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We’re thrilled and honored to have 2020 Joey's Wings 5k & Kids Obstacle Challenge logo designed by Boyang Twin Brothers Art, 14-Year-Old International and National Award Winning Artists Max Boyang & Louis Boyang! Their artwork have been exhibited in fine art galleries across the country. Max and Louis have had five solo exhibitions in the past three years. In 2016, they donated the sales of their artwork to Joey’s Wings. You can see their works at http://www.boyangtwins.com/index.html
In the middle of May 2019, five year old Charlie had a brain tumor. He underwent surgery to remove the 5cm tumor located in the posterior fossa region of the brain and thankfully, the entire tumor was removed. Charlie was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, a malignant type of brain tumor. For the first ~1.5 months after surgery, he developed Posterior Fossa Syndrome. Charlie was unable to talk, walk, swallow, or communicate for over a month after his surgery. Charlie was hospitalized for a total of almost 5 months during which time he received 3 rounds of the initial chemotherapy regimen followed by a fourth round of high dose chemotherapy. The side effects of the high dose chemo required an autologous stem cell transplant which occurred in early September. Charlie's post-treatment MRI scan of the brain and spine in October was clean! Charlie is home now and doing well. He continues to receive outpatient physical and occupational therapy and he is looking forward to returning to school soon!
Awards will be at 10:15 AM. There are three age groups, 6 – 11, 12 – 18, and 19+, each category placing top 3 males and females. There will be two awards for fundraising teams: one for the team with the most runners and one for the team that raises the most money.
Results will be posted on our website after the run!
Race day registration and packet pick up begins at 7:30 AM. T-shirts will be first come first serve for race day registrants. T-shirts cannot be guaranteed if registration is not completed by March 3rd. The 5K race will start at 8:30 AM.
Want to get more involved and help fundraise for Joey's Wings? Create a team, recruit runners to sign up for your team and ask friends, family, and businesses for donations! There will be two awards for fundraising teams: one for the team with the most runners and one for the team that raises the most money. Click the team tab (on the left) to get started!
If you need a letter for businesses, let Kathy know by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hay bales, tires, parachute, hurdles, agility ladder, hula hoops, jumping bags...Each obstacle course represents the obstacle that children with cancer have to overcome during treatment: chemo, radiation, pills, testing... Our improved kids obstacle challenge this year is fun and competitive!
Obstacle course challenge is designed for kids 3 years and up. Parents can run with little ones. Our volunteers will also watch and help along the way. Winners of different age groups will get a parents night out certificate from O2B kids!
7:30 AM Onsite registration and Packet Pickup
8:30 AM 5K begins
8:45 AM 1 mile obstacle challenge
10:15 AM Awards
Both strollers and dogs are welcome! We have made the course more stroller-friendly this year, so no worries if it rains beforehand! If you run with your dog, please make sure he/she is well behaved, stays on a leash, gets cleaned up after and doesn't trip anyone while on the course :)
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