On April 22nd, the New York Times posted an article with the headline, "For Wounded, Daunting Cost; for Aid Fund, Tough Decisions." The article explains just how expensive recovering from and living with a crippling injury can be. And is discusses how many of the people injured while supporting runners just like us are likely to discover in a few months that their insurance coverage is more limited than expected. The piece goes on to explain how administrators of The One Fund, the charity formed by the Boston Mayor and Massachusetts Governor, will have to make tough decisions about how to distribute the money it has collected.
In an effort to help The One Fund's administrators have all of the funding required to assist those in need, FLEET FEET Sports has re-branded the 2013 edition of its Opening Act 5K the Unstoppable 5K. Profits from and donations to the event will be donated to The One Fund.
Sunday, July 28th, 2013
All participants will start at 7:30am.
Those who registered before July 15th were guaranteed a "We Are Unstoppable" technical tee in the Boston Marathon's traditional colors of blue and yellow. Late registrants will receive shirts if available. As of July 23rd, our supplies looked good (and so do the shirts).
Venue & Parking
The Unstoppable 5K is staged from the Chesterfield Central Park Amphitheater. Participants will be directed to park on the west side of Chesterfield Mall (near Macy's) and walk across Chesterfield Parkway to Central Park.
Course distance certified by USA Track & Field; Code MO13023LJ
Custom Unstoppable medals will be awarded to first three men and women who cross the finish line and the first three men and women in the following age groups: 12 & Under, 13-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 and 70 & Over. Complete results will be available online.
Registrations will be accepted online, at packet pickup, or on race morning. The entry fee is $20 through July 7th and $25 from July 8th through July 21st, when online registration closes. Entries will cost $30 if processed at packet pickup or on race day. No shirt can be guaranteed for those who register after July 14th.
To avoid the rush on race morning, pick up your packet at FLEET FEET Sports...
...on Friday, July 26 from Noon to 8:00 pm at the Des Peres store.
...on Saturday, July 27 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Chesterfield store.
Packet pickup will be available on race day at the Amphitheater from 6:30 to 7:15am.
Volunteer to work at the Unstoppable 5K receive a "We Are Unstoppable" technical tee. If you're interested, please email Jules and she will contact you with further information.
Complete Race Instructions will be emailed to each entrant before the race. If you have questions before you receive the instructions or questions that are not answered in that email, please email Jules.