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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Join Team CMT in Richmond

Team CMT members Kim Farren, Courtney Hollett and Barb Vonada at Richmond 5K

Join Team CMT in Richmond on November 10, 2012.  Barb Vonada, Kim Farren, Courtney Hollett and Chris Wodke will be running events. Last year Team CMT members Pat Jett,  Richard and Ruth Cook and Katie Ayala also ran and hope to see them there again. Richmond Team CMT members have been hosting a running group on Saturdays to get ready or this event. They have been training and running in events all summer. I am really looking forward to meeting them!  They look great in their Team CMT singlets!

This would be a great event to pick for a destination race. I did that last year running a half marathon in Iceland in August,  and The Marine Corp Marathon in October in D.C.

I've also done a sprint triathlon in Denton Texas and Nationals in Austin.  It's fun to travel to an event and meet other Team CMT members. They're awesome people!  We all share the same goal for sports, raising awaress of Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disorder and raising funds for research.

There are three events to choose from

Anthem Richmond Marathon- 8 am start
American Family Fitness Half Marathon- 7:30 start
HCA 8K- 7:00 am start

Entry Fees:

Enter By:
Half Marathon
Through December 31, 2011
January 1 - March 31, 2012
April 1 - June 30
July 1 - September 30
October 1 - November 7
Walk Up on November 8-9 (at the Expo)
*Walk up registration at the Race Expo will only be available if the race you want to run has not reached its 7,500-person capacity.
Pasta Dinner: $30 (Reservations Close Oct. 31, 2012)


Richmond has a scenic course winding through its most scenic neighborhoods with a down hill finish to the waterfront.  There will be on course support including live bans, spirit groups and party zones. Our own HNF will be manning one of the cheer zones to cheer on Team CMT members.  Unique features of the race include junk food stops and wet wash cloths.  At the finish you will be greeted with pizza, beer and a massage.


All runners will get a technical tee shirt and finisher medal.

You can even vie for prize money. Cash is given to the first 5 overall finishers male and female.  Awards for age groups go five deep.


Overall awards are determined by clock time; age group awards by chip time. Cash awards go to the top five overall finishers, male and female. Additional awards will be presented to the top five in all age groups in all races. Age groups are: 9 & under*, 10-14*, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 and 70-74 and 75 & up. (*8k only)

The Awards Ceremony for overall winners in each race will take place in the finish line area immediately after they have all completed the race. Age group winners in all 3 races will be mailed their awards after the race.

The Marathon course is certified as a Boston 2012 qualifier.

Post Race HNF Party
There are also plans to have a post race HNF party. This will be a great way to meet some other Team CMT members. If you don’t want to run, come and cheer those of us running. Join HNF President Allison Moore in the cheer zone. It means so much to the runners to have the encouragement.

Chris Wodke
Founder & Manager Team CMT
Team CMT is a group of athletes and supporters working to raise awareness and to find a cure for CMT. We have almost 100 members in 17 states. If you wish to join us visit our web site.

CMT or Charcot-Marie-Tooth is the most commonly inherited peripheral neuropathy. It affects over 155,000 Americans (as many as MS).  It is a disease of the nerves that control the muscles. It is slowly progressive, causing loss of normal function and or sensation in the lower legs/feet and arms/hands.
Symptoms include; muscle wasting in the lower legs and feet leading to foot drop, poor balance and gait problems Atrophy in the hands causes difficulty with manual dexterity.
Structural foot deformities such as high arches and hammer toes are common.
Poor tolerance for cool or cold temperatures and many people have chronically cold hands and feet.
Additional symptoms may include fatigue, sleep apnea, breathing difficulties and hearing loss.

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