5K set for Saturday to benefit Mustang 1st grader, other CF patients

Wild Horse Park will be filled with runners on Saturday morning.
Jaxon, a first grader at Mustang Trails Elementary, has Cystic Fibrosis. The race is a fundraiser to help find a cure.
The Run 4 Air 5K is scheduled for Saturday, with check-in beginning at 7 a.m. and the race beginning at 8 a.m.
The 5K is USATF (USA Track & Field) certified and timed by DG Road Racing.
People interested in participating in the race still can at www.run4air.passioncff.org. Registration is $35. T-shirts are also on sale for $20. Shirt sizes are no longer guaranteed. Those who just wish to purchase a T-shirt but don’t want to run the race can visit the same link to order.
Registration must be done on an individual basis.
Packet pick-up will be from 12:30-6:30 p.m. Friday at the Red Coyote Running and Fitness store, 5720 N. Classen Blvd. in Oklahoma City. Packets will be available the morning of the race at Wild Horse Park for people unable to pick their packets up in advance.
T-shirts can be picked up during packet pick up or the morning of the race at Wild Horse Park.
This is the first year for the Run 4 Air 5K. The event is a “passion fundraiser” put on by Brian and Sharine Kretchmar.
“A passion fundraising event is created when a participant is inspired by their favorite hobby or pastime to develop a unique fundraising event or opportunity,” the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation passion fundraising website reads.
“We are hoping for this to become an annual event and continue to draw more community involvement as time goes along,” Sharine said.
All proceeds will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation help cure Cystic Fibrosis.
“Finding a cure for CF is very near and dear to our hearts as our7-year-old son, Jaxon, has this disease,” Sharine said. “He is a living testimony of the advancements that have been made in the care and treatment of those battling CF. Jaxon does nearly three hours of daily breathing treatments and take over 40 pills each day just to stay healthy.
“The CF Foundation is diligently working to find better treatments that benefit everyone battling this disease. Our work doesn’t stop until a cure is found. Thank you in advance for your support and participation to this event, you are helping to make a difference, not only for Jaxon but for all people living with CF.”

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