William’s Turkey Day 5K, featuring William’s Mile
KEEP Active Virginia Beach and Onelife Fitness invite you and your family to join us on Thanksgiving morning to help raise money for William Yancey Jr!!! Please read the letter from William below for some background on his story:
Hello, my name is William Yancey. I am 7 years old. Despite my challenges, I am strong, I am a fighter and I will prevail! I was born small and mighty with a diagnosis that is long, complicated, and has big words that are hard to spell. The fact is, I have cerebral palsy. 17 surgeries later I am a happy boy who loves to play ball, go to the beach, ride my new adaptable bike, and play in the kids club at Onelife Fitness. Although I am not able to walk on my own yet, I have a super cool yellow scooter with 6″ black wheels that gets me anywhere quickly! I have a walker that I use as well, but I would much rather have a hand to hold when I am walking. I would love for you to join me on Thanksgiving morning at my 2013 William’s Turkey Day 5K.Together with all my friends from Ocean Lakes Elementary, my teachers past and present, my therapists, Team Hoyt VB and many more we will raise funds for my therapy sessions. I have not walked across the finish line of William’s Mile without assistance yet and that is my goal this year. I will achieve this. I will prevail!!! Peace and blessings!
Thursday, 11/28 @ 7:30 AM-8:30 AM- Race Day Registration Starts
Thursday, 11/28 @ 9:00 AM- 5K Run (3.1 Miles)
Thursday, 11/28 @ 10:15 AM- William’s Mile (1 Mile)
Wednesday, 11/27 between 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM- Packet Pick Up (details below)
If you can’t attend, but would still like to donate to the Yancey family, please follow the link below to donate.
Fundraising URL: https://www.raceit.com/
LOCATION: The Virginia Beach Sportsplex located at 2181 Landstown Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23456.
COURSES: The 5K will be predominately a trail run and William’s mile will be on asphalt as to make it easier for the kids and parents with running strollers. All participants will receive a hot dog, drink and/or beer (if over 21) after the event.
PARKING: Ample Parking is available onsite at the Sportsplex.
Please feel free to be creative and dress up. Costumes are encouraged!!!
Runners must follow course. Water will be supplied throughout the course.
Registration URL: https://www.raceit.com/
5K: cost- $30; teams of 4- $100
William’s mile: cost- $10, teams of 2- $15
Race Day Weather Policy:
All races will go as scheduled; rain, snow, or extreme cold. Please dress appropriately!
No Refunds on Entry Fees!
PACKET PICK UP:
Wed, 11/27 between 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Onelife Fitness Princess Anne located at 3809 Princess Anne Road Virginia Beach, VA 23456. All pre-registered entries up through November 20th will receive a T-shirt. Race day registrations not guaranteed a T-shirt.
If you have any questions or concerns or if you would like to sponsor or volunteer at this event, please reach out to Bonnie or Jonathan Gildea at KEEP Active Virginia Beach. Please email either of us at email@example.com.