Come Run with A2A3!
It’s running season (really, it’s ALWAYS running season!) Big House Big Heart 5K/10K? Chicago Marathon? Detroit Marathon? Boston Marathon? Come run with us!
Currently, we have a small group running regularly 6 days a week training for various races. We can accommodate various distances and paces. We run all year-round and are always getting ready for the spring and fall marathon seasons – email us if you are interested in running with our group or in joining a fundraising team to get ready for all those running events coming up in the calendar.
This Third Annual Electric Bolt Now Includes an 8K and new 5K/8K Courses near Argo Pond!
The Third Annual Electric Bolt Run will be held on Sunday, July 28th at 7:30am (race start).
This year’s races will be held on new courses near Argo pond along the Huron River. The races will start in Riverside Park near Canal and Wall Streets, run through Argo and Bandemer Parks, and eventually finish in Kerrytown at Wheeler Park. The main race will be an 8K (4.97 miles), but a 5K run and 5K walk are also in the works!
Check out the course maps here: Electric Bolt Course Maps. Both the 5K and 8K courses will be USATF certified.
A2A3 greatly appreciates the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for working with the Ann Arbor Track Club to help create this fundraising opportunity for research toward a cure for Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Stay tuned!
The finest electrical workers in the country receive their training through the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee of National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). In the past, NJATC trainees have raised money for Food Gatherers and participated in Habitat for Humanity projects while in Ann Arbor. Now, they are expanding their community involvement to include A2A3. Welcome – and thank you, NJATC!
Questions about the run or about A2A3?
Visit the Electric Bolt Facebook page for the latest postings!
• Sunday, July 28th, 2013
• 7:30am Race Start
• Online registration (until noon on Saturday, July 27th): $17.50 adults; $17.50 youth
• Race Day late registration (in-person at Gallup Park): $20 adults; $20 youth
• Optional T-shirts: $15.00
• Order shirts online to be guaranteed a shirt. Limited quantities may be available race day.
• Awards: Finisher awards for first 500 participants; custom pint glasses for age group top finishers, plus other prizes! (Thanks to Physical Therapy in Motion for prize sponsorship!)
• All proceeds from the run will benefit research centers aggressively seeking a cure or effective treatment for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease).
• Please join us immediately following the run for post-race goodies, including electric bolt cookies, Caribou Coffee, chocolate milk, Popsicles, and other homemade goodies!
April 1st – The Annual Twinkie Run!
This 5K run will always be held on April 1st, whatever day of the week that turns out to be. This year’s 5K run was again held in Gallup Park with the start near the canoe livery. With Twinkies at the start and again after mile 1.5, we had a lot of fun!
COME GET YOUR TWINKIES WHILE YOU CAN! THE TWINKIE LIVES! LONG LIVE THE TWINKIE!
Check out this article about last year’s event from the Ann Arbor Chronicle: Monthly Milestone: Internet Twinkies
AnnArbor.com also published some photos: Images from the Twinkie Run held Friday evening at Gallup Park
Questions about the Twinkie run or about A2A3?Contact A2A3 at email@example.com.
Big House Big Heart with the A2A3!
The Big House Big Heart 5K/10K/1M was an annual event that drew many ALS fighters.
The Big House Big Heart Run was originally conceived in honor of Burns Park resident and parent Phil Bowen, who lived on Granger near Burns Park and died of ALS just days before the first running of the event in 2007.
Many of us participated several times in this great event with A2A3 as runners and volunteers as we helped raise awareness of our mission. EACH YEAR WITH OVER 10,000 FRIENDS ran together through the tunnel and to the finish on the 50 yard line at the Big House!
A New Documentary about A2A3 Aired on PBS on May 5th and May 7th!
Leading a successful life, revolving around family and academics, University of Michigan professor Bob Schoeni was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) in the summer of 2008. Schoeni and his family quickly found support from friends and co-workers ready to defy the odds and to find a cure for ALS. This documentary, created by Palindrome Productions, tells the wonderful story of how these friends came together to help Bob’s family and others effected by ALS.
Ann Arbor Active Against ALS (A2A3.org), the grassroots movement inspired by Schoeni’s diagnosis, continually searches for fundraising ways to shore up cure-based funding for ALS. “One Step Ahead” explores how this positive approach guides Bob, his family, his medical team, and his supporters during a 7-month period in 2012. Fundraising efforts highlighted include six women who swim the English Channel to raise global awareness about ALS, as w
Want to be inspired by tremendous acts of compassion? Then watch this documentary!ell as raising money for ALS research; the joint effort of A2A3 and University of Michigan’s Phi Delta Theta, and their annual Boxcar Derby; and A2A3’s Family Field Day, where examples of an active lifestyle are encouraged and demonstrated.
Click here to watch it on Vimeo AFTER the 5/5/13 PBS airing through 5/31/13.
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A2A3 at the Detroit Marathon!
Several A2A3 runners ran the Detroit Free Press/Flagstar Marathon (or half-marathon) on October 18th! You may still sponsor their efforts by donating below. Join our training team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish, we will add you to our fundraising team for the Detroit Marathon as well. Support their effort by clicking here!:
Notable past efforts:
Jen Conine ran three long-distance trail races (a 25k, a 50k and a 50-miler) over six months – and her husband Nate Kearns did three century bike rides!
Support their A2A3 fundraising effort by donating here: