Races for charities are my favorites, and a race to raise funds to establish a charity may be even better. The Suddenly Sleepy Sleepwalk 5k at Eugene’s Alton Baker Park on March 11th is a kick-off fundraiser event to establish a local non-profit organization to bring support and awareness about the sleep disorder narcolepsy to the area.
The race starts by the duck pond in Alton Baker Park, then the course takes you east on Day Island Road, past Autzen Stadium. You cross the Willamette on the Autzen Footbridge, head back west again on the bike path along the river, take the Delazio Footbridge back across the river to finish the race after a loop around the duck pond. There will be a water station on the course. Pajamas or other comfortable clothing is encouraged at the event!
After the race, enjoy some complimentary hors d’oevres, and see if you won a raffle prize donated by a local merchant.
Narcolepsy is a medical disorder that affects one (1) in approximately every 2,000 people in the United States. Some of Narcolepsy’s key symptoms are excessive daytime sleepiness, sleep attacks, sudden microsleeps, and disrupted nighttime sleep.
Andre Royal Sr. has made it his mission to take on Narcolepsy as a cause worth fighting for. This kick-off event is a fundraiser to help establish a local non-profit organization and bring support to our community.
Suddenly Sleepy Sleepwalk 5k details:
When: Sunday, March 11th
Where: Alton Baker Park, Eugene (map)
What: 5k run/walk
Registration: Online here
Registration cost: $20 (adults), $15 (seniors), $10 (youth). Day of race add $5. Shirts available for $15
Registration includes: chip timed race, post-race food, raffle prizes