Colby 5k & Crossfit Challenge
Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 8:45 AM (CST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join the fun for a one mile course, a 5k (3.1 miles) course, or a 5k CrossFit Challenge through rolling terrain, both begin and end at Stone Canyon Elementary. Details of the Crossfit Challenge to be announced!
Rain, shine or snow! 100% of race proceeds go directly to finding a cure for Angelman Syndrome.
The Colby 5k and CrossFit Challenge is a USATF certified race.
Prizes will be awarded for the one mile fun run, the 5k, and the 5k CrossFit Challenge.
Following the event, the Owasso Fire Department will have their Ladder truck ready for our 1st annual "Fire Truck Pull". Teams of 4 will complete to pull the ladder truck, the farthest and fastest. Please get with your 3 strongest friends, and get ready to be the champion team!!
Our son Colby Michael Goldstein was born in 2007 with Angelman Syndrome (AS), a genetic based neurologic disorder that occurs in about one in 15,000 births. He certainly had his share of the challenges characteristic of this disorder, including developmental cognitive and motor delay, lack of speech, and seizures. But, even without the benefit of language, he taught us that limitations are for those who believe in them, and that judgment is reserved for those who would judge. Individuals with AS are often called “Angels”, as they tend to have a happy demeanor, and Colby definitely could lift the day with his laughing and smiling, and his cheeky sense of humor. To learn more about our extraordinary son, we invite you to view some video montages at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxyp14mKOgA&sns=em
A tragic accident took Colby from us October 17, 2011, at the age of four and a half. Had his life not ended so soon, we are confident he would have changed the face of what we know as Angelman Syndrome. The cost of these therapies and medical care can sometimes be a staggering burden for families, especially single parent families. To learn more about Angelman Syndrome please visit these excellent websites: www.cureangleman.org and www.angelman.org.