Emerald Miles 5k Run/Walk
Saturday March 19, 2016
|On-line registration has ended. You can still register at either of the early packet pick-ups (see event information link on the left menu for details) or the morning of the event starting at 7:30am. You can still use this site to sponsor a participant or make a general donation. Register, donate or sponsor a participant online! |
The race begins and ends at Newport on the Levee and is dedicated to the memory of Dennis Stemler. Dennis was an energetic, caring young adult who found joy in living. He never let life get him down, but always reached for the stars as he overcame the many struggles associated with epilepsy. He took part in the Epilepsy Foundationís Camp Flame Catcher and teen support group, was active in his high school and ran on both his schoolís cross country team and in this race. On February 24, 2004, Dennis died unexpectedly from a seizure. His death has had a profound impact on the community as hundreds of families, friends, and classmates have joined together to honor Dennis by participating in this event.
Thank you for helping us to honor the individuals in our lives, schools, jobs and communities who have touched us with their ability to overcome the challenges that accompany epilepsy and find success in all that they do!