DENVER, CO, April 18, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The 17th Annual AirLife Memorial Run/Walk and EMS Celebration benefiting the Friends of AirLife, will take place Saturday, May 10th at The Hudson Gardens and Event Center in Littleton, CO. The event includes a 5k/10k run, 5k walk and kid's fun run, a "fire/EMS muster," EMS Volleyball Challenge Tournament and numerous activities for all ages to enjoy.
Activities for children include the free kid's fun run, the Kids Combat Challenge, a bouncy castle, bungee trampolines, a climbing wall, face painting and special appearances by local professional sports team mascots Rocky, Crusher, and Wooly.
Each year, Friends of AirLife hosts the event in honor of the everyday heroes in EMS and those emergency responders who lost their lives. The race was created in memory of Pete Albplanalp, Beth Barber, Leslie Feldmann and Julie Olmstead, who died on Dec. 14, 2007, in an AirLife helicopter crash and related car accident. Since its inception, the race has evolved to include honoring the fallen heroes of air medical, EMS, fire and police, as well as the beloved Friends of AirLife founder, Jim Ulrich, who lost his battle with leukemia in Dec. 2006.
Organizers of the event, the Friends of AirLife, dedicate the proceeds from this year's event to the maintenance of the AirLife Memorial Park and continued EMS education, including the Jim Ulrich Silver Falcon Award for EMS leaders. Additionally, proceeds provide assistance for the families of EMS personnel who have been injured or killed in the line of duty.
AirLife Memorial Run/Walk Event Timeline (Saturday, May 10, 2014):
Registration 7:00 a.m.
5K/10K Run 8:00 a.m.
5K Walk 8:05 a.m.
Kids Fun Run 9:30 a.m.
Awards Ceremony 10:00 a.m.
EMS Volleyball Challenge 10:30 a.m.
Fire Muster Ends 2:00 p.m.
The AirLife Memorial 5k/10k Run and 5k Walk is $30 for adults and $15 for children (17 and under) prior to race day. Race day registration is $35 for adults and $17.50 for children. Race registration is available at Runners Roost in Denver (1685 S. Colorado Blvd.) and at Running Wild in Highlands Ranch (1970 E. County Line Rd.). Registration is also available online at http://www.bkbltd.com or http://www.airlifedenver.com.
About Friends of AirLife
Friends of AirLife is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Donations received by Friends of AirLife are used to maintain the AirLife Memorial Park located at the site of the 1997 crash, Colorado EMS education through the Jim Ulrich Scholarship Fund, the Jim Ulrich Silver Falcon Award recognizing local EMS leaders, and charitable assistance to families of EMS professionals who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
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