2018 National Awareness 5K Run/Walk

Sunday, May 20, 2018 at Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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Check-in and Registration opens at 7:00am
Kids Fun Run begins at 8:45am
Run/Walk begins at 9:00am

 

Highlights

FREE Admission after the walk to the Hall of Science, Queens Zoo and Carousel
DJ and Group Activities
Each registrant receives a Team Tourette T-Shirt
Snacks and Beverages

 

The Tourette Association’s National Awareness 5K Run and Walk was organized to raise awareness and funds for the Tourette Association of America. When you register you are supporting the Tourette Association’s mission to make life better for all people affected by Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders.  Encourage your friends, family, co-workers and neighbors to participate or donate to your fundraising webpage so that we can reach our fundraising goal.  Funds raised will benefit research, foster awareness, and support necessary programs. Together we can make a difference!

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Registration Fees

Awareness Walk — $30
Certified 5K Run — $35
Kids Fun Run — FREE
Day of Event Registration — $40
Free for Children 12 and younger

Event is Rain or Shine

Online Registration is recommended and closes at noon on Friday May 18, 2018.

CLICK HERE for the Team Tourette Participant Donor Sheet

 

Event Location

Flushing Meadow Corona Park — Zoo Picnic Area — Directly across from the Carousel at 111th Street and 55th Avenue, Corona NY
Parking is FREE and available first come, first serve on 111th Street (next to Terrace on the Park) and in the park on Meridian Road (next to the Queens Museum).

CLICK HERE for the 5K Run/Walk Route Map

About Tourette Syndrome

Tourette Syndrome is part of a spectrum of hereditary, childhood-onset, neurodevelopmental conditions referred to as Tic Disorders.  These conditions affect both children and adults, causing them to make sudden, uncontrollable movements and/or sounds called tics (e.g. head bobbing, arm jerking, shoulder shrugging and grunting).  Non-tic features, such as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and learning difficulties, often develop in affected individuals.  Symptoms in Tic Disorders can range from mild to severe and, in some cases, can be self-injurious, debilitating and markedly reduce quality of life. While some treatments are available for people with Tourette and other Tic Disorders, approaches to care are inconsistent and medications are often ineffective.