Running is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and release tension, much like thumb wrestling a baboon or striking oil. Expel accumulated stress the safe way with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get entry into the Breeze Against Wheeze 5K run or 3K walk (a $25 value on race day; $15 if you preregister). The race takes place on Saturday, May 7, and preregistration ends on Thursday, May 5, at midnight.
Celebrating its tenth year, the annual Breeze Against Wheeze run/walk gives mobile humans a chance to exercise while raising money for the Hasbro Children’s Hospital’s asthma camp. Pavement pounders with fit and philanthropic hearts can choose between a 5K running course and a 3K walking course, both of which studiously make their way around the Brown University campus. The first 200 registered racers will set the pace in style with complimentary race T-shirts. After barreling across the finish line, sprinters, speed walkers, and stilt walkers can browse the health and wellness fair, populated by organizations focusing on health education and carnies offering informational rollycoaster rides. Unlike races that require participants to wake before the sun has settled any bets about whether it will indeed rise again, Breeze Against Wheeze gets off to a leisurely start, with check-in starting at 9:30 a.m. and the race beginning at 11 a.m.
The asthma camp supported by Breeze Against Wheeze serves children between the ages of 9 and 13, providing them with education, support, and the opportunity to participate in outdoor activities such as swimming, canoeing, or playing computer games in the park. One hundred percent of race profits support the summer camp, covering nearly 25% of the camp’s total costs.
Breeze Against Wheeze 5K Run or 3K Walk
Devised in 2001 by a Brown University medical student in order to support Hasbro Children's Hospital's Asthma Camp, the annual Breeze Against Wheeze 5K run and 3K walk raises a quarter of the funds the camp needs each year to educate youngsters about managing a disease that stands as the leading cause of child hospitalization nationwide. At the start of the race, athletes trek across the Brown University campus and down Blackstone Boulevard, speeding past other runners or strolling at a heart-healthy pace to show their anti-asthma verve. The top competitor in each age bracket, plus the three fastest men and women overall, win a bounty of gift certificates and sports gear to help fuel their future challenges, while postrace raffles lend the chance for any participant to be crowned a winner. Before the adult events, kids can race for free, testing their endurance and agility without crawling through the TV screen into their favorite video game.
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