RaceTrac To Host ‘Run for Research’ 5K and 1K

racetrac-400x187Runners are encouraged to wear their craziest socks to the fundraising event.

For the third year in a row, RaceTrac is set to host its annual Run for Research 5K and 1K Fun Run, which raises money for The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF).

The event is set for Saturday, April 9, in Arlington, Texas at Levitt Pavilion on UT Arlington’s campus. RaceTrac is inviting the Dallas/Fort Worth-area community to join in the fun and family-friendly event.

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Parkinson’s disease is a chronic, degenerative neurological disorder that affects one in 100 people over age 60. Last year, in an impressive turnout, RaceTrac fundraised more than $477k through the race and other in-store fundraising efforts to help MJFF speed a cure for Parkinson’s and this year the company aims to surpass this amount.

Registration is only $30 through Thursday, April 8, and will increase to $35 starting race day. The 1K Fun Run is $10 for children 13-years-old and up. Children 12-years-old and younger can participate in either race for free. All proceeds benefit MJFF.

This year, participants are encouraged to “Race for Fox in Your Craziest Socks!” In other words, time to break out those neon, knee-high, polka-dotted socks you’ve been saving for a special occasion. The crazier the socks, the better!

CrowdRise is a fundraising component that participants can use during registration to create teams with friends and families to help raise money for MJFF. Additionally, The Coca-Cola Co.has agreed to donate $100 toward the Foundation each time participants “share” that they registered for the race on social media. All participants are encouraged to share their registration with their social media followers as directed at the end of the registration process.

Finally, after the run, all participants are welcome to cool off and hang out at the Vendor Village. There will be tents offering awesome products and all participants will receive goody bags with fun surprises included.

With an estimated five million people worldwide living with Parkinson’s disease today, MJFF and RaceTrac need your support to help find a cure.

RaceTrac is also holding a Run for Research 5K in Atlanta. That race takes place on Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. at Cumberland Galleria at 200 Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, Ga. 30339. Price and registration details are the same.