CHARLENE'S 5K DOG RUN

CHARLENE'S 5K DOG RUN

SUPPORTING BRAIN INJURY RESEARCH IN YOUTH 

 

                                                   

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THE EVENT

THIS IS A FUNDRAISER IN HONOR OF CHARLENE BARRON, A 9-TIME IRONMAN FINISHER WHO PASSED AWAY DUE TO A TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY ON A TRAINING RIDE. CHARLENE LOVED HER DOGS AND THEY WERE HER CONSTANT RUNNING COMPANIONS FOR YEARS. CHARLENE'S FAMILY AND FRIENDS HAVE CHOSEN TO HONOR HER MEMORY BY HAVING A 5K DOG RUN AT BAKER PARK. 100% OF PROCEEDS WILL SUPPORT THE RESEARCH OF DR. UZMA SAMADANI AND THE BRAIN INJURY RESEARCH LAB AT HCMC. WE ENCOURAGE EVERY HUMAN WITH OR WITHOUT A FOUR-LEGGED FRIEND TO PARTICIPATE IN ENJOYING THE PARK, OUTDOOR EXERCISE AND RAISING MONEY FOR A UNIQUE CAUSE.  

WHEN SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 9, 2018 

REGISTRATION 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

START 9:00 AM

LOCATION BAKER PARK RESERVE - OAK KNOLL CAMP 

PARTICIPATE IN THE CHARLENE'S DOG RUN COUCH TO 5K CHALLENGE

WE HAVE TEAMED UP WITH hENNEPIN HEALTHCARE'S OWN NATALIE IKEMAN, MPAS, PA-X TO CREATE A COUCH TO 5K TRAINING PROGRAM. CHARLENE'S 5K DOG RUN IS AN UNTIMED AND SUPPORTIVE WAY TO START YOUR RUNNING OR WALKING ROUTINE WITH OR WITHOUT YOUR FAVORITE FOUR-LEGGED COMPANION. WHETHER OR NOT YOU RUN THE WHOLE TIME, YOU GOT TO GET OUTSIDE AND GET YOURSELF MOVING. 

hOW DO I PARTICIPATE?

1. aCCEPT THE CHALLENGE 

2. RECORD YOUR OWN VIDEO OF YOURSELF WITH YOUR PET(S) INCREASING AWARENESS ABOUT BRAIN INJURY RESEARCH

3. UPLOAD YOUR VIDEO TO SOCIAL MEDIA AND TAG THREE OF YOUR FRIENDS AND @CHARLENES5KDOGRUN

4. FOLLOW HENNEPIN HEALTHCARE'S OWN COUCH TO 5K TRAINING PROGRAM 

5. REGISTER OR DONATE TO CHARLENE'S 5K dOG RUN, SUPPORTING BRAIN INJURY RESEARCH

STEVE BARRON, HUSBAND OF CHARLENE, KICKS OFF THE CHARLENES 5K DOG RUN COUCH TO 5K CHALLENGE!

DR. UZMA SAMADANI CHALLENGES HER LAB TO PARTICIPATE IN CHARLENE’S DOG RUN COUCH TO 5K.

BECCA AND CHAUNCEY ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE.

 

DR. UZMA SAMADANI

NEUROSURGEON AT HCMC, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF NEUROSURGERY AT UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, ROCKSWOLD KAPLAN ENDOWED CHAIR FOR TBI RESEARCH AT HCMC. DR. SAMADANI IS RESEARCHING THE PREVENTION OF CONCUSSIONS AND BRAIN INJURY IN YOUTH ATHLETES RECRUITED AT SEVEN MINNEAPOLIS/ST PAUL SCHOOLS.

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CHARLENE BARRON

IRONMAN TRIATHLETE, EQUESTRIAN, MARATHON RUNNER, SWIMMER, CROSS-COUNTRY SKIER, NURSE, CERTIFIED YOGA INSTRUCTOR, MOTHER, WIFE, FRIEND, ANIMAL LOVER

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PRE-DOG RUN WARM UP WITH ABRA COLEMAN

WE ARE PLEASED TO HAVE ABRA COLEMAN LEAD US IN A PRE-DOG RUN WARM UP! ABRA HAS BEEN IN THE HEALTH AND FITNESS INDUSTRY SINCE 1981. SHE IS NATIONALLY CERTIFIED AND TEACHES A VARIETY OF FORMATS. AFTER YEARS IN REAL ESTATE AND RAISING THREE CHILDREN SHE NOW PUTS HER ENERGY INTO HER PASSION OF TEACHING; SHE FINDS NOTHING MORE REWARDING THAN BEING ABLE TO CONNECT, SHARE AND INSPIRE THOSE ON THE MATT AND OFF. WE WELCOME YOU AND YOUR PUPS TO JOIN US WITH ABRA BEFORE THE RUN! THE WARMUP WILL BEGIN AT 8:50 AM.  

 aBRA COLEMAN, NATIONALLY CERTIFIED YOGA INSTRUCTOR

aBRA COLEMAN, NATIONALLY CERTIFIED YOGA INSTRUCTOR

 
 

INTERESTED IN 

DONATING TO THE

BRAIN INJURY RESEARCH LAB? 

 
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INTERESTED IN

VOLUNTEERING?

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM OUR 1ST ANNUAL CHARLENE'S 5K DOG RUN.