Virtual 5K or 1M Fun Run - Race for Ryland
- Dates: June 20, 2020 - June 28, 2020
- Recurrence: Recurring daily
- Address: Gainesville, VA 20155
- Price: $30
Sign up for a race (5K run/walk or Fun Run), pick a day and time to race between June 20-28, train, then go for it! This race is designed to be a fun fundraiser, not a competition. Therefore, no need to post your times or day you ran. You can spread your "run" out over a few days or get it done all at one time.
Post your race pictures on the Race For Ryland Facebook page. This will serve as your proof of completion. Kudos goes out to the most creative and liked post on the Race for Ryland Facebook page. Tag all posts with #raceforryland
Registrations received after June 5 will not be guaranteed a shirt. There is an option for donation only, for those that wish to help, but not run or walk. Please help spread the word about the race and the donation only opportunity. If you'd like to make a donation only, please click on the Donate tab at the top of this page. Also, you will be given the option to make a donation in addition to your registration fee as part of the registration process.
WHY WE RACE:
Monday, April 27th began as a normal day for 16 year old, Ryland Harris. He worked out and went to hang out with his girlfriend. While he was with her, he started having a strange feeling, like something was a bit off. Not long after that, he had a seizure. Thankfully, his girlfriend acted quickly and called for help. In the ambulance ride to the hospital, Ryland had another seizure. Once at the local hospital, a CT scan was done which revealed what Dr’s thought was a small brain bleed. Ryland was then transported to the Pediatric ICU at Inova Fairfax where they did another MRI. The potential brain bleed turned out to be a 3cm by 3cm tumor on the right side of his brain. Ryland was then transported to Children’s National Medical Center where he had surgery to remove the tumor. Because it was difficult for the surgeon to tell where the bad tissue ended and good tissue began, they were unable to remove the entire tumor. Lab tests came back that it is a Glioma, possibly Grade 3 or 4.
Beginning very soon, Ryland will undergo an aggressive treatment plan with radiation, chemo and a very promising immunotherapy clinical trial. Treatments are expected to continue through January. All proceeds will be given to the Harris family to help cover medical expenses. In addition to your registration fee is the ability to donate, or ask others to donate. Please spread the word.
Ryland is a well respected peer, athlete, and friend to all. He's known for his big heart, constant smile, and positive energy. He has a great sense of humor and makes it a priority to be sure that those around him are laughing and in good spirits, even now. To top it off, he is a stellar athlete with superb work ethic and tenacity. Ryland really is just one of those amazing kids that everyone loves to be around.