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Polio Purple Pinkie Trail Run 5K & 10K
May 5, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Please join the Rotary Club of Reno Centennial Sunset and Immunize Nevada for a fun 5K walk/run & 10K run at Washoe County’s Rancho San Rafael Park on Saturday, May 5th, 2018 – runners and walkers are all invited! The race begins at 10 am with late registration from 8-9:30 am. Packet pickup will be on Friday the 4th at Reno Running Company at the Summit Reno from 3-6 pm. With registration you will receive a cool max t-shirt, a state of the art timing system service that will text message instant results, refreshments/beer (please bring ID), local business exhibits, professional photography, and a fun time for the whole family!
The proceeds of the run will go to the Rotary Foundations Polio Plus Fund, the RCS Rotary Foundation Inc. and Immunize Nevada.
Rotary, along with our partners, has reduced polio cases by 99 percent worldwide since our first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979. We are close to eradicating polio, but we need your help!
Why Purple Pinkie? Every time a child is immunized, their pinkies are colored purple to show that they are safe from this crippling and deadly disease. Now with new reports of polio amongst the refugees, it continues to be of importance to help us fight. The polio cases represented by the remaining one percent are the most difficult to prevent, due to factors including geographical isolation, poor public infrastructure, armed conflict and cultural barriers. Until polio is eradicated, all countries remain at risk of outbreaks.
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