LITTLE MONSTERS 5K & ANGEL BABY BUTTERFLY RELEASE
Preemie Prints is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in College Station, TX that supports and shares hope with families who have a baby born prematurely or critically ill. Their programs include: the gift of no-charge NICU & NICU graduate photography, giving the gift of handmade items to NICU families, and online support.
For the past few years, Starlight Aggies has loved partnering with Preemie Prints to support NICU babies and their families. This year, Starlight has the privilege of helping Preemie Prints host the Little Monsters 5K. This event raises money for Preemie Prints and is a special time to celebrate incredible strength, unwavering faith, hope, and the love we have for the most precious little fighters.
Join us at 9:00 AM on October 20th for our 6th annual Little Monsters 5K run & 3K walk, followed by our Brazos Valley NICU Reunion and Angel Baby Butterfly Release! Wear your favorite monster costume, and run as fast as you can to support babies born prematurely or critically ill. Help us raise awareness and honor preemies, NICU grads, and angels.
GENERAL EVENT INFORMATION
This is a 5K run (with chip-timing option) or 3K walk (no chip-timing option) held at Tiffany Park in Bryan, TX. Participants are invited to dress up in costume for this fun run for a cause, form running/walking teams, and make special t-shirts in honor or memory of their baby! We also encourage participants to bring signs/posters about their baby's journey for our volunteers to hold and cheer runners/walkers on during the race. These posters can be dropped off at the start of the race with our volunteers.
This event is for families & children (strollers are welcome), students, volunteers, and anyone wanting to support the efforts of Preemie Prints. All are invited to walk for miracles! Children ages 12 & under may run/walk/ride for free with a registered parent/guardian (however, a waiver is still required so please pre-register them online). There will be fun activities for the kids, post-race refreshments for runners/walkers, awards, and live music! The event will take place rain or shine :)
ANGEL BABY BUTTERFLY RELEASE
We hope you’ll join us as we remember the babies who have gone before us & lift up the families experiencing the loss of an infant. If you and your family plan to attend the special angel baby butterfly release in honor of your angel, please RSVP with the number of people who will be in your group by emailing . We will provide 1 butterfly for each baby's life we are celebrating, so we do need to know if you plan to attend.
We will have an angel memorial table set up. Please bring a framed picture or other special items to set on the table. You will place your items on the table when you arrive and pick them up before you leave. This is a special way to share about your miracle's life, raise awareness, and celebrate them!
PACKET PICK UP
We will have packet pick up on Friday, October 19th from 11 AM - 6 PM at Little Guys Movers (3209 Earl Rudder Fwy S Ste 100 College Station, TX 77845). We will have packet pick up on Saturday morning for out of town runners/walkers only. If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
RACE DAY PARKING
Parking will be available at Christ's Way Baptist Church and Bowen Elementary School.
ITINERARY (subject to minor changes)
-Check in and packet pickup for out of town guests and day of registrants only.
-Go by the costume contest judges' table to be eligible for an award!
-Get ready for the race!
8:45 AM - Group warm-up led by Camp Gladiator
9:00 AM - 5K race begins
9:20 AM - 3K walk begins
9:45 AM - Awards
-Brazos Valley Community NICU Reunion
-Have fun & relax. Visit the booths, and listen to music!
-Angel Baby Families will receive a butterfly
-Chaplain will share some special words and prayers
-Special songs & butterfly release
Kids Activity Booth hosted by With Purpose: College Station
www.plotaroute.com/route/506049 - 5K Route
www.plotaroute.com/route/506053 - 3K Route
-Largest Running/Walking Team Awards (Top 3)
-Best Team Costume Award
Overall Individual Awards - 5K Chip-Timed Race:
-Overall Male Award
-Overall Female Award
Top 3 Finishers per Age Group - 5K Chip-Timed Race:
10 & under
Cutest Little Monster Awards (3) - Kiddos with the best costumes!
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