Be one of the hundreds of participants at the Twin Cities Team Hope Walk & 5K Fun Run, which supports the fight against Huntington's Disease and the search for a cure!
Walkers will enjoy the scenic course and comeraderie, while taking a lap around paved trails that traverse through creeks, wetlands, lakes, and forest. All participants receive a dri-fit athletic shirt and have the chance to opt into drawings for some awesome prizes. Plus, breakfast tacos await hungry finishers at the finish line! It's shaping up to be another great event this year!
Runners of all endurance levels will enjoy darting through the 5k course. This year, the 5k run will be a fun run format, meaning while there is no chip timing, there will be plenty of good vibes. A clock will be posted at the finish line for individuals to chart their own result, but no official timing will be kept and posted for the field. Awards will be given to the top overall male and female finisher.
Whether you walk, run, or push a stroller - come out for a good sweat for a great cause as we support the mission of HDSA to improve the lives of everyone with Huntington’s disease!
Please see course maps below:
Walking Course to the left. 5k Fun Run Course to the left
Team Hope Walks aim to raise as much money possible in the local community to support the mission and services of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America. There are many different fundraising strategies you may use to have a successful fundraising campaign, and HDSA suggests you use all of them! Please download the Team Hope Walk Participant Packet and check out the Team Hope website’s Fundraising Tips & Tools (including some fundraising webinars!) and Participant Resources sections.
We invite all local companies and small businesses to sponsor this Team Hope Walk. We depend on the generosity of sponsors, and by sponsoring a walk your company will be supporting a great cause as well as engaging in an exciting marketing opportunity within the local community. If your company is interested in sponsoring the walk, please email firstname.lastname@example.org!
What is the Huntington’s Disease Society of America?
The Huntington’s Disease Society of America is the premier not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by Huntington’s disease. From community services and education to advocacy and research, HDSA is the world’s leader in providing help for today, hope for tomorrow for people with Huntington’s disease and their families. To learn more, please visit www.hdsa.org.
What is Huntington’s Disease?
Huntington’s disease is a fatal genetic disorder that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain. It deteriorates a person’s physical and mental abilities during their prime working years and has no cure. HD is known as the quintessential family disease because every child of a parent with HD has a 50/50 chance of carrying the faulty gene. Today, there are 30,000 symptomatic Americans and more than 200,000 at-risk of inheriting the disease.
About Team Hope
Team Hope is HDSA’s largest national grassroots fundraising event. Thousands of families, friends, co-workers, neighbors and communities walk together each year to support HDSA's fight to improve the lives of people affected by HD and their families. From forming a team to sponsoring an event, to volunteering, you too can help make a difference in so many lives. Join Team Hope for HD, and help us provide help for today, hope for tomorrow! Learn more by visiting www.hdsa.org/teamhope.