The inaugural E-Race took place this past Sunday, June 23rd, in Berea, Ohio at Coe Lake. The ""E-Race" has a number of meanings. The "E" stands for Epilepsy, of course. "E-race" was used as it sounds the same as ERASE. One of the purposes of the E-Race was to ERASE the stigma that has been associated with those afflicted with epilepsy and bring awareness to the general public that epilepsy is not something to be feared, but to be dealt with like any other health issue.
We had 220 runners and walkers tow the line for the start of the race in 90 degree heat. Thank goodness it was only a 5K. I was definitely feeling warm at the end.
After the race, we mingled with a number of runners. Many had personal experiences with epilepsy, either through family members or having epilepsy themselves. A very powerful event to see such strong runners and supporters.
|E-Race runners posing with our medals post-race!|