11/25/11 - 11/25/11
PNC Thanksgiving Run/Walk for MS
Reg. begins at 8 am.
10K Run 9:00 AM
Kiddie Fun Run 10:00 AM
5K Run 10:30 AM
5K Non-Competitive Walk 10:35 AM
$20 before November 19th, $30 day-of. Proceeds benefit the Delaware MS Society. For more info visit www.msrunwalk.org.
11/25/11 - 11/25/11
2011 PNC Thanksgiving Day Run/Walk for MS
Each year, more and more families begin the traditional holiday season at the PNC Bank Thanksgiving Day Run/Walk for MS. A Wilmington event since 1978, the run/walk attracts over 2,300 runners, walkers, and volunteers. On Thursday, November 24, participants can raise money for a good cause before indulging in Thanksgiving festivities and food!
The Thanksgiving Day Run/Walk includes four events. Each steps off from the PNC Bank Center, 222 Delaware Avenue in Wilmington, at a staggered time:
•Delaware Running Company 10K Run: Start 9:00 AM
•Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children Kiddie Fun Run: Start 10:00 AM
•Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware 5K Run: Start 10:30 AM
•PNC Bank 5K Non-Competitive Walk: Start 10:35 AM
Entry Fees Details:
The registration fee is $25 through November 19th for one event (either the 5K OR the 10K Run), and goes up to $30 on November 20th through Thanksgiving Day. To register for both the 5K and 10K events, the fee is $30 through November 19th and the fee for both events goes up to $40 on November 20th through Thanksgiving Day. Additional information can be found at www.msrunwalk.org.
The first 2,000 registrants for the 10K & 5K Run/Walk will receive a long-sleeve event T-shirt on a first come (first serve basis)! All the proceeds from this event are earmarked for MS research and the programs and services needed by more than 1,550 Delawareans with MS and their families.
About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain and between the brain and the body. Every hour in the United States, someone is newly diagnosed with the disease. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with more than twice as many women as men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 400,000 people in the U.S. and 2.1 million worldwide.
About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
The Society addresses the challenges of each person affected by MS. To fulfill this mission, the Society funds cutting-edge research, drives change through advocacy, facilitates professional education, collaborates with MS organizations around the world, and provides programs and services designed to help people living with MS and their families move forward with their lives. In 2010 alone, through its national office and 50-state network of chapters, the Society devoted $159 million to its programs and services that assisted more than one million people. To move us closer to a world free of MS, the Society also invested $37 million to support 325 new and ongoing research projects around the world. The Society is dedicated to achieving a world free of MS. Join the movement at nationalMSsociety.org.
11/25/11 - 1/1/12
Christmas at Hagley
See the du Pont family ancestral home, Eleutherian Mills, dressed for the holidays. Check www.hagley.org/events.html for activities, such as carolers, sales at the Hagley Store, and other events. Closed Christmas.