5K Run & 2K Fun Walk - DASH FOR DIABETES!
You, your family, and friends can help keep the memory of Cicada Brood X alive and raise funds to help prevent and find a cure for diabetes by participating in Cheverly Day’s second annual Cicada Crunch 5K Run & 2K Fun Walk!
The Cicada Crunch II--Dash for Diabetes will take place on Saturday, June 11th starting at 10:00AM at Cheverly Town Park. You can run or walk the rolling hills of Cheverly and then join us for a day of games, rides, music, food, rock climbing, and fireworks at Cheverly Day.
Last year, 250 people ran or walked among the cicadas and raised $2,500 for breast cancer research and programs. This year, we hope to have at least as many participants and the proceeds will benefit diabetes research, information, and advocacy programs through a donation to the American Diabetes Association. (Charities and causes for the Cicada Crunch are chosen annually and represent issues of concern to the Cheverly community.)
Diabetes can affect all ages. More than 18.2 million people in the U.S. have diabetes and another 41
million people have pre-diabetes. The exact cause of diabetes isn’t known. However, genetics and environmental problems, such as obesity and lack of exercise, appear to play a role. To learn more, visit the American Diabetes Association’s website at www.diabetes.org.
By registering for the Cicada Crunch, you will help prevent and find a cure for diabetes! You can find registration forms online at www.cheverlyday.com/5krun or at the Cheverly Community Center.
On-line and mail registrations must be completed and sent before June 1. After June 1, you can only register on race day between 8:45 and 9:45AM at the Cheverly Community Center. Mailed forms and checks, payable to the Cheverly Day Committee, should be sent to: Cheverly Day 5K Run, c/o Cheverly Day Committee, 6401 Forest Road, Cheverly, MD 20785.
Early bird registration fees (on or before June 1) are $20 for the 5K run/walk and $12 for the 2K fun
walk. Race day registration fees are $25 for the 5K run/walk and $15 for the fun walk.
All race participants will receive a Cheverly Day Cicada Crunch II t-shirt. Awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers overall, the top male and female masters (40+), and top three males and females in each ten year age group from 19 and under to 60+.
There are also plenty of volunteer opportunities to make the Cicada Crunch a success—for example,
serving as race marshal or helping with registration on race day. Please call David Rapp at (301) 773-0912 to volunteer.