I’ll be running in the 6th annual Finish fora Guinness 5k this year. This race is near and dear to me. It was first organized to help our friend, Chris Stone, and his family battle ALS. Sadly, he passed just weeks before the first race. Now Finish fora Guinness supports many local ALS chapters and families.
Exactly what is ALS? From ALSA.org…
Just what is ALS?
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed.
This year’s race is taking place on Sunday, August 31st at 10AM. Right in downtown historic Warren, Rhode Island. It’s a beautiful and charming seaside town. This year the course has been changed a bit so I’m anxious to see where we are headed. It starts again at Old Warren Marina, 66 Church Street and will finish there as well.
This is one of my favorite post race events. A pint of Guinness and some Blount’s clam chowder! Heavenly. Enjoy live music right on the waterfront and review race results. It’s a great time for the entire family. Tons of friends come out for this event.
To read more about Finish fora Guinness check out their website at http://www.finishforaguinness.org/
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So for my fellow Rhody friends, sign up!! It’s a great time! I hope to see you there!