Tuesday, May 13, 2008

5K tomorrow!

Hey everybody,
The BIAU 5K is on Saturday at 8am. We are so excited for this event and can't believe the turnout supporting Charlie. We have talked to the people at the BIAU and they plan to stop online registration tonight... So, if you haven't registered but plan to run, register tonight at http://www.biau.org/ or you may be out of luck. The BIAU is a little overwhelmed having been inundated with so many Charlie fans - there are over double the amount of people this year than ever before!! Here are a few details about the race for those who've registered...

Liberty Park is located at 600 E. 1300 S. in SLC. The race starts and ends at the south east corner of the park. They ask that you use the south entrance. Parking is limited, so please carpool if you can. The race will begin at 8am, but you have to get there early enough to park, get your race apron and race t-shirt. If you signed up for a Charlie shirt you will be receiving those in the next couple of days. We want to have a picture taken of all of Charlie's fans before the race because we will lose people if we try to do it afterward. So, please get there early enough to park, check in and get your stuff and be ready for a group photo at 7:40am. We will only take the photos with one camera, but will make those photos available electronically.

Charlie plans to be at the race and is very excited about all of his friends being there to support him and his family. We would ask that you please be considerate of them and try not to overwhelm them or overstimulate him. He is also still trying to get used to the germs at home and from his family, so we would ask that you not touch him as it is risky for him to be around so many wonderful and random people.

Again - we can't thank you enough - those of you donating the shirts, art, water, time, etc. and those of you supporting this wonderful little man by running and walking for such an important cause to us. You are all heros to us.
-meghan - charlie's aunt

12 comments:

Kelli and Jeremy Whitney said...

I'm super excited and I can't wait! Meg let me know when I can help pass out t-shirts. I'm coming up your way tomorrow so let me know if I can pick some up and take them down south with me.

Anonymous said...

Happiness is...Good luck to all running and walking for Charlie in Utah!!Shyla

Roxey said...

I'm ready for the shirt delivery, meg! Love and prayers!
Rox

linds said...

well put meg...do you plan events for a living?

Anonymous said...

Meg- if i can help hand out shirts i would be glad to. just give me a call kippi

Meghan said...
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Kelly said...

Wish I could be there! I'll be walking for you in spirit. I put in a couple of miles last Friday night during the Relay for Life. My group from church dedicated each lap to someone. I had Charlie and the Christensen Family in my thoughts a lot.

Good luck all at your "Charlie" Walk.

BaxterFamily said...

Hey, I just called the BIAU and you can still register and pay by phone. They say to be there early before 7:40a.m. to sign your name and pick up your envelope and t-shirt. We're excited!

love,
The Baxter

Trish said...

John and I so wish we could be there to walk along with you all. I'd definitely take Coop for a lap!
Love and miss you all!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm sure Charlie will have tons of family, friends, and fans who will be there to support him. We wish we could be there as well to give our love and support for him and also to see him in person! But, we'll be thinking of Charlie. He is always in our prayers. Love the Paddock Family in CA.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I missed the run/walk (in my case). Bryan and Jace gave me "Hell" for not being there. My allergie are over the top and the pills make me not only lazy, but HOT and sleepy....no excuse.. I know for you all are going through. But, they said it was awesome and you had a fabulous turnout and Charlie looked great..

Love, Jill B

PS. They also said Cheryl Dee looked "smokin'"

Marilee said...

Waiting for reports and pics of the race/gathering. Beuller? Beuller? Meghan???