Ellie Helton Memorial 5K and Fun Run Event Scheduled for October in Cary, NC with Proceeds Benefitting Renowned Brain Aneurysm Foundation

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Family-friendly event set to honor the loving memory of young, local resident who passed away suddenly last year as a result of a brain aneurysm

Please join us on Saturday, October 17, 2015 for the Ellie Helton Memorial 5K and Fun Run, which will take place at the WakeMed Soccer Park located at 201 Soccer Park Drive in Cary, North Carolina.

Ellie Helton was a vibrant, loving 14-year old who passed away on July 16, 2014, as a result of a brain aneurysm. She loved God, her family and friends, superheroes, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and pizza. She was a unique spirit who loved life, was accepting of others and persevered in everything she tried. This race is being run in Ellie’s honor and to raise awareness of brain aneurysms and funds for research.

All proceeds from the Ellie Helton Memorial 5K and Fun Run benefit the renowned Brain Aneurysm Foundation. The registration fees to participate are as follows:

  • 5K Adult Run registration fee: $30 until 10/3; after 10/3, the fee will increase to $35, 12 and over - Timed event
  • 5K Adult Walk registration fee: $30 until 10/3; after 10/3 fee will increase to $35, 12 and over - Untimed event
  • 1 Mile Youth Fun Run registration: $10 fee for all ages under 12
  • Virtual Participant: If you cannot make it to the event but would like to support the cause; register as a "virtual" participant for $50 by 10/3 and receive a complimentary event t-shirt.
  • Children under 12 attending with a parent are free; however, if they would like to receive a t-shirt, they must register.

All who register by October 3rd are guaranteed a t-shirt (standard adult and youth size t-shirts available).

All are welcome to wear a costume of your own choice or one that represents Ellie. She loved the color pink, superheroes, Minions, Greek mythology, Harry Potter, Hunger Games and Reese's Cups. Also, please feel free to wear normal running attire.

Registration packet pick up will take place on Friday, October 16 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Fleet Feet, 1104 Market Center Drive in Morrisville, NC. Then on Saturday, October 17, the day of the event, registration begins at 8:00 am at WakeMed Soccer Park.

The Youth Fun Run starts at 9:00 am, while the 5K Run/Walk kicks off at 9:30 am. There will be an awards ceremony after the completion of the 5K race.

For more information, to volunteer or become a sponsor please contact: elliesrace(at)gmail(dot)com

The Brain Aneurysm Foundation was established in 1994 in Boston, Massachusetts with a mission to promote early detection of brain aneurysms by providing knowledge and raising awareness of the signs, symptoms and risk factors; work with the medical communities to provide support networks for patients and families; as well as to further research that will improve patient outcomes and save lives. For more information about the Brain Aneurysm Foundation, visit http://www.bafound.org.

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