Jacob Hoops Memorial 5K Run @ St. Thomas More, Brookings, SD, United States on 21 August 2021

Race Info & Description

Race Information:

  • Event Name: Jacob Hoops Memorial 5K Run
  • Date: 21 August 2021
  • Start Time: 07:30 am
  • Venue: St. Thomas More
  • Organised By: Dannielle Schmit
  • Race Website: Click Here.

Race Facilities

  • Has Toilets? Yes
  • Has Changing Facilities? No
  • Has Water Stations? Yes - One Water station
  • Has Prizes / Awards? No

Race Description

Thank you for showing interest in the Jacob Hoops Memorial 5k. Jacob passed away on November 2, 2011 at the age of 8 from a disease called Adrenoleukodystrophy. ALD is a genetic disease that affects approximately 1 in 17,000 boys. It is a neurological disease that damages the insulation around nerve cells in the brain. The Jacob Hoops Memory 5k will serve to honor Jacob’s memory, raise awareness of the disease so that testing and treatment can be improved, and raise funds that will directly contribute to ALD research. Registration proceeds will be directed to the ALD research team at the University of Minnesota. The U of M is one of the few places in the United States that specializes in ALD research and treatment.
The 5k route will be rectangular using 8th St S, 22nd Ave S, 20th St S, and 17th Ave S in Brookings, SD. Runners will start at the East St Thomas More parking lot entrance on 8th St S. Runners will start out heading west on 8th St S to 17th Ave S, South to 20th St S, East to 22nd Ave S, North to 8th St S, west to 17th Ave S, South to the finish line through the South St. Thomas More parking lot entrance.

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