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Crazy, we know but it looks like we'll be at Creekside Park near Kentwood, MI, again! This year's race will be August 24th, 2024. Can't wait to see you there!
Shirts are guaranteed if you sign up before August 5th. Due to supply chain issues and the desire not to have 30 left over shirts, this is the cutoff we had to set.
Course is out and back on a paved trail that is impossible to get lost on. This will be a great race for families with young children and seasoned runners looking for a fast course.
Lots of age group awards for the kids to win. Age groups for those over 20 will be in 10 year increments plus a masters division. New this year, awards will be given out as runners finish.
Please let us know if you are participating and have Type 1 Diabetes so that we can acknowledge you by clicking the "contact race" button below.
All proceeds from this race will be donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), in honor of Beau Joyner. This race is organized by John Joyner, his older brother. Beau was diagnosed two days before Christmas with Type 1 Diabetes. Type 1 Diabetes is an autoimmune disorder, caused by your body's immune system attacking your pancreas and insulin producing cells. What that means is, Beau needs to monitor his blood sugar 24 hours a day via finger pricks or a continuous blood sugar monitor. He must take an insulin shot before eating anything with carbohydrates. There is currently no cure for this disease, but the Juvenile Diabetes Research foundation gave Beau a stuffed bear named Rufus, a new bag with a book about diabetes for children and helped to make this diagnosis just a little bit easier for him to handle. JDRF also funds research and matches families with clinical trials for their children.
We are grateful for the comfort JDRF gave our son and want to help fund the work they do for other children like Beau in the hope that one day, there will not be a need for insulin shots or alarms going off in the middle the night.
Since 2017, there has been a 30% increase in the number of people diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and that number is expected to continue to rise. Please help us do something to make this disability a little less traumatic, even if it's just with a bear.
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