Monday, April 28, 2014

Miles For Mitchell

The second annual Miles for Mitchell 5K will be held on May 3 in Herriman, Utah. Mitchell Jones was diagnosed with Duchene Muscular Dystrophy in July 2005. As his family struggled to deal with the many issues of his disease, his father took his thoughts to the internet. He started a Facebook page that detailed the struggles, challenges, and triumphs of this amazing young man and his family. Unfortunately, Mitchell passed away on March 2, 2013.

In an effort to honor his memory, family and friends of Mitchell started a 5K. Dari Wininger, race director, says she started this race to help her son Carter deal with the death of his good friend in a positive way. "How could I not do something for the pure love of childhood friends?"

In the inaugural year, the funds donated were used to pay for Mitchell's funeral and a portion of his headstone. Going forward, all funds from the race will go to support the mission of Mitchell's Journey and Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy.

Last year we had the great privilege of assisting with this race. This year we have the opportunity to review the race and encourage our great running community to get involved. You can get involved by racing on May 3 (details below), dedicating your Saturday run to Mitchell, purchasing a shirt, or sending a donation.

After the race there will be a raffle, silent auction, and the Waffle Love truck will be there! If you haven't tried Waffle Love, you are missing out on the best waffles on the planet!

You can make a donation to the nonprofit foundation by using the following Paypal link:

Or sending a check to
Mitchell's Journey
5526 West 13400 South #102
Herriman, UT 84096

Race details:

Saturday May 3, 2014
run/walk begins at 9:00 am

Herriman Main Street Park
13000 South 5900 West
Herriman, Utah

To sign up for the race:

If you are dedicating your Saturday run to Mitchell, be sure to take a pic, and share it on the Miles For Mitchell Facebook page. Mitchell loved purple and gold, lego's, video games and Star Wars; find a fun way to include his fav's during your run.

We are looking forward to this race and running in memory of Mitchell!

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