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Babson Runs for Rett – 5k, Kids Run and Activity Tent
Saturday, September 20, 2014, 11:30 am
Babson College, Babson Park, MA. Race will start and finish near Knight Auditorium.
10:00 – 11:30 a.m. – Registration
11:00 – 11:30 a.m. – Children’s Fun Run (approx .75 miles)
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – 5k Run
12:30 – 3:30 p.m. Activities at the Tent ($25 per person; children 15 & under – free)
Parking: Knight Lot
Registration Location: Knight Auditorium
Registration Info: A waiver form must be completed by any runner participating in the 5k or Children’s Fun Run. Waiver forms are available for download and can be dropped of at registration prior to the start. Addtional copies of the waiver form will also be available at registration.
Price: $25 per registrant for the 5k run (includes T-shirt). Children’s Fun Run is free. $25/adult for Tent Activities. Participation in the Children’s Fun Run is fee. Tent Activities are free for children 15 & under but all children must be accompanied by an adult.
Post Race Festivities at the Tent Include:
Kids’ Activities: bouncy house, bucking baby bull, lawn games, pumpkin painting, face painting, balloon artist, and a visit from WALLY THE GREEEN MONSTER!
Food: Specialty brews at the beer garden, savory gourmet burgers, a kids menu and more
Proceeds to benefit the Fund for Babson and the International Rett Syndrome Foundation*.
International Rett Syndrome Foundation
Rett syndrome is a rare genetic postnatal neurological disorder that occurs almost exclusively in girls and leads to severe impairments, affecting nearly every aspect of the child’s life: their ability to speak, walk, eat, and even breathe easily. The hallmark of Rett syndrome is near constant repetitive hand movements while awake. Cognitive assessment in children with Rett syndrome is complicated, but we know that they understand far more than they can communicate to us, evidenced by their bright and attentive eyes, and their ability to express a wide spectrum of moods and emotions. Babson alumnus Matt Seney’s daughter Abigail has Rett Syndrome. Abby’s supporters, collectively referred to as Abby’s Army, have been active fundraisers for Rett and Autism research since Abby’s diagnosis in 2012.
Fund for Babson
The Fund for Babson is a great way suport Babson’s most pressing priorities—financial aid, faculty excellence, and student life.