JUST FOR KIDS: START YOUR OWN TEAM!
Here is your very own downloadable KIDS FUN RUN flyer with space to provide your joining team name and password to give to your classmates, teammates, small groups and more!
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Virtual Racers bringing their Cleft and Craniofacial Community Together!
Pick a place to gather, register as a virtual race team, spread the word, and ENJOY!
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2019 Event Details
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It is with great excitement CleftStrong announces that together, participants and volunteers in San Antonio, along with corporate sponsors, personal donors, and virtual racers from across the states raised $25,100.00 in support of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association’s (ACPA) mission to advance cleft and craniofacial research and patient care! Thank you. Above and beyond the money raised to benefit the craniofacial community in more ways than one might ever imagine, this morning brought together a community of support, relation, and understanding that we hope will continue to grow and strengthen year after year.
Congratulations to all 2018 CleftStrong 5k race winners this year. Mr. Robbie Allam finished as the Top Overall Male Finisher, coming in at 20:02.7 and Ms. Sunni Rivas finished as the Top Overall Female Finisher, coming in at 26:52.0. For a complete list of all age category winners, please click here. Additionally, several fun awards were given out this year. Congratulations to our Best Adult 80's costume: Annette Ramirez, Best Child 80's Costume: Alyah Ferdin, and our first ever largest virtual race team awarded: Hazel's Liberty from Idaho! For a second year in a row, Team Amaris' Army of Angels came in as our largest team and Kate de la Garza was awarded for creating the top fundraising team: Rebel Ruthies! To all those who supported a fundraising team near and afar, we send great thanks to you for your support!
Some fun highlights this year included welcoming ACPA Executive Director Ms. Wendy-Jo Toyama, ACPA Family Services Committee Chair Dr. Bonnie Gutierrez, and ACPA Family Services Coordinator Ms. Catherine Choi to take part in this morning with us! Dr. Gutierrez and Ms. Toyama shared a message with this year's participants just before announcements of this year's race awards.
The 2018 CleftStrong 5k offered an all new kid fun run for participants 9 and under to run, walk, or stroll for cleft and other craniofacial conditions! All participants went home with a finisher medal as a reminder of the #CleftStrong5k and their very own unique part in it!
It was a pleasure to welcome back Mr. Zack Rodetis-Urenda, author and creator of the worldwide 1IN700 fine art photography project another year. He shared on his continued travels and inspiring project with this year's participants just before race start time! We can't wait to see the final project, Zack.
As always, we send a warm thank you to the CleftStrong 5k Committee for months of dedication and hard work to creatively piece together every part of this special morning, all volunteers who arrived well before the sun did to make sure race operations ran as smooth as possible, the many participants including our cleft warriors all the way to those who decided to run our race in support of the cause! To our corporate sponsors and personal donors, thank you for believing in our mission and choosing our organization to support! If you would like to be a part of next year's event, please contact us here!
Until next year,
Ray and Chelsea Ortiz
CleftStrong Co-Founders & Race Directors
• Official race photos from our exclusive in kind photographer, MEF Images available here.
(Download code: 8025)
• Full race results made available by IAAP available here
6TH ANNUAL CLEFTSTRONG 5K
The 5th annual CleftStrong 5k and *NEW 1 Mile Kid Fun Run is set to take place on Saturday, October 13, 2018! The 5k course will start and finish at Los Patios this year and take participants down part of the Salado Creek Greenway Trail. The CleftStrong 5k and Kid Fun Run is a family-friendly event that benefits the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, a non-profit association founded in 1943 in support of advancing patient care and research for those born with cleft lip, cleft palate and other craniofacial anomalies.
ACPA Family Services (formerly known as the Cleft Palate Foundation) merged with the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) in June, 2017. With this merge, professionals and families work more closely together to better achieve the ACPA Family Services' mission: to optimize outcomes for individuals with oral cleft and craniofacial conditions through education, support, research, advocacy and interdisciplinary team care. All funds generated from the 4th annual CleftStrong 5k support advancing patient care through important cleft-craniofacial medical research as well as education, resources and opportunities for patients born with cleft and other craniofacial conditions, their families and the professionals who serve them.
Ray and Chelsea Ortiz
Check out the 2017 CleftStrong 5k Photo Gallery
Thank you to the 2017 CleftStrong 5k Sponsors: The Children's Hospital of San Antonio, Makeup Junkie Bags, MSC Earthwork, Ortiz & Batis, San Antonio Claims Association, Premiere Autoplex, Dr. Roy Gonzalez, Jr., Rockula, Methodist Children's Hospital, Diamond Automotive Group, Debbie Stolle Interiors, Dent, Jadestone Real Estate, Fat Joe's Jerky, US Legal Support, MTF Biologics, Lindow, Stephens & Treat, LLP
Santikos Entertainment⎮La Hacienda ⎮ Embassy Suites ⎮ Stars and Stripes Drive In ⎮ Photography by Vidal Diaz ⎮Amy's Ice Cream ⎮Tim Strong ⎮San Antonio Zoo ⎮Blend Record Retrieval ⎮Bike World ⎮Kendra Scott ⎮Painting with a Twist⎮Dermatology Associates of San Antonio⎮Inspired by Colton ⎮San Antonio Museum of Art ⎮Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resorts ⎮Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch ⎮1IN700/Little Weaving Willow⎮ Top Golf ⎮Bowlero ⎮Embassy Suites ⎮Main Event⎮Bagel Factory ⎮Alterman
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