Sunday, August 13, 2017
Manteno High School
Three ways to register:
1) Complete the form attached below and mail it in no later than July 10th to allow for mail time and processing. NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED
2) Online at https://pixierun.itsyourrace.com/register/ (Online registration will close at 12:00 p.m. on August 12.)
3) Race Day - Cost increases to $25 and no guarantee shirt size availability. Any registrations after this time will be done the morning of the race.
Registration received after the above mentioned cut off times cannot guarantee shirt size selected. Extras will be ordered, while supplies last.
All registered participants will receive post race snacks and refreshments.
Required waivers available when you check in.
Race Start Time: 9:00am
Race Day Packet Pick Up: 7:45am-8:45am
2 mile walk
1 lap for Special Needs
The course will take place around Manteno High School with the finish line on the HS track. No pets allowed.
If you intend to run part of the 2 mile route, you must register as a runner.
$20 if completed by method and date above, $25 race day registration.
5 and under are free (no shirt).
No charge for special needs participants.
SHIRT SIZES (+$2 for XXL or XXXL)
YL, AS, AM, AL, AXL, AXXL, AXXXL
All registered walkers and runners will receive a T-shirt (which is printed by Spectrum Designs, a company that employs individuals with Autism), post race snacks and water.
The 5K run and 2 mile walk will take place through the streets of Manteno. The Pixie Run will be a sanctioned event with USA Track & Field.
Top three finishers for male and female in the age groups of Under 10, 11-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and Over
If you have any questions, please contact us at TacoTink96@gmail.com or visit www.facebook.com/pg/PixieRun
This race is in honor of Kendell Hollingsworth, a Manteno resident to suddenly pass in August 2015. The “Pixie Run” is organized by Smiles, Hugs and Pixie Dust, which is a non-profit organization created in Kendell’s honor.
Smiles, Hugs and Pixie Dust was created to help families of special needs with medical expenses, medical equipment/devices or assistance with daily living. With insurance costs going up, and state funding going down, out of pocket contribution is extremely high and we know of many families that cannot afford what insurance doesn’t cover. Our mission is to help absorb these added costs, or to provide medical equipment that is needed for a loved one. We accept new, used or broken equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers, etc., refurbish them and give to those who are not able to purchase them.
Kendell had profound cognitive disabilities. She started losing her hearing at a young age and everything else seemed to follow. She needed assistance with everything in life. However, given her disabilities, she was filled with an inner beauty that touched so many lives. As soon as Kendell entered the room, she had everyone’s attention. It wasn’t just because she was in a wheelchair being pushed by a love one. Her smile would light up the room and melt all of your worries away followed with laughter and a warm hug. Kendell was well known in the community and activities she attended. She enjoyed watching her little brother wrestle and play football. Her sister up on stage dancing or the other competing at cheerleading, Kendell was all smiles. She attended many Boy Scout events and was also involved with a Girl Scout Troop until her motor skills made it difficult for her to participate.
We never want to forget Kendell’s pure beauty or love for everyone. It is our goal to bring the community, family, friends and loved ones together to remember Kendell and to also help others with special needs. The proceeds from the “Pixie Run” will go towards our mission.