• 3rd Annual Erin's Dream Race

    Be a hero - walk/run with us - join the fight and save a life

     

    This 5K funrun/walk celebrates the life of Erin Buenger who lived 82 months with neuroblastoma, but she never let it slow her down. She lived to the end without fear.

     

     

    Please run/walk with us on Sunday, March 5th 2017 at 9 am (Lot 50, Texas A&M University Campus) and join the fight against childhood/blood cancer. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Coalition Against Childhood Cancer (CAC2), and Be the Match on Campus.

  • Register for the run or make a donation

    We look forward to meeting you on raceday!!

     

    Please click on the "take action" button below to register for the run or make a donation.

  • 5k Training Tips

    Be awesome and be ready for the 3rd Annual Erin's Dream Race!!

    This exciting feature provided by Tristan Richards, our elite lead runner, triathlete, and Texas Ironman.

    5k Run

    For first time 5k runners - fitness tips and an example training plan to celebrate Erin's life by completing the race awesomely!

    So, you want to run Erin's Dream Race? 3.1 miles (5K) sounds a long way right? But, if you prepare by training, take it easy on your "rest" days, and keep hydrated, you will probably find you finish the (what now appears to be a daunting task) 3.1 miles awesomely.

     

    There are many plans out there for a first time 5k runner. Here is just one example of a six week training program that will assist you in preparing for Erin's Dream Race.

     

    **http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/racing/six-week-intermediate-5k-schedule/72.html

     

    On race day: You will probably find that you can run a good amount of the race, but whatever your plan, start slowly and if you begin to tire take a walk break. Many experienced runners use this strategy. Your goal is to finish! If you train, get plenty of rest, and hydrate properly you will have a great experience at Erin's Dream Race!!

     

    See you at the finish line!

     

    Tristan Richards

    MS,

     

    **Disclaimer: This is a sample race plan and will not be appropriate for everyone. Walking and running can be a strenuous activity. All participants should consult with a physician prior to beginning any fitness training plan to ensure they are in adequate health.

    5K Walk

    Tips and an example training plan to celebrate Erin's life by crossing the finish line with swagger and style!

     

    So, you want to walk Erin's Dream Race? 3.1 miles (5K) is a super long walk right? But, if you prepare by training, take it easy on your "rest" days, and keep hydrated, you will probably find you finish (what now appears to be fairly daunting) 3.1 miles with swagger and style.

     

    There are many plans out there for a first time 5k walker. Here is just one example of a six week training program that will assist you in preparing for Erin's Dream Race.

     

    **http://www.active.com/running/articles/train-for-a-5k-walk-in-6-weeks

     

    On race day: Start slowly and if you begin to tire take a short break. Your goal is to finish! If you train, get plenty of rest, and hydrate properly you will have a great experience at Erin's Dream Race!!

     

    See you at the finish line!

     

    Tristan Richards

    MS,

     

    **Disclaimer: This is a sample race plan and will not be appropriate for everyone. Walking and running can be a strenuous activity. All participants should consult with a physician prior to beginning any fitness training plan to ensure they are in adequate health.

  • CAC2's vision and mission:

    "The founders of CAC2 first met together in 2011 to explore ways the community could work together to raise awareness and collaborate, without duplicating the efforts of existing organizations. This grassroots movement brought together representatives of small, medium- sized, and large organizations and committed individuals who fight childhood cancer and provide support to the children and families affected by the disease. The hope was that by working together we could bridge some of the natural fragmentation that arises from having a diverse community of passionate advocates. Much of the strength of the community comes from the many different groups and individuals who have joined the fight. However, with greater cooperation among participants, more coordinated action, and higher levels of collaboration, we can make more progress, faster. CAC2 hopes the childhood cancer community will benefit from greater levels of coordinated action that: (1) leverage the unique strengths of the members, (2) minimize waste of precious resources and expertise, and (3) drive better outcomes for patients and their families. The primary values underlying CAC2 are to put the children and their families first in everything we do and to support organizations active in the fight against childhood cancer. We will support, not compete with, our member organizations and the childhood cancer community through action-oriented, member-directed projects."

    Please visit CAC2's website: http://cac2.org/

  • Be the Match on Campus

    Great News!

     

    Erin's Dream Race 2017 will be hosted/organized by the Texas A&M University's

    student organization "Be the Match on Campus."

     

    The primary goal of this team of dedicated and committed volunteers is to save lives through raising awareness of life-threatening blood cancer, fundraising, and adding bone marrow donors to the national registry.

     

    Please stop by the information/registration table on race day and be a hero!

  • Contact information:

     

    Tatjana Spearman

    erinsdreamrace2@gmail.com

     

    Erin's Dream Race Facebook Page