2015 Racing for Donation 8k Run/Walk

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Join us on Saturday, April 25, 2014 for the 4th Annual Racing for Donation 8k Run/Walk in Flowood, Mississippi, a charity race benefiting the Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency Public Education Fund. 

Support organ & tissue donation at the Racing for Donation 8k Run/ Walk and enjoy a fast, flat course through the heart of Flowood. Celebrate at the finish line with a post-race Celebration of Life Picnic including refreshments, music, a balloon release, and plenty of activities for the kids including a Bounce House Fun Zone and a Kid’s 1 Mile Fun Run. 

 Click HERE to see news coverage promoting the race!

HOW TO REGISTER

(Registration opens Sunday, February 1st)
Save $5 on your registration by signing up before Saturday, April 18th.

Online: www.RacingforDonation8k.com

Print: Race Registration Brochure
Fill out and mail it back to us at:
Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency
ATTN: Racing for Donation
4400 Lakeland Drive
Flowood, MS 39232

Race Day: Registration will be open on race day beginning at 6:30 a.m.

COST

8k – Before April 18th: $25
8k – After April 18th : $30
8k – Team Sign Up (must sign up by April 18th and 4+ members): $20 each
Kid’s One Mile Fun Run (ages 12 & under): $10
Celebration of Life Picnic: FREE & open to the public

PACKET PICK-UP

Friday, April 24th from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency
4400 Lakeland Drive, Flowood, Mississippi 39232

You may also pickup your packet on-site, the day of the race beginning at 6:30 a.m.

OTHERS WAYS TO PARTICIPATE

Fund raise!
If you can’t participate in the Racing for Donation 8k Run/Walk but want to raise awareness or make a donation to the cause visit www.RacingForDonation.com. Click register and create a log in.Once you complete your registration, you will be allowed to create your own personal pledge page. After you create your pledge page, you will be given a unique pledge link to share with your family and friends via social media channels and email to help us in our fundraising effort.

All event proceeds will benefit the Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency’s Public Education Fund. Your donations will allow us to continue educating Mississippians on the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation. Thank you in advance for your support of our mission!

MORE RACE DAY INFORMATION

Course Map

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Frequently Asked Questions

When is the race?


Saturday, April 25, 2014

What is the race day schedule?


6:30 a.m. Late Registration
7:30 a.m. Run Begins
7:35 a.m. Walk Begins
One Mile Fun Run begins immediately following the Walk

Where is the start/finish line located?

The start/finish line is located at the Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency Headquarters at 4400 Lakeland Drive, Flowood, Mississippi 39232.

What is the registration fee for the race?


Individual Pre-registration (before April 18th) – $25
Individual Registration (after April 18th) – $30
Team Registration (teams must pre-register before April 18th) – $20 per team member (a team consists of no less than 4 members and team members will be asked to participate in fundraising)
Kid’s One Mile Fun Run (individual, age 12 and under) – $10

Who will benefit from the Racing for Donation 8k Run/ Walk?


Donate Life Mississippi and it’s life-saving mission of promoting organ and tissue donation awareness.

Why is the race an 8k?


One organ donor can save up to 8 lives, so when we run, we remember each life that one person can save through organ donation.

How many miles is an 8k?


An 8k equals 4.97 miles.

Will the race be timed?


Yes. You will receive an official time when you cross the finish line. However, the race will not be chip timed.

Can I wear headphones, use a cell phone, or push a stroller in the race?


The safety of all participants is our primary concern, and devices such as headphones, cell phones, iPods, and strollers can cause problems along the course. We ask that, if you do plan to use one of these devices, please do so with caution, and be respectful of other race participants.

How do I register?


Register online www.RacingforDonation8k.com

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Print and fill out the Race Registration Brochure & mail to:

Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency
Attn: Racing for Donation
4400 Lakeland Drive
Flowood, Mississippi 39232

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Race Day Registration will be held the morning of the race between 6:30am – 7:15am.

How do I register my child in the One Mile Fun Run?


If you are the parent/ legal guardian of a child between the ages of 2 and 12 that would like to participate in the “Kid’s One Mile Fun Run”, please register them through one of the registration options listed above: www.RacingforDonation8k.com or by printing and filling out the Race Registration Brochure and mailing it to Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency, Attn: Racing for Donation, 4400 Lakeland Drive, Flowood, Mississippi 39232. You can also register your child the morning of the race between 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m.

What information do I need to have before I sign up?


For a completed registration to the race, please be prepared to supply the following information: First and Last Name, Email, Phone Number, Address, Date of Birth, Participants Shirt Size, and Gender. If registering as a part of a team, you will need to know the name of your team.

What is the registration cost for the race?


Individual Registration (before April 19th) – $25
Individual Registration (after April 19th) – $30
Team Registration (teams must pre-register) – $20 per team member
Kid’s 1 Mile Fun Run (individual, age 12 and under) – $10

Can I register the day of the race?


Yes. Event Day registration begins at 6:30 a.m. and ends at 7:15 am.

What do I receive with my race registration fee?


Each participant will receive a race t-shirt, a swag bag, refreshments at the start/ finish line and throughout the course provided by Brown Bottling Group and Hungry Howie’s, and a chance to win door prizes. Kid’s One Mile Fun Run participants will receive a finisher’s medal rather than a t-shirt.

Is there a pre-race packet pick up?


Yes. You may pick up your packet between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm the day before the race on Friday, April 24th at MORA’s Headquarters at 4400 Lakeland Drive, Flowood, Mississippi, 39232. You may also pick up your packet the morning of the race by the start/finish line between 6:30 am and 7:15 am.

Can I cancel my registration and receive a refund?


No. Unfortunately, we can not refund you for your race registration fee. * This is a rain or shine event.

What about parking?


There is ample parking at the start/finish line in the MORA Headquarters parking lot.

Yes. There is a one mile fun run for kids up to age 12, and Kid’s Fun Zone with plenty of activities for the whole family.

2015 National Donate Life Month Sponsorship Opportunities

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National Donate Life Month (NDLM) was instituted by Donate Life America and its partnering organizations, including Donate Life Mississippi, in 2003. Celebrated in April each year, NDLM features an ENTIRE MONTH of local, regional, and national activities to help encourage Americans to register as organ, eye & tissue donors and to honor those who have saved lives through the gift of donation.

Currently, nearly 124,000 men, women and children are awaiting organ transplants in the United States and an average of 18 people die each day waiting for a transplant they will never receive.

Join Donate Life Mississippi with the most exciting Donate Life Month statewide event series as we raise awareness about the life-saving gift of organ, eye and tissue donation and support for the Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency Public Education Fund, whose purpose is to teach Mississippians the facts about donation. Education is key to allowing our state to make an informed decision about donation, resulting in more lives saved.

This year’s line up includes:

Donate Life Night with the Mississippi Braves
Impressions of Life
The Legacy Lap
Racing for Donation 8k Run Walk & Celebration of Life Picnic
State-wide Hospital Ceremonies Honoring Donors and Donor Families
Gulf Coast Ribbon Cutting and Art Night
Drive for Life Golf Tournament

For more details about the events and sponsorship packages, please click this link:

2015 NATIONAL DONATE LIFE MONTH SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE

Any donations or sponsorship made is a charitable, tax-deductible contribution. For questions, please contact Chuck Stinson, Director of Community Services and Relations, at cstinson@msora.org or 601.933.1000.