Run MS, A Cinco de Mayo 5k Coming Soon

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., (April 25, 2012) — In a continued effort to support the local running community as well as non-profits in the community, Manchester Running Company is pleased to announce that it will sponsor Run MS, A Cinco de Mayo 5k. The race will be held on May 5th at Rentschler Field in East Hartford at 9:00 a.m.

Run MS will benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, CT Chapter and is expected to draw over 300 participants. Anyone interested in joining the Manchester Running Company team can register for the event here. The cost of registration is $30 leading up to race day and will increase to $35 if you choose to register the day of the event. Manchester Running Company will be the mile 1 sponsor.

Prize money is available to the first male and female finisher and there will be age group division award winners as well. A Cinco de Mayo themed fun-run will be held immediately after the 5k and the cost to enter is just $5. Light post-race refreshments will be available.

Multiple sclerosis  (MS) is a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system (CNS), which is made up of the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. Symptoms may be mild, such as numbness in the limbs, or severe, such as paralysis or loss of vision. The progress, severity, and specific symptoms of MS are unpredictable and vary from one person to another. Today, new treatments and advances in research are giving new hope to people affected by the disease.

If you have questions about the run or joining the Manchester Running Company team, email Patrick Byrne at patrick.byrne@nmss.org

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