The 4th Annual Henry’s March will take place on the campus of California State University, Stanislaus on Sunday, March 6, 2011.
Henry’s March was started by Rachel and TJ Johnson to benefit the Children’s Craniofacial Association (CCA) as their son, Henry, has Apert Syndrome and has received support from the organization.
Henry Johnson is 8 years old and a 2nd grader who lives in Turlock. Due to having Apert Syndrome, he must travel with his family to Dallas, Texas for his surgical care. CCA is a non-profit organization that helps families like Henry’s by providing emotional and financial help to kids with craniofacial surgery and care.
“Our event is really growing, and so is Henry,” said Henry’s mother, Rachel Johnson. “He is a 2nd grader this year and had a very eventful summer.”
Henry has a whole new look this year because he had major reconstructive surgery on his face. The procedure is called the "LeFort III" in the medical community. Parent’s and laymen call it, "mid-face advancement" and Henry called it, "the purple thing". He wore the device for seven long weeks and had to have the surgery done in Dallas. Thanks to Children’s Craniofacial Association (www.ccakids.com), all of the Johnson’s hotel stay, flights and daily meals were covered.
“What a blessing, especially in a time of great stress,” exclaimed Rachel Johnson.
“With that major surgery behind us, we are back in the swing of things,” said Rachel. “Henry is enjoying 2nd grade and I am busily planning our biggest and best Henry’s March ever!”
Last year the event had over 2,000 attendees. In three years Henry’s March has raised over $70,000 for CCA. In 2011 the Johnson’s plan on breaking their attendance record and raise $30,000, which would bring their four year total to $100,000.
“We know we can do it with the continued support of Turlock and our surrounding communities,” said Rachel.
The Henry’s March event consists of fun and competitive races, vendors, music, face painting, breakfast and silent auction. It’s an event for the whole community and for a great cause, one directly tied to a Turlock boy.
Come on out and enjoy music, refreshments, vendor booths, awards and goody bags; All for an amazing cause. Proceeds will benefit Children’s Craniofacial Association (www.ccakids.com). Their pledge is to empower and give hope to individuals with facial differences and their families.
What can you expect at the event?
• We have three races, for all paces. A kid’s dash for ages 2-10, a 1-Mile for ages 5 and up and a 5K for ages 13 and better. All pre-registered runners receive a goody bag loaded with freebies and samples. The first 100 adults and the first 50 kids the pre-register will also get a FREE race day t-shirt. The t-shirts are being totally redesigned by Nishihara/Wilkinson Design here in Turlock and they look awesome!
• Our mascot race is always a huge hit! Come and see our area mascots run! Know of a mascot, contact us!!
• "The Great Waiter Chase" is back! Sponsored by Little Caesars: Catch the waiter in the 1-mile race and win FREE PIZZA FOR AN ENTIRE YEAR! We will have two waiters, which mean we will have two winners!
• Vendors, music, face painting, breakfast and silent auction. It’s an event for the whole community. Vendor space is still available, contact Rachel for prices and information.
• Sponsorship is still available, we have room on our race t-shirts for YOUR business logo or name!
Visit us online at www.warriorathletics.com/henrysmarch or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/henrysmarchforcca.
4th Annual Henry’s March
March 6th, 2011
At CSU Stanislaus
In front of Warrior Arena, opens at 6:30 a.m.. Walk up registration for 5k closes at 7:30 a.m.
Course: Enjoy the lovely scenery of Cal State Stanislaus on a 1 mile and 5k course on some grass, some dirt but mostly pavement through campus. The route is flat and fast!! Very spectator friendly. WALKERS WELCOME!!!
Separate Men/Boys and Women/Girls categories.
1 mile – Ages 5-12, 13-39, 40 and Up.
5K- Ages 13-39, 40 and Up.
100 Meter Dash- Kids ages 2-10 (all children in this event receive a ribbon)
Mascot Race open to all ages, only participants in FULL COSTUME can race, NO SCARY COSTUMES!
Awards: Medals will be given three deep in 1mile and 5k races in all divisions on the day of the race only.
T-Shirts: Will be given to the first 100 adult and the first 50 children who pre-register. Selecting a size does not guarantee a shirt. Please register EARLY to better your chances of receiving a Henry’s March t-shirt.
Pre-Registration October 2010-March 2, 2011:
ADULTS: 5k or 1 mile ages 13 and up (age on day of race) – $20.00
KIDS: 1 mile ages 5-12 (age on day of race) – $10.00
KIDS: 100 meter dash ages 2-10 (age day of race) – $10.00
All 5K and 1Mile fees will increase by $10 on MARCH 3, 2011. PLEASE REGISTER EARLY!
7:00 am – Event Begins and Registration Opens
8:00 a.m. – 5K
9:00 a.m. – 1 Mile
9:45 a.m. – Kids Dash
10 a.m. – Mascot Race and Awards
GO FOR THE GOLD OR THE PIZZA…Come on out and enjoy music, refreshments, vendor booths, awards and goody bags. “The Great Waiter Chase”. Catch the waiter and WIN FREE PIZZA FOR A YEAR from Little Caesars!
Download the Henry’s March Entry Form for more information, Release of Liability Form and to register (.pdf)
To donate to CCA, please use this Donation Form (.pdf)
Interested in sponsoring the Event? Please download the Sponsorship Letter and Levels (.pdf)
Vendor Agreement (.pdf)