WINNER for FREE Entry to the Strike Out ALS 5K

Time to pick a winner for the 2014 Strike Out ALS 5K

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Thanks so much for participating!  A random number generator selected one winner and that was lucky #3!

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#3 = Lisa

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Lisa is a big Sox fan so I’m happy that someone who really loves the game and the stadium gets to run it for FREE!  Lisa, contact me (amanda@tootallfritz.com) as soon as possible so that we can get you signed up for the race!  Congrats, girl!

The rest of us can register to run the 5th Annual Strike Out ALS 5K by clicking HERE.  The race is on Tuesday, July 15th and one of those coveted weeknight events that is fun for the entire family.  Go enjoy the stadium and a great race for a great cause!

** Run for a Cause  ** Amanda – TooTallFritz **   

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FREE Entry Giveaway – 5th Annual Strike Out ALS 5K at US Cellular Field

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Another great, family friendly event is quickly approaching!  On July 15th, the 5th Annual Strike Out ALS 5K will be held at US Cellular Field.   This is a must run event if you are a White Sox Fan!  2014 promises some new things as an incentive for local fans:

2014 Race Incentives 

1st, 2nd and 3rd place fundraisers will receive on field recognition at the White Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles game on Monday, August 18th

4th and 5th place finishers will receive an autographed baseball by Gordon Beckham and Adam Dunn

Anyone that raises $250 or over will receive a Comcast Ticket Voucher for an upcoming Chicago White Sox Game

The 2014 event also boosts a new course with entertainment at each mile plus a post race party with a local band! 

Most importantly, this is more than a family friendly event at a cool venue.    This is a massive fundraising effort for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease).  While I was introduced to this fast moving disease at an early age, many don’t know much about ALS.  Description below:  

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease or motor neuron disease (MND), is a progressive disease that causes muscle weakness, difficulty speaking and swallowing and generally, complete paralysis. In most cases, while the body continues to deteriorate, the mind remains unaffected. The disease does not discriminate, striking any age, gender and race. In the US, someone is diagnosed every 90 minutes, and approximately 35,000 people are living with ALS at any given time. There is no known cure for ALS and once diagnosed, patients typically live only three to five years.

So come on out for the 5th Annual Strike Out ALS 5K!  Free parking.   Great venue.  Family friendly event.  Amazing after party with a band.  Join the fun and help STRIKE OUT ALS!  Register HERE, donate HERE or comment below to be entered into a drawing for a free entry!  Giveaway for a free entry begins now and one winner will be drawn via a random number generator on Monday, July 7th.   Must comment below to be entered in the drawing.  Good luck!!

** Strike Out ALS ** Amanda – TooTallFritz **

Strike Out ALS 5K Free Entry GIVEAWAY

We are so fortunate that we have options when running and racing.  There are new events popping up every day and if you want, you can race every weekend and a couple times thru the week.  The race distance which seems to be growing the fastest is the 5K.  This is a distance that is family friendly, fun and challenging all the same.  It can be fast and furious or a measure of one’s ever-growing fitness level.  For this reason, charities seem to favor this distance for both fun and fundraising.  One such charity is the Les Turner Foundation which is hosting it’s 4th Annual Strike Out ALS 5K on Tuesday, July 16th at US Cellular Field.

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What is ALS?   ALS = Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
ALS—often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease or motor neuron disease (MND)—is a progressive, degenerative disease affecting motor neurons. Motor neurons are specialized nerve cells that carry impulses from the brain to the muscles by way of the brainstem and the spinal cord. The muscles then move in response to these impulses.

In ALS, motor neurons gradually cease functioning and die. As this happens, the muscle tissues waste away because no movement is being stimulated. This results in gradually worsening muscle weakness, atrophy, and often spasticity. Only the motor neurons are affected. Other nerve cells, such as sensory neurons that bring information from sense organs to the brain, remain healthy.  Source & more info HERE.

The Strike Out ALS 5K gives runners a one-of-a-kind experience.  The race starts at the iconic home plate of Comiskey Park and finishes on the warning track inside U.S. Cellular Field. Following the race, runners can celebrate with family, friends and White Sox fans at the after party featuring the 2013 MLB All-Star Game under the lights of the ballpark. The concession stands will be open and the game will be broadcast on the Jumbotron.  This race is on a Tuesday night and includes free parking at the ballpark.  Free Parking = WINNING!!

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The race entry is currently valued at $40 but might be considered “priceless” to White Sox fans in the CHI.  If you would like to be entered to win this free entry, please comment below.  If you REALLY want to win this entry then share this post with your friends via Facebook or Twitter and let me know that you did so (in the comments below).  You’ll get an extra entry for each social media share.  I’ll draw a winner via a random number generator at 9am on Monday, June 24th.  Good luck!

This looks like a great event that would be fun for the whole family.  I like that.  All proceeds go to the Les Turner Foundation.  I like that.  Free parking.  I REALLY like that.  If you are too excited to wait for the drawing for the free entry, go HERE to register now.  Enjoy!

** Win an Entry to the Strike Out ALS 5K ** Amanda – TooTallFritz **