I thought I would make you all aware of the Operation Jack race in Kansas City on the last weekend of the year. If you didn't hear about it, Sam Felsenfeld ran 60 marathons last year raising funds for Train 4 Autism on honor of his son, The adventure wrapped up on the last weekend of the year with his own marathon he created in CA. He also encourages those that want to particicpate to hold their own run. People in Kansas City have organized a run and invite you to join in,
The Operation Jack KC Half in the Snow is an Operation Jack Marathon satellite race. The Operation Jack KC Half in The Snow benefits Autism Society – The Heartland (ASH) and Operation Jack Autism Foundation.
ASH, a 501(c)3 charity, provides monthly support groups and various family socials throughout the year, including quarterly birthday parties and sensory friendly pictures with Santa. Through a scholarship program, kids on the autism spectrum are able to attend camps and receive financial help for needed therapy and education. Parents are also able to attend educational seminars and conferences dealing with all aspects of autism that included therapy options, health and nutrition.
The Operation Jack Autism Foundation raises money for Train 4 Autism and other autism-related charities nationwide. The Operation Jack Autism Foundation and Train 4 Autism are both 501(c)3 charities run on a volunteer basis by parents of children with autism. Sam Felsenfeld, who heads up Operation Jack, attended college near Kansas City and with the help of the Kansas City chapter of Train 4 Autism has organized this satellite race. If you are considering attending or want more information, see below. Date/Time: December 29, 2012 at 9 A.M.
- Location: Shawnee Mission Theater In The Park, 7710 Renner Road, Shawnee, Kansas, 66217
- Check-In: December 29, 2012 starting at 8 A.M.
- Cutoff: 4 hours
- Contact: Matt Popilek, Matt.Popilek@cerner.com or Sam Felsenfeld, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Entry Fee: $40 by December 16, $50 after
- Entry fee will include race t-shirt, medal, on-course support and post-race refreshments.