Sharon Timlin Memorial Event: A Race to Cure ALS to be held on June 17th to benefit The Angel Fund
Mike Timlin and family will be on hand for race
This year marks the 20th year for the Annual Sharon Timlin Memorial Event: A Race to Cure ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) which will be held on Saturday, June 17th at Hopkinton High School.
The popular road race and family fun day benefits The Angel Fund for ALS Research and its research at UMass Chan Medical School. The race has raised more than $2 million for ALS research since its inception.
The event is held in memory of Sharon Timlin, mother of former Red Sox relief pitcher Mike Timlin who was diagnosed with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis,) a disease better known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, in May 2001. She died less than a year later, in March 2002. The event also recognizes and honors the Timlin family’s commitment to ALS research and The Angel Fund for ALS Research. Mike and his wife Dawn will be guests of honor at the event.
“As a family, we are so thankful to have supported the Angel Fund through the Sharon Timlin Memorial 5K run,” Mike and Dawn said. “The support of the town of Hopkinton has meant the world to us and we look forward to seeing you as we continue this fight against ALS. In this time, we have seen the impact of our contributions to Dr. Brown at UMass Chan Medical School in his research. We are just so thankful for all the support we have received over a 20- year period. We hope you will join us on Saturday, June 17th, 2023.”
The course is a fully supported USATF certified 5K racecourse, with timed mile markers. The 5K race begins at 8:30 a.m., followed by the family fun day activities with live music, food, games, raffles, and other activities from 8:30 to 12 noon. A Kids Color Run will held as well
Participants can register at https://sharontimlinrace.org. Registration is limited to 1,800 registrants and online registration closes when capacity is reached, or at 11:59pm on June 16, 2023.
The 5K race fee is $40 for runners who register on or before May 29, 2023. Registration is $45 after May 29, 2023. Registration for the virtual option is $25 plus shipping. The first one thousand race participants will receive a commemorative race T-shirt and can enjoy post-race food and Family Fun Day.
Awards will be presented to the top three male and female finishers. The top three finishers in the following age groups will also receive awards: 14 and under; 15 –19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70-plus; male/female 80+, and wheelchair division. There will be no duplicate awards.
Runners and non-runners are encouraged to take part in the Angel Fundraising Challenge, a fun and easy way to go the extra mile and fundraise by setting up their own personalized fundraising page.
“Proceeds from this event benefit The Angel Fund for ALS Research and the UMass Chan Medical School, where worldwide groundbreaking research is being done daily,” Rich Kennedy, President of The Angel Fund added.”To date, thanks to you, we’ve raised over $2 million for critical research for this devastating disease where there is no treatment or cure.”
For information about the Sharon Timlin Memorial 5K Race to Cure ALS, visit the website www.sharontimlinrace.org
In addition to the Angel Fundraising Challenge, donations in Sharon Timlin’s memory are also welcome and would be greatly appreciated. Donations can be made online at https://sharontimlinrace.org, at The Angel Fund website at www.theangelfund.org, or by sending a check made payable to The Angel Fund and mailed to The Timlin Race, 149 Wood Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748.