Strides for Stuttering Virtual 5K Fun Walk/Run
Sunday, August 01, 2021Time: 12:00 am CST -
Saturday, August 28, 2021Time: 11:59 pm CST
Austin, Texas 78745
Virtual
About

Join us for this national event benefiting Spero Stuttering's vision and mission! Did you know that more than 3 million people in the United States stutter? Stuttering is a neurological condition that affects the fluent flow of speech, but the psychological and emotional impact of stuttering often comes from negative listener reactions to stuttering such as teasing, ridicule, bullying, and even punishment. This causes many people who stutter to feel "less than" or "broken" in some way, even though stuttering is not their fault...it's just a part of their make-up. There are also many negative myths that remain and little understanding about stuttering in general, so many people who stutter experience feelings of guilt, shame, isolation, and fear because of their communication difference.

Did you also know that only a small percentage of certified speech-language pathologists (SLPs) are adequately trained to work with people who stutter? We at Spero Stuttering are on a mission to change this reality! We hope to make a difference in the lives of those who stutter by raising awareness and educating the public about stuttering, and we hope to see increasing numbers of SLPs who are trained to provide efficacious care with depth of understanding and confidence. Our mission is to incentivize SLPs to prioritize stuttering as an area of professional growth.

Your support will enable us to help, empower, and advocate for the stuttering community and their families by equipping those who work with people who stutter. 100% of net proceeds will fund stipends for SLPs to obtain research-based and quality training. This is a family-friendly event hosted by Spero Stuttering as we make Strides for Stuttering together!

This virtual walk/run means you can walk or run anywhere (your chosen location) anytime between August 1 and August 28.  Registration closes on August 26.

Sponsorship opportunities are available here

Learn more about Spero Stuttering at https://www.sperostuttering.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/sperostuttering

 

Entry Fees

$25 - Adults
$15 - 18 and under

Entry includes a t-shirt and finisher award.

NOTE: Shirts and awards will be ordered at the close of registration (August 26) so an exact order can be made.  We estimate participants will receive their fantastic swag by the end of September.  Be watching, because we are going to turn that arrival into another EVENT! Fun!

Logging Your Results

How to log your results - each individual person must log in as him/herself.  If you register someone else, they will not be able to log their own results.  Don't worry!  Just email Jennifer at fortheloveofgo@gmail.com and she'll post your results:

  • Sign up for the race
  • Go for a run or walk specifically for the virtual run!
  • <<<If you don’t have an account on athleteguild.com, set one up – make sure the email address you use is unique to you and hasn’t been used by someone else in your family.  If you need help getting this straightened out, just contact webmaster@athleteguild.com>>>
  • Log in
  • Head to your event page on athleteguild.com
  • Click Results
  • Look up your name and click Update (on a phone, you may need to scroll over to see the button)
  • Enter your time and click submit – results might not post immediately
  • Tell all your friends!
Contact Info

Race management provided by For the Love of Go, Jennifer Crosby, fortheloveofgo@gmail.com
Sponsorships, contact Ana Paula Mumy, sperostuttering@gmail.com