The Spurs Coyote has signed up for the 3rd annual CleftStrong 5k. "He has one message to pass along," says race directors, Ray and Chelsea Ortiz. "He will see YOU at the start line!"
Don't miss San Antonio's first ever CleftStrong 1 in 700 Day! It will be a morning that's sure to bring you one precious, simple gift: a smile.
If you missed online registration, you can still register the morning of the race! Race day registration will open at 7 am. We recommend an early arrival to secure parking and allow time for the registration process as well as pre-race festivities.
See you there!
City of San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor has officially proclaimed Sunday, September 18, 2016, as CleftStrong ”1 in 700” Day
As we find ourselves in the last days of registration for the 3rd annual CleftStrong 5k to be held on September 18, 2016 at Morgan's Wonderland, we are honored to learn that the City of San Antonio has recognized this day as CleftStrong "1 in 700" day.
"This just made an already special morning even more so" says Ray and Chelsea Ortiz. "We are thrilled to have this kind of welcome for Zack Urenda and his worldwide "1 in 700" cleft photo book project as it makes its way to Texas for the first time!"
We invite all those who have not yet signed up to join us in support of this great cause and in celebrating this recognition by our city leaders.
Zack Urenda, author and creator of "1 in 700" brings worldwide project to the 3rd annual CleftStrong 5k
Zack Urenda, the brilliant and creative mind behind the the fast growing "1 in 700" project, travels the world photographing individuals affected by cleft lip, palate and other craniofacial conditions. Being born with a cleft lip, himself, Zack is on a mission to create awareness for others born cleft affected and to bring a sense of community.
Upon completion, Zack plans to put these photographs in a photo book and display them at a gallery in his hometown, Los Angeles, California. We think his work is down right beautiful.. and inspiring.. and heartwarming. It is our absolute joy to announce Zack will be sharing September 18th with us at the 3rd annual CleftStrong 5k and he will be bringing "1 in 700" with him!
Cleft Community: What does 1 in 700 mean to you? Bring your thoughts with you on September 18th and be a part of this worldwide project!
The Children's Hospital of San Antonio Becomes The First Ever Title Sponsor of The Annual CleftStrong Family 5k
CleftStrong is extremely excited to announce that The Children's Hospital of San Antonio will be the first ever title sponsor in its history. We are honored and extremely excited about their commitment to support and further this cause. The Children's Hospital of San Antonio is the city's only freestanding children's hospital and provides pediatric subspecialty care for children across Central and South Texas each year, including those who are born with cleft and craniofacial anomalies. Please join us in welcoming The Children's Hospital of San Antonio and the Director of the Craniofacial Center, Dr. Alejandra Garcia to the CleftStrong 5k team!
To learn more about the fascinating history of The Children's Hospital of San Antonio, visit http://www.chofsa.org/history-and-mission
Be one of the next three registrants today and a CleftStrong hat in your choice of color is yours for free! We think it will look great on race day!!
If you can't be in San Antonio on September 18th, you can still join the cause by signing up as a virtual racer and race along with us on your treadmill at home, at your local park, neighborhood, beach... solo or as a group! (Group rate applies at online registration.)
Best of luck!
Ready, Set, Register: https://www.raceentry.com/races/cleftstrong-5k/2016/register
David Pfau with Allstate Insurance announces his partnership with the 3rd Annual CleftStrong Family 5k:
We are pleased to announce our partnership with CleftStrong charity! Some of you may know that they host an annual 5K in September. Between now and the 5K date, if you contact either of our offices and indicate that you are getting a "QUOTE FOR CLEFT STRONG" we will donate $10 to this fine charity organization as well as enter your name into a drawing for some cool prizes. It only takes a quote! There is no other obligation on your part! Let's see if we can generate $2500 for this worthy charity! (Current Allstate clients are not eligible). Remember, although our offices are physically in San Antonio, we can quote and write business all over Texas! See you at the 5K !! -David Pfau, Allstate Insurance
You may contact either the Castle Hills location (210-257-0117) or the new Bulverde Market Place location (210-538-6664) to receive a quote "for CleftStrong". Your name will be entered into a raffle drawing to take place on race day and a $10 donation will be made to the charity. Enjoy friendly customer service, find out if you are paying the lowest insurance rate, and change lives. (No further obligation.)
Please feel free to add any Purple Carpet Photos that you captured yourself here too. Through Shutterfly you can add, view, download, and order prints all in one place! Let us know how it works out for you!
At a Glance Reminders for Race Day:
Teams: Come dressed FUN and CREATIVE! We will be presenting the Most Creative Team award during closing ceremony along with Farthest Traveler and Oldest Finisher!
Parking Information: Parking will be available in the Morgan's Wonderland parking lot directly across from the park and there will be additional parking at the Heroes Stadium parking lot. We advise to arrive early for convenient parking and to avoid long lines for registration/sign in.
We encourage you to take advantage of early packet pick up if you have already registered online to avoid race day lines. We will be holding early packet pick up on Saturday, September 12th from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Academy Sports+Outdoors in the Northwoods Shopping Center, 2024 TX-1604 Loop, San Antonio, TX 78232. Look for our CleftStrong sign immediately when you enter the store to the left. At early packet pick up, you will take care of sign in plus receive your CleftStrong race day t-shirt and sport pack with bib number. The only thing you will need to retrieve when you arrive before the race is your timing tag.
If you would like to take advantage of the discounted rate at Morgan's Wonderland Park after the race, all you will need to do is mention that you participated in the CleftStrong 5k. They will open their gates to children affected by a cleft condition for free and all other participants at $9/person.
Please click below to find more information and print your program of events for race day!
If you will be registering at the race on Sunday here is a way to save time!
1. Print this registration form out for each participant registering with you.
2. Complete the form(s).
3. Race Day Registration begins at 7 am sharp. Hand your completed forms to the race day registration table when you arrive.
4. Save lots of time!
Remember we need a form completed for each participant, so if you have more than one to register this will save you a great deal of time in the line and allow you more time for the fun stuff!
As hard as you fight, we will strive to fight alongside you.