way to go jack attack!
We hope this makes you smile, Jack. You and your team are impacting the stories that our future generations will tell one day. Thank you for supporting in ways that keep on giving!
We put together team Jack Attack to show support for our youngest son, Jack, who was born with a complete unilateral cleft lip and palate. When we discovered that Jack would have a cleft at his 20 week ultrasound, we were quite rattled. Clefts are not something that we, and most other parents in our area, have been very well educated on. The unknown was and still is very scary for us! I’m hoping by doing the CleftStrong 5K, we can directly contribute to raising awareness for cleft and craniofacial abnormalities in our community as well as throughout the US.
Team Jack Attack will be participating virtually from Minnesota. Our team will gather at Jack’s house to run and/or walk the 5K route we have mapped out. Along with participating in the actual 5K, we will also be fundraising throughout the summer while spreading awareness! Crossing the finish line means a couple things for us, both symbolic and physical. Symbolically, it is us overcoming the hurdles that Jack will and has been facing as one united support group. Individually we are strong, but as a group we can accomplish anything! Physically, it is accomplishing a goal set out as a family to become healthier!
We are SO excited to be participating in the CleftStrong 5K this year!
Team Jack Attack
Every month, we will feature our leading fundraising team of individuals and their efforts to raise awareness and funds in support of creating a world where those born with oral cleft and craniofacial conditions THRIVE. Create your team or donate toward an existing fundraising team here! Thank you for your support.
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Thank you for joining the 8th annual CleftStrong 5k and helping us raise a little over $10,000.00! Participants across the USA, along with those from Puerto Rico, Egypt and Canada this year united in support of their loved one and creating a world where those with oral clefts and craniofacial conditions thrive. The annual CleftStrong 5k and Kids Fun Run event aims to promote strength and support of patients and their families during the medical journey and, just as importantly, the opportunity to spread healthy awareness and understanding for cleft lip, palate and other craniofacial conditions one step at a time! All proceeds from this virtual event, will be directly donated to the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association in support of advancing oral and cleft/craniofacial research and patient care. Thank you for joining us virtually - from your very own place in this world - to make a lasting impact in the world!
What a run!! Congratulations to our Overall top Male Finisher: Gabriel Medellin from Texas finishing at 31:00 and our Overall Top Female Finisher: Ulrike from Egypt finishing at 33:00. We send a heartfelt thank you and Congratulations to Riley's Runners for coming in as our highest fundraising team winner and Team Alamo Group who came in as our largest team winner! Thank you for helping us support a world where those with cleft and craniofacial conditions THRIVE!
We'd like to send a special thank you to those who joined in volunteering time to help make this event successful and special this year. Your combined creativity and drive always makes this race all that it is! To our corporate sponsors and personal donors, thank you for believing in our mission and choosing our organization to support.
October 8, 2022, 6 p.m. CST
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- Participate from wherever you are
- Receive your own personal blog to keep friends and family updated on your challenge
- Receive real-time performance information
- Have access to your personal leader board and personal statistics
- Earn fundraising and other badges
- Receive a race shirt and finisher medal*
- + so much more!
Are you interested in sponsoring this event? Click here for more information. Thank you for your support!
*when you register by 9/1/21
We are excited to announce that together with sponsors and donors and virtual participants , we raised a little over $13,000.00 in support of the annual CleftStrong 5k and the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association's (ACPA) mission to advance cleft and craniofacial research and patient care! Additionally, participants came together through the 2020 CleftStrong Silent Auction and other donors to support local cleft and craniofacial patients in need, raising approximately $1,725.00 to be donated directly to the ACPA approved Cleft and Craniofacial teams at The Children's Hospital of San Antonio and San Antonio's Methodist Children's Hospital in the coming weeks. The 2020 CleftStrong 5k raised a grand total of just over $14,700.00 in support of its mission. Thank you!
Ray and Chelsea Ortiz
Founders and Race Directors
Thank you to those who support us!
Check out our Fresh New Site and New Ways to Register This Year!
- Learn how CleftStrong is planning this year's charity event and changes due to COVID-19
- Find NEW race packages, entry options and race packet items
- Gain membership to the all new 2020 CleftStrong 5k private Facebook group when you register
- And more....!
AMARIS' ARMY OF ANGELS
As always, we are thankful for the hearts of our youngest supporters on this day!
Until next year,
Ray and Chelsea Ortiz
CleftStrong Co-Founders & Race Directors
• Official race photos from our exclusive in kind volunteer photographer, Requena Photography available here! (Requena Photography has made these images accessible and downloadable for your use with code: 4380.)
• Full race results made available by IAAP available here!
SAVE THE DATE!!
SATURDAY, OCT. 10, 2020
We strongly encourage all those who pre-register online by 11 a.m. CST, October 10th to pick up their race packets in advance to avoid race day sign in lines. Please bring a form of identification with you along with your registration ID. If you plan to pick up a packet for someone else, please have a copy of their confirmation email and/or registration ID with you. We will also be taking last minute race registrations and raffle ticket purchases in person at packet pick up!
Friday, October 11, 2019, 3:00-8:00 p.m. CST
HEB Lincoln Heights Market
999 East Basse Rd., Ste. 150
San Antonio, Texas 78209
Race Morning Schedule:
7:30 a.m.: Gates Open
*Last minute Registration & Packet Pick Up for Pre-Registered Racers Open
8:00 a.m.: Opening Ceremony and National Anthem
8:30 a.m.: 5k Race Begins *Race results will be posted at the table near finish line.
9:00 a.m.: Kid Fun Run Begins
9:40 a.m.: Closing Ceremony (approx)
10:30 a.m.: End Time (approx)
Print a Race Day Program Here
2015 NE Loop 410
San Antonio, Texas 78217
On a first come - first serve basis, parking will be made available on site at Los Patios:
2015 NE Interstate 410 Loop
San Antonio, TX 78217
Once Los Patios parking is full, all overflow parking will be made available at MacArthur Church of Christ:
MacArthur Park Church of Christ
1907 NE Loop 410
San Antonio, Texas 78217
* Golf carts will be provided to help shuttle participants to and from Los Patios from next door.
Best Disney Adult and Child Costume Prize
• DRESS YOUR DISNEY BEST if you want a chance to win best adult or best child costume!
Raffle and Premium Prize Drawing
• Don't forget extra cash for our raffle sale! Race day raffle sales will begin when gates open at 7:30 a.m. and close at 9:30 a.m. Raffle drawing and prize announcements will take place throughout closing ceremony. $5.00 ea + one entry into premium drawing for every $20 you spend. Type of payment accepted: cash, check, and credit card. Need not be present to win!
Download a 2019 CleftStrong 5k Raffle Prize List
All New Kid Fun Run
• Please make sure to stick around after you cross the finish line for a group picture!
• 2019 Virtual Racers: Make sure to tag us with your pictures and share your journey with us at #cleftstrong5k! We will announce this year's largest virtual race team after the race on Facebook!
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The Children's Hospital of San Antonio Becomes the Presenting Sponsor of the Annual CleftStrong 5k and Kids Fun Run for a 4th year
The Children's Hospital of San Antonio provides pediatric subspecialty care for children across Central and South Texas each year, including those born with cleft and craniofacial anomalies. Dr. Alejandra Garcia de Mitchell, Director of the Craniofacial Center at Children's Hospital of San Antonio has been an active supporter of CleftStrong over the past four years. To learn more about The Children's Hospital of San Antonio and the Craniofacial Center, click here.
As hard as you fight, we will strive to fight alongside you.