Thank you again so much for participating in our first High Country Type One Strong Race for a Cure held at the Greenway in beautiful Boone, North Carolina, on Saturday, October 1. The morning was crisp but beautiful. We could not have asked for a better fall race day!
We had 256 runners and walkers registered! We recorded 179 finishers but had more walkers and participants who did not come through the finish line. We have raised over $6200 online through registrations and donations and will add at least another $2300 to that after expenses (t-shirts, insurance policy, etc.). We hope our race will raise over $8500 (from an original goal of $5000!).
Our team’s goal, when we started talking about this race, was two fold. We wanted to raise money for JDRF, and we wanted to raise awareness of the warning signs to prevent the tragedy that can come with a misdiagnosis or a late diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes. You all came through raising the money and participating, and we have over 270 shirts out there with the warning signs of Type 1 diabetes. Thanks to Cook’s in North Wilkesboro for their help with the shirts.
For those who live with Type 1 diabetes 24/7, it’s great to have encouragement. And it’s great to try to be an encouragement to others. Through this race, we have heard and shared stories. I know it’s been a huge boost for me, and I hope it has impacted others as well.
Our friend, Paula Ward (who is the race director of the Jerry’s Intimidators Relay for Life races), provided all that we needed to do this race. Without her, we could not have done it. And we owe her a huge thanks for helping and sharing all of her knowledge and resources. Thanks, Paula!! And we thank our Relay for Life team members who came out and helped with registration, food, and the finish line! Thank you all too!
Our race verse is Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” We put it on the t-shirt sleeve as a reminder.
Thank you again for everything! We feel so blessed by the response. As we look at and think about our family members and friends who fight this disease every day, we cannot help but feel overwhelmed by the outpouring of love from everyone involved in this race. So thank you again. For those who participated because they lost someone from complications from Type 1, we hope this day was able to honor those lost in a special way.
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Download the 2016 Type One results by age group: