Thursday, April 25, 2013

A Great Local 5k: Eye Opener 5k

Coming up next weekend some of us 901 girls will be participating in this great 5k! We are all about supporting a great cause and a great race. Please join us next Saturday, May 4th at 9 am at Overton Park. 




Eye Opener 5K Run/Walk hosted by the Kyle W Kiihnl Memorial Foundation

May 4, 2013 

 Overton Park Pavilion on East Parkway

 9:00 am

Please join us and Q 107.5 Radio as we have prize giveaways and awards for both runners AND walkers. 
Some of the race perks are:  pre-race aerobic warm up and post-race massage. awesome goodie bags.  activities, games, and face painting for kids and a Jammin' Jammies coolest PJs contest for kids 10 and under!

1 registered participant will take home a Select Comfort Sleep Number Bed!
Entry fee is $20 now and $25 the day of the race.
High School students receive a $5 discount.

If unable to attend, you may choose to be a "Spirit Runner" for the same registration fee and still receive a t-shirt.  You may also make a donation on the registration website.
Register as a TEAM.  There is a Team Trophy for the team with the most members.

There will be a balloon release at the end of the event in memory of lost loved ones.

This race is held in memory of Kyle W. Kiihnl, a Houston High School student who was killed when a drowsy driver fell asleep at the wheel AND  in memory of all others in our community who have been affected by a sleep related crash.  Proceeds from the race will benefit Kyle's scholarship fund research and community awareness activities performed by The  National Sleep Foundation.

We thank you for your support in contributing to this endeavor to help raise awareness of the dangers of Drowsy Driving.
Awareness SAVES LIVES!
The event is to honor Kyle Kiihnl and all others that have been injured or lost their lives in a drowsy driving accident and to raise awareness of this problem. 
  
100% of the 100,000 drowsy driving accidents each year are preventable. 

Please let us know if you will be out there so we can meet up! We would love to see all of you 901 runners there!

2 comments:

  1. Ill be at this one. I've done it every year. It is put on by my boss for her son. ; ) See y'all there!
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    1. Laura, so glad to hear it. Let's plan to meet there!

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