2018 Boo Run Has Been Cancelled. See details from Wendy Cash below…
“Boo Run Update: We are sad to announce that the Boo Run scheduled for Saturday, Oct 27 is cancelled. The recent rains have damaged the running route and we have determined that it is not safe for our runners and volunteers.
“We are exploring options to reschedule and will make that announcement as soon as we know. In the meantime, we will have Packet Pickup at the Visitor’s Center on Friday, Oct 26 from 10-4:30 so please stop by to pick up your shirt and bags.
In addition, The Jameson 5K has VERY GRACIOUSLY offered to let our registered Boo Run runners run with them on Saturday, Oct 27 for free (but will not be timed and will not be eligible for prizes).
“If you choose to do so, we will be at the Jameson 5K to help and to verify your Boo Run registration. Here is the link to the Jameson 5K if you would like to register and be timed/eligible for prizes. We appreciate everyone’s support and understanding as we have had to make this difficult decision!” Jameson5k.com
Saturday October 27th, 2018. The 10th Annual Exceptional Georgetown Alliance Boo Run takes place this year in beautiful San Gabriel Park in the heart of Georgetown, Texas. Both the chip-timed 5K race and 1 mile family fun run meander along the scenic San Gabriel River.
Register by October 13 to guarantee your Dri Fit shirt – parts of the logo glow in the dark! After that, shirts will be provided while supplies last so register early!
Come in your Halloween costume for a kids’ costume contest!
Proceeds from this event help to fund extracurricular events, activities and summer day camp for students in Georgetown with Special Needs.
Boo Run Day Schedule
8am – Registration and Packet Pick-up (at the gazebo)
9am – 5K chip-timed race
9:45am 5k race awards
10am Kids’ Costume Contest
10:15am 1 Mile Fun Run
Races and Fees
5K Children (12 and under) $15
5K Adult (13 and older) $30
1 Mile Children (12 and under) $10
1 Mile Adult (13 and older) $15
Rain or Shine – We will be at the park come rain or shine. Sorry there are no refunds. In the event of sever weather, check our Facebook page for updates.
Early Packet Pick-Up: Friday, Oct 26th – 10am – 5pm at the Georgetown Visitor’s Center, 103 W. 7th Street
Packet Pickup will also be available beginning at 8am at the Start/Finish in San Gabriel Park. Look for the Gazebo.
The 5K and the one mile run will begin and end in the San Gabriel Park. The course meanders beside the picturesque San Gabriel River along Georgetown’s own Hike and Bike Trail.
Awards will be given for the overall fastest male and female 5K runners. In addition, medals will be awarded to the top 3 fastest male and female runners in each age division – 13 and under, 14-19, 20-29,30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60 plus.
How Our Support Helps – Through grants and fundraising efforts via the Boo Run, the EGA funds scholarships for students with an economic need to attend our adaptive summer camps: Let’s Make Friends and Circle of Friends in Georgetown. We also provide funding for nurses, supplies, and field trips. The children and young adults who attend the camps benefit by the social interaction with their peers while working on social skills to improve communication and interpersonal development.
For summer camps 2016, the EGA provided tuition assistance to 13 children in Georgetown who demonstrated an economic need. Those children received tuition assistance to attend 1-3 weeks of camp at either Let’s Make Friends or Circle of Friends. There were 38 total children who attended 1-4 weeks of camp this summer. The EGA paid $6000 to the Parks and Rec department to help pay for nurses, camp t-shirts, transportation, field trips and a pizza party. This additional funding provided by the EGA allowed the children who did not receive scholarships to attend camp at a rate that is more commensurate with other typical day camps offered at the Rec Center.
One mother of a scholarship recipient said that her son needed “the structure and guidance during summer break so that he does not regress.” Another mother of a child with autism wrote, “I would appreciate any help I can get since I’m a single mom I could never be able to afford this (camp.)” Many of our scholarship recipients come from single parent households and need our continued support.