We will be hosting the Second Annual Thanksgiving Day Race for Northeast Denver on
Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 2016 at Central Park in Denver, CO (Stapleton). The race will feature a timed 5K Fun Run/Walk and a kid’s fun run, free for children under the age of 10. With over 600 registrants last year, we expect the number will continue to grow.
CLICK HERE to Sponsor or Contribute to 2016 HH5K
Please view our Sponsorship Tiers: 2016 HH5K Sponsorship Package
To register for the 2016 HH5K, please visit our Registration Page
Harvesting Hope 5k was created by two Stapleton moms who wanted to raise both awareness and funds for Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS), a chromosomal disorder affecting both of their children, ages 2 and 4 (pictured above). With the help of countless friends, family members, volunteers, and local businesses, the 2015 inaugural event was a huge success! Despite freezing temperatures, the race boasted over 600 participants and raised over $40,000 for research to find a treatment for this currently incurable disease.
What is PWS…
PWS is the leading cause of genetic life-threatening childhood obesity, and there is no cure. A rare genetic disorder, it occurs randomly in approximately one out of every 15,000 births. While the symptoms of PWS are varied and dramatic, the most notable symptom is extreme and unrelenting hunger coupled with a cruel, slow metabolism and low muscle tone. Because of the insatiable hunger, PWS is a life-threatening medical disorder.
Harvesting Hope 5k raises funds for the Foundation for Prader-Willi Research (FPWR), an organization whose mission is to eliminate the challenges of PWS through the advancement of research. Our collective goal is to continue to cultivate an event for Northeast Denver with a focus on families, active lifestyle, and community engagement. Our hope is that the Harvesting Hope 5K not only raises money to find a treatment for PWS, but that it also raises awareness of the overwhelming rise in childhood obesity in America today. We believe wholeheartedly that community and family involvement is key in cultivating healthy lifestyles, and this race is dedicated toward achieving that goal with a fun, Thanksgiving tradition.
We would like you to consider being a sponsor and joining us in harvesting hope in the fight against childhood obesity and PWS.
To learn more or register to run, please visit: www.harvestinghope5k.com.
Thank you for your support, we look forward to seeing you on Thanksgiving Day!