Please Support the Miles For Melanie

I am contacted nearly every day by people putting on races that would like to have me involved to help them with it and/or promote it for them etc…but recently when I was contacted by Gail about a race she was involved with for her friend Melanie and I was touched by the story.  Melanie is a mother of 6 that recently received a brain injury while riding in a bicycle race.  No doubt it caught my attention because of the recent concussion I received at Nationals.  Read more

However since this race was on the same date as a charity event I was putting on (Save Your Skin) – I knew it wouldn’t be possible to support it like I wanted to.  But then it hit me as I have been struggling to recover from my accident I know that the added stress of putting on a race wouldn’t promote healing for my brain, so I decided to cancel my event and offer my help to their event.  After all the purpose for me doing these charity events is to “give back”. What better way to give back then to help a small local race that could really use the help and help others help a friend that they care about.  Please support the “Miles for Melanie” to be held at Chelsea Park in Layton on Sept. 15, 2012.  They will be offering an inexpensive 5K (3.1 mile event) at 8 a.m.  They will also be offering other ways to help with this fundraiser.

Here is the current schedule for the “Miles for Melanie” Fundraiser on September 15 (as posted to their Facebook page).  Please continue checking their Facebook page for updates.

7:00 am- Registration for the 5K; Yard Sale begins across the street
8:00 am- 5K begins! (Starts and ends at Chelsie Meadows Park)
9:00 am- Carnival begins at the park, Silent Auction begins at the park, Bake Sale begins across the street
11:00 am- Silent Auction closes
12:00 pm- All activities end

* More information and pre-registration info for the 5K will be coming!

They have posted a registration form to the Facebook page here:   Get registered 

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Coach Lora Erickson is an Ironman All-World athlete and certified running and triathlon coach recently competing in the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Africa in 2018. Lora was born and raised in Colorado and was to run for the University and Utah & Utah State University where she obtained a degree in Community Health Education with duel minors in Chemistry and Nutrition. Coach Lora has a true passion for health promotion and loves to share her experiences. Learn more: About Coach Lora Erickson