Bring your lightsabers and stormtrooper masks and come run the seventh annual Ty-Fighter 5K! This family-friendly fundraising event will be held in person at Burke Lake Park on Sunday, October 8th and also virtually, to benefit the Histiocytosis Association, an organization dedicated to raising awareness, providing educational and emotional support, and funding research leading to better treatments and a cure for all histiocytic disorders.
Sunday, October 8, 2023, 8:00 am (check in begins at 7:30am)
Virtually OR in person at Burke Lake Park, 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, VA 22039
The starting line is located at the Mini Golf parking lot (NOT the Golf Course parking lot).
NOTE: Entrance to the park is free for Fairfax County residents. Non-residents will be required to pay an entrance fee of $10 after 8:00 am, so be sure to arrive before then!
MOST MONEY RAISED AWARD: gift card and Histio Ty-Fighters 5K medal
BEST DRESSED AWARD: gift card and Histio Ty-Fighters 5K medal
FASTEST 5 TO CROSS THE FINISH LINE! AWARD: Histio Ty-Fighters 5K medals
Histiocytosis is a rare blood disease caused by an excess of white blood cells called histiocytes. The histiocytes cluster together and can damage the skin, bones, internal organs, and/or central nervous system. The disease can range from limited to progressive multi-organ involvement that can be chronic, debilitating, and, in some cases, life-threatening. Histiocytic disorders are considered “orphan diseases”. An orphan disease is one that affects fewer than 1 in 200,000 individuals in the United States. Subsequently, these disorders do not receive a high priority for government-funded research.
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