Sunday, December 9, 2012

Our Mission - Where The Money Goes

With our inaugural event last year we were able to donate over $4,000 to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society! Our goal is to double that amount this year. Below you'll see a sampling of how your donations and sponsorships help with Patient Care & Education and with the mission to cure blood cancers:

$1000 supports one week’s salary for a medical researcher at UCSF, Stanford, or Berkeley who may discover key information to developing curative treatments for blood cancers.
$500 allows 10 patients to log on to a webcast and hear the latest information in treatment for their disease.
$150 allows five patients to make a First Connection with a trained peer volunteer.
$100 provides three patients access to an information teleconference.
$75 is the average cost of tissue typing to become a bone marrow donor.
$50 is the cost of a CT scan.
$40 is the cost of sending a comprehensive packet of information for children with cancer.
$35 pays for transportation expenses for a patient living in Northern California’s most rural areas to treatment at a comprehensive cancer center.

$25 covers a single prescription co-payment.

$5 is the cost of sending a newly diagnosed patient information about their disease and how to get support.

Support our mission today by sponsoring or by registering for this event!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Save The Date!

The 2013 Randy's Run Half Marathon will be held on April 14th! Registration will open soon and space is limited to 200 participants so be sure to sign up early. The course will remain the same for 2013, a hilly out-and-back trek on Diablo Grande Parkway!

We'll have more information for you soon so check back often. See you on the road...

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Course

This is a rural, hilly, out-and-back course.

The start point is at the Best Western/Villa Del Lago and participants will head south on Rogers Road, then west onto Sperry Avenue which turns into Oak Flat Road/Diablo Grande Parkway. Turn-around will be clearly marked.

Runners and walkers are asked to utilize the NORTH shoulder of the road (westbound) while out on the course. This means you will be going with the flow of traffic while heading out, then going against traffic on the return when traffic would be a bit heavier. These are rural roads with NO ROAD CLOSURES, so please utilize the shoulder area. The majority of motorists will be making their way out of the Diablo Grande area toward Patterson, so they will be on the opposite side of the road, heading eastbound. We will have traffic control, flaggers, and a sweep vehicle to assist participants and motorists.

For those local runners/walkers who have trained in the Knight's Ferry area, this course is a bit more challenging. As you can see from the photos, however, the shoulder area is much wider.

Aid stations will be staffed with OUTSTANDING volunteers & medical personnel, water, Gatorade, salt, Biofreeze, and first aid kits. 2 of the aid stations will have a porta-potty.

Additionally, your final aid station will have a cooler filled with cold, wet towels. This will help cool you down on your way to the finish. We have added a page to the blog showing the course map and elevation chart.