. Even though there are tests available, many "at risk" individuals choose not to have the test.

It's important to remember that HD does not only affect the individual, but also their loved ones, emotionally, socially, and economically. The HDSA organization focuses on a specific symptom of Huntington's and then creates drugs and supplements that will altar and, hopefully, reduce that symptom. Tom has been an active participant in taking the latest experimental drugs throughout his diagnosis at Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, NC. There is a new research method that Tom is eagerly awaiting to try that has had a high percentage of success rates in reversing HD symptoms.

10th Annual Tom Moore 5K Run/Walk

Day of Event Schedule

  • 8-8:45 am: Registration
  • 8:45 am: Announcements/Group Photo
  • 9:00 am: 5K Starts
  • 10:00 am: Door Prize Drawing
  • 10:30 am: Closing Announcements

Registration
The Tom Moore 5K is a non-refundable event. All entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

EACH participant must fully complete (name, address, email, emergency contact, t-shirt size, etc.), and the waiver MUST be signed.

Participants under the age of 18 MUST have his/her parent or guardian sign the registration waiver.

Participants
Bib numbers: Bib numbers MUST be visible at all times in order for event staff to recognize you as a participant. You must have your race number on the front, outer layer, of your shirt/sweatshirt when running/walking across the finish line.

Strollers: Participants are allowed to run with strollers, however, these participants are asked to start at the back of the starting line, at the start of the event.

Headphones: Participants are allowed to participate with headphones; however, we ask that you only wear one headphone so that you are better able to hear the course volunteers' instructions.

Pets: Participants may run/walk with their dog, however, the pet MUST be on a leash at ALL times.

Parking
Parking is available at the Burnley-Clawson Parking lot.

Refreshments
Refreshments will be available after you've completed your 5K.

Door Prizes
Each participant is eligible to win a door prize from a local business. MUST be present to win!

T-Shirts
T-shirts are 100% cotton, long sleeve, and are on a first come, first served basis. Sizes are not guaranteed.

Course
The Tom Moore 5K course will start and end at Clawson-Burnley Park. The course is flat and suitable for participants of all levels of fitness. Participants are asked to remain on the designated course throughout the duration of their run/walk. Volunteers will be on the course to safely and effectively direct them to the finish line.

There will be a water station about mid-point of the 5K course.

Results
The Tom Moore 5K event is hand timed. All results will be posted to the Tom Moore 5K web page and emailed to all participants by Friday, April 17.

Photography
By signing the waiver, on the registration form, you agree to have your photo taken throughout the 5K event. These photos will only be used for future promotional purposes.

Inclement Weather
Rain or shine, the Tom Moore 5k will take place. If dangerous weather conditions, disaster, or act of God preclude the event, registration fees will not be refunded but will be considered as a donation to the Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA). Each entrant will be able to pick up his/her T-shirt at Appalachian State University, Health Promotion for Faculty and Staff, 12 Varsity Gym.

In the event there is a possibility the 5K may be canceled due to extreme weather conditions, participants are asked to refer to the Tom Moore 5K web page or call 828-262-6314 for updates.

Sponsors

Tom Moore Memorial 5K 2015 Sponsors

  • Boone Bike
  • United Church of Christ
  • Ram’s Rack
  • Tom, Jennifer, Casey and Tyler Moore
  • Steve, Jan, Drew and Lee Stanley
  • Evan Staley
  • Friendship Honda
  • Los Arcoiris
  • Incredible Toy Company
  • Come Back Shack
  • Sagebrush
  • The Cottages of Boone
  • Red Onion Café
  • Grandview Restaurant
  • Advanced Auto Parts
  • Applebee’s
  • Chili’s
  • Dos Amigos
  • Boone Drug
  • Appalachian Mountain Brewery
  • Woodlands BBQ