DATE: October 13, 2019
Location: True North Ale Company, 116 County Rd, Ipswich MA 01938
Start Time: 10AM
Description: The 2019 event is a fun-focused 3 Mile run or walk to be held in Ipswich, Massachusetts at True North Ale Company. The primary goal of Grace’s Run is to bring awareness to CMV. The more people who know and act, the greater the chances of mandating universal newborn screenings and eventually finding a vaccine against it. The alternate goal of Grace’s Run is to fund-raise for the National CMV Foundation to help them in their mission to promote awareness, provide access to resources and share prevention information to eliminate congenital CMV.
Packet Pickup/Race Day Reg: 8:30am-10am at True North Ale Company. Fees: Early registration: $25 Late registration: $40 Youth (12 and under): $20 Virtual registration: $15
Course: The course will start and finish at the True North Ale Company. The route is a 3 mile run or walk.
Post Race Festivities: Each participant will receive a Speakeasy food voucher and a True North drink voucher attached to their race bib. Other refreshments will also be available to participants including fruit and water.
Hot Dogs will be available for purchase, with a portion of those proceeds generously going back to the CMV Foundation.
Parking: First come, first serve in the True North lot. The lot is large but won’t fit everyone. The Ipswich YMCA, behind True North and the Hellenic Center will be available for overflow parking.
More about CMV: Congenital Cytomegalovirus (sy·toe·MEG·a·low·vy·rus), or CMV, is the most common viral infection, occurring in about 1 in 200 births, and the leading non-genetic cause of hearing loss that infants are born with in the United States. Every pregnant woman is at risk of acquiring CMV, and only 9% of women know about it!
Can’t make the event? But would like to make a contribution? You can run/walk virtually – Please visit www.fundraise.nationalcmv.org
Donations can me made as well: https://fundraise.nationalcmv.org/donate/project/graces-run/nationalcmv
Weather: This event will take place rain/snow. There will be no refunds.
Event Contact: High5EM | 978-594-7050 | firstname.lastname@example.org