Date: Saturday, May 10th, 2014 @ 11:00 AM local time
University Ittleson Quadrangle -
235 Hope St. Providence, RI 02906
Fees: Pre-register before the race for a discount, or $30 on race day. Kid's Race: Free!
PRE REGISTRATION ENDS FRIDAY MAY 9TH AT 5PM
Race T-Shirts for the first 200 registered!
DescriptionCheck-in starts at 9:30 am, Kids race begins at 10:15 am and the 5k run/3k walk will begin at 11:00 am. This fast, scenic 5k run goes around Brown University campus and over to Blackstone Blvd. The 3k course is a shortened version of the 5k.
2014 marks the 13th Annual Breeze Against Wheeze 5K. The race was conceived in 2001 by a
University Medical student as a means to help finance Hasbro Children's
Hospital's Asthma Camp.
Asthma is the number one
condition in children, and the leading cause of hospitalization in
nationwide. Here in Rhode Island, the asthma rates are especially high
many children with asthma do not have the education and support
alleviate their condition. Each year the race raises 25% of the camp's
Programs Asthma Camp has successfully provided this education and
hundreds of children and families. The week-long summer asthma camp is
to 13 year olds with severe asthma to fully participate in outdoor
while learning how to manage their asthma. A significant number of camp
includes physicians, therapists, and EMTS who volunteer their time and
significant impact with the teens. After participating in the camp, the
make comments on surveys reflecting improved communication with family,
and medical personnel; increased self-esteem; and recognition that they
alone with this chronic disease.