Date: Saturday, October 2nd
Start Time: 10 AM (race day reg pickup begins at 9 AM) please don't arrive any earlier than 9 AM.
Calling all superheroes! We're back LIVE, IN PERSON at True North Brewery, where this event started in 2019!!! Join us this October 2nd in your favorite superhero costume as we raise funds to advance CMV Legislation in MA through research, advocacy, education, and lobbying.
Costumes are optional, but being super is not!
5k run or walk in person
$20 through 9/1
$30 through 10/3
$35 Race Week
$40 on Race Day
**Youth Under 15 – $20 (no price increase)
Team Category: Own a business? Part of a running club? This is an easy and fun way to recruit your family and friends. Teams must consist of at least 2+ people.
Swag: T-shirts will be guaranteed to all participants who purchase by 9/13. We will also have limited supplies available on race day!
Virtual Option: We learned a lot from the 2020 pandemic, one of which being the limitless virtual world, where scheduling conflicts and traveling are no longer a problem. You'll have all weekend to complete your preferred distance while receiving all the glory including all the swag and even an opportunity to submit your race results. Unfortunately, you won't be eligible for race day awards.
Top Overall Male and Female
Top M/F in each of the following age groups: youth under 15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Fastest Team – (Cumulative time for the top 2 runners, gender is irrelevant)
Post Race Festivities: Several packaged food items and fruit will be available to choose from. One beer ticket will be included in your race entry and for every additional beer you purchase True North will kick back a portion of the proceeds. Anchor Stone Pizza Truck will be on-site that afternoon and will also be kicking back a portion of the proceeds. (cash/credit)
Dogs/Strollers: We do welcome dogs and strollers. We do ask that you line up in the back at the start line. All dogs must be leashed at all times.
Parking: Limited parking on site, additional parking will be at the Ipswich YMCA right behind the brewery. Follow race signage for a shortcut to the brewery.
All funds raised (including registration fees) will go to Northeast CMV, Inc. to help support them in their mission ensuring access to education for women of childbearing age, accelerating research funding, advocating for a vaccine, and advancing legislation for congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) screening in the Northeastern United States and beyond. Please note, your registration and contributions are not tax-deductible.
WHAT IS CMV?
Congenital Cytomegalovirus (sy·toe·MEG·a·low·vy·rus), or CMV, is the most common viral infection, 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.
CMV is common, serious, and preventable.
CMV is a member of the herpes virus family. Coming into contact with the CMV virus is a common occurrence, typically harmless to the general population. A CMV infection causes cold-like symptoms, such as a sore throat, fever, fatigue, and swollen glands. These mild cytomegalovirus symptoms last for only a few short weeks and are rarely a cause for concern for healthy kids or adults.
The CMV virus can also cause severe disease in babies who were infected with CMV before birth (referred to as congenital CMV infection).
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), between 50 and 80 percent of people in the United States have had a CMV infection by the time they are 40 years old.
WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT CMV?
We suggest visiting the Massachusetts cCMV Coalition's website or, the National CMV Foundation's website for more information about all things CMV including signs & symptoms, prevention tips, screening, outcomes, and much more.
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