Friday, July 29, 2011

2nd Annual Shirley's Run

Mark your calendars:

2nd Annual Shirley’s 5K Run and 1 mile Dog Walk
Sunday Morning, August 21nd, Maple Glen , PA
Presented by the Maple Glen Community Association

It’s Fast! It’s Fun! But… It Will NOT Last!

Best goodie bag around.

Entertainment provided by Sound Sensation DJs.

For Runners: Only $20 until August 8th. ($10 for ages 19 and under)
For Dogs and their escorts: Only $10 until August 8th
For Both the Run and Dog Walk: Only $25 until August 8
(Pet sitters will be available to hold your dog while you participate in the run)
Anyone who participates in both events will receive a very special prize: An autographed copy of “My Million Dollar Mom” The book Ross wrote about his mother Shirley’s life

Shirley Schriftman loved animals. She also loved watching two of her sons Ross and Lee run races. As I small child, she used to watch the Boston Marathon while sitting on her Father’s shoulders at Coolidge Corner 2 miles from the finish line and a half mile from her home. Her stories inspired Ross to start running marathons. Shirley’s last BAA Marathon was in 2005 watching Ross compete. It was her last trip to her home town before she developed Alzheimer’s disease.

In her memory Shirley’s Run raises funds for the Shirley Schriftman Fund for Animals; a donor advised fund at the Montgomery County Foundation. The fund supports animal rescue and animal training organizations in the Montgomery County area.

The 5K Course is a fast one with a nice down hill toward the end. It is an out and back course through neighborhood roads in Maple Glen. (See the course map on the website)

Meet Happy Girl, Shirley’s Katrina Rescue Dog. Visit our sponsors and the local charities that will be at the event. There may also be an opportunity for you to adopt an animal.

Register today for Shirley’s Run by visiting Only the first 200 runners who register will receive the commemorative race shirt with the logo of Shirley with her animals that can be seen on the website. Only the first 100 dogs registered will receive the commemorative dog kerchief.

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