Erek is(was) a phenomenal boy, full of life, smart, beautiful & at the time my only child. He was fine on a Thursday, the very next day he began to have flu like symptoms in the afternoon. By the time Saturday morning rolled around and he was taken to the hospital it was too late, the disease had moved through his body & it was too late. 12 hours...that was all it took for this awful disease to take Erek away from me at the early age of 7. I share part of my story so that you join us in spreading awareness and help raise money to find a cure! Please take more time to hug your kids a little longer & tighter, leave the laundry & play with your babies, it will be there when you get done. Don't take them for granted. Thank you in advance for taking the time to read this and for joining us on our crusade!
Julissa *Erek's Mom
WELCOME BACK!!! We are excited you decided to join us again for the 4th Annual Erek's Run 5K Run/Walk Race I can not express to you how excited and grateful I am for your continued support in our journey to help spread awareness and prevention by vaccination!! If you have young children please be sure to visit with your pediatrician about the meningitis vaccine, there is one available now!!! If it is your first time, we thank you for your interest in our run. Please join us by either running, volunteering or donating, if you set up a donation page and your donations reach 400.00 your name or logo will be displayed on the back or Erek's Run t-shirts!!! THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT!
When: Saturday, June 8, 2013
Race Time: 7:30AM
Where: Kansas City Kansas Community College
||Until May 17
|Until June 6
|5K Run/Walk Entry
*Online Registration closes June 6 at 11:59PM
*Strollers are welcomed behind all of the runners!*
- Accurate and well marked course
- 4th Annual Erek's Run Tshirts!!
- Great live music and awards
- Chip timing by KC Running Company
Packet pickup & late registration
You may pick-up your packets or register on:
Packet pick up will be Friday June 7, 2013 at YMCA OFF PARALLEL IN kcks. Address is:
Providence YMCA/Ball Family Center
8601 Parallel Pky
Kansas City, KS, 66112
Between N 86th St and N 86th Terrace
June 8, Race Morning starting at 6:30am
If you are intrested in becoming a volunteer for this event please click here.
This year Erek's Run will be making a donation to a meningitis foundation to help spread awareness and promote prevention by vaccination. We are also excited about our new partnership with Kansas City Kansas Community College and will be donating a book scholarship to an incoming freshman for fall of 2013. We do this in memory of Erek as he would be starting his freshman year in college as well.
Please click here to donate.
Enjoy great live music from Emily Rose! The Emily Rose Band is an established band that has been in Kansas City for three years. They play all over town including, bars, weddings, fairs, private events and everything in between.
If you would like to see your business or group represented on the back of the Erek's Run t-shirts, please contact Julissa Flanders for sponsorship and donation levels.
Questions about the event, please contact Race Director, Julissa Flanders
Techinical questions about online registration, please contact, firstname.lastname@example.org