The Make Lemon Aide Foundation for Cerebral Palsy presents the
4th Annual Walk/Run/Roll in Lauren’s Shoe’s
10:00AM START: 1-Mile Accessible Walk!
10:30AM START: 5K Run
After deep thought and consideration, the Make Lemon Aide Foundation for CP’s 4th Annual Walk/Run/Roll in Lauren's Shoes 5K & 1 Mile Accessible Walk will take place at the scenic Wilkeson Pointe waterfront destination located at the Outer Harbor; 225 Furhmann Blvd., Buffalo, New York 14203. The date will be Sunday June 11, 2017. Enjoy winding around the bike path on waterfront!
As the event continues to grow each year, we wanted to select a new location with better accessibility on a sturdy bike path for our CP families and warriors, along with potential to attract more 5k runners in Western New York. Our course has been certified with USA Track and Field and the first 300 participants will receive an official Walk in Lauren's Shoes race shirt!
After the race enjoy the amenities of the park including kayak and paddle board rentals with Long Boards at The Beach, Consumer’s Beer Garden, rent a bike and take in the unbelievable views of the waterfront and City. This is a must see destination for locals and tourists.
Another important change
This year's race will be more streamlined and focused solely on the pre-race and race activities. We are eliminating the post-race family fundraiser, as it caused too long of a day for our CP families. Instead, we'd love everyone's participation and support with team and individual fundraising among your family and friends. Runners will still have the option to wear ankle weights to simulate (in a very small way) what it feels like for people with CP.
Why Walk/Run/Roll with us?
Cerebral Palsy affects 17 million people worldwide. There's NO federal funding for CP research. It's called the forgotten disability. It's the #1 motor disability found in children with no funding. 1 in 303 children are impacted with CP. 1 in 3 children can't walk. 1 in 4 children with CP can't feed themselves. 1 in 4 children with CP can't dress themselves. Some children with CP will NEVER talk.
Be Courageous in the Fight Against CP
Join Our Fundraising Team!
All participants are invited to be courageous and join Lauren in the Fight Against CP! Here's how you can help:
1. SIGN UP FOR THE RACE: (walk/run/roll) by selecting the REGISTER NOW button above.
2. CREATE YOUR OWN FUNDRAISING TEAM: by selecting the "FUNDRAISING" button located at the top of this page.
3. RECRUIT TEAM MEMBERS: Invite friends, family, co-workers and neighbors to be courageous and join your team. Unless you ask, they won't know to help. Set a fundraising goal and ask family and friends to join the Fight Against CP!
4. PROMOTE YOUR FUNDRAISING: Post links to your fundraising page on Facebook & Twitter. Send out emails to contacts. Even if you can't attend the race, it's the perfect way to be courageous supporting Lauren's Fight Against CP.
5. MAKE AN INDIVIDUAL DONATION: If you are not ready to form a team but would still like to help, click the "FUNDRAISING" button at the top of this page and select the individual "donation" option.
If you have any questions about setting up your fundraising team, please contact Carol Walier at 716-432-3725.
Both the 5K Run and 1 Mile Run/Walk/Roll will start and finish at beautiful Wilkeson Pointe on the Outer Harbor in downtown Buffalo, NY. The 5K runners will be using the brand new USATF Certified Course #NY17011.
AGE GROUPS & AWARDS
225 Furhmann Blvd
Buffalo, New York
1 Mile CP Warrior Walk
Start Time: 10:00am
Start Time: 10:30am
REGISTRATION & PACKET PICKUP
Online registration will remain open right up until the start of the race. Race day registration and packet pickup will take place at Wilkeson Pointe from 8:30am right up until the start of the races. You can also click here to download a paper application.
Please arrive early and allow enough time for parking & packet pickup!
POST RACE CELEBRATION
At the conclusion of the race runners will be provided with light snacks and a beverage. Food and beer will be available for purchase from park vendors and the awards ceremony will take place shortly after the last runner crosses the finish line!
There will be lemonade, cupcakes, and The R&R BBQ Food Truck on site to purchase.
There will be plenty of free street parking on Furhmann Blvd and lot parking a short 2 minute walk from the start/finish line. PLEASE ALLOW EXTRA TIME FOR PARKING AND THE WALK TO WILKESON POINTE.
Awards will be presented to the top overall male & female finishers in the 5K race along with the top three male and female participants in each of the following age groups...
9 & Under,10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 and older.
We also be "Pinning" all CP Warriors during the award ceremony.
CONTACT / INFORMATION
For additional information on the race or sponsorship opportunities available, please contact race director Carol Walier at 716-432-3725.
TIMING & FINISH LINE SERVICES
Gun start/chip finish timing services using industry leading Jaguar Electronic RFID timing will be provided by Race Management Solutions. Results are updated throughout the race in real time and can be accessed at any time after crossing the finish line using any one of the following options:
Race participants can also use the ITSYourRace platform to view and share finish line photos with family and friends for free on Facebook along with free custom finisher certificates!
- FREE ITSYourRace Mobile App
- RMS Race Results Kiosk/Printer
- Scrolling Results TV Monitor(s)
Make Lemon Aide Foundation for CP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit.
All proceeds will be used to Help Fight CP.