Posted by: Jim Black | June 4, 2010

Run for Ella… to benefit my friend, Jules Mayes.

Run for Ella 2010 Benefiting Jules Mayes – June 12th

Registration is now open:

http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1860372

The cost to run/walk the 5K is $25 and the 1 mile fun run/walk is $10. The 5K Trail Run will start at 8:00 am followed by The Fun Walk at 9:30 am.

Registration Closing Date
Thursday, June 10, 2010 @ 11:59 PM

The Run for Ella has been established as an annual fundraiser. Both routes are on dirt trails. The 5k will have moderate hill climbs whereas the 1-mile will be flat terrain. Both events will be timed but we encourage both runners and walkers alike. Awards/ribbons will be given to the top three finishers in each age division as well the to the overall top female, male, oldest and youngest competitor. The age groups will be broken down by decades.

Run for Ella began in 2009 as a benefit for Ella Brown. Ella was injured in a tragic accident when she was pinned between two vehicles. She received serious trauma to her chest, lungs, several broken bones, and brain trauma. She was med flighted from the scene to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital where she spent 16 days and then spent time at Atlanta’s Children’s Rehabilitation Unit. It has been a little over a year and Ella has progressed further than many expected. She still has many battles ahead but this little girl has touched so many lives with her determination.

This year’s Run for Ella will benefit Jules Mayes. She is an active 4th grader that was in an automobile accident in April 2010. She suffered a broken femur, pelvis, and several ribs. Her lungs were bruised and she suffered a severe concussion that caused short-term memory loss. Jules will need a second surgery and extensive rehab to recover from her accident. The “Run for Ella” is a fundraiser created by friends and family to help cover unexpected financial burdens that go along with such a devastating accident. 100% of the profits will go directly to Jules.

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