Every effort will be made to host the race as scheduled. However, for safety reasons, part or all of the race(s) may have to be cancelled. There will be no reschedule or refunds if race is canceled, as most of you know expenses have already been paid.
Dangerous Weather Action Plan:
1. Delay race start
2. If the race cannot be started in its entirety, efforts will be made to modify the event so some form of race can be held (could include cutting swim, bike, or run events or shortening courses).
4. Race will be canceled if not able to delay or modify.
Weather updates will be emailed, posted on website, and social media.
All decisions are at the discretion of the Race Director, Ruth Sawkins and the Rampy MS Research Foundation.
We donate 100% of race registration fees to the MS research team at the University of Arkansas Medical Science (UAMS). We invite you to meet the MS research doctors on race weekend who will be on hand to answer questions, volunteer, and award the top finishers. Learn more about the Foundation’s impact.
We partner with the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences (UAMS) because their research is specific to myelin deterioration through the isolation of the proteolipid protein which is found in all MS patients.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a progressive and unpredictable disease of the central nervous system that disrupts communication between the brain and other parts of the body. The severity of the disease and its symptoms vary from person to person. While the cause of MS is unknown and although there are treatments that can slow disease progression, there is no known cure at this time.
MS is most commonly diagnosed in young adults with 2.5 million people affected worldwide. Over 400,000 Americans have MS and another 200 are diagnosed every week. 80% of MS patients develop MS between the ages of 16 and 45. Women are more frequently diagnosed with MS by at least 2 to 1. MS is the leading cause of disability in young women and the second leading cause of disability in young men.
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