run for poly 2023

Join us for our second annual Run for Poly 5k Walk/Bike/Run as we raise awareness for polyhydramnios and raise funds to support education, research, and community for women and children affected by polyhydramnios of pregnancy. This event benefits Know Polyhydramnios, a 501c3 nonprofit organization. 

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What We Believe

We believe in giving every mom the best care during her pregnancy and giving every baby the resources they need so that they can thrive to their fullest potential. Over the past year, Know Polyhydramnios has worked with industry leaders to study Polyhydramnios more closely as our first big step toward changing the standard of care for women pregnant with polyhydramnios and to implement proper testing and early intervention therapies for the infants of those women.

By changing the standard of care during pregnancy we can reduce the risks of preterm labor and the catastrophic conditions associated with delivery. When asked, women affected by polyhydramnios overwhelmingly agreed that they endured some kind of trauma related to their experience. Research has proven that stress has negative affects on both pregnancy and on the baby, so we believe that by improving the standard of care for women pregnant with polyhydramnios we can significantly reduce the trauma experienced by these women.

Research also shows that there is a high correlation between polyhydramnios and genetic anomalies in infants. But it often takes a year or more for babies to be properly diagnosed and treated. In fact, as many as 28% of babies thought to be from idiopathic polyhydramnios pregnancies end up being diagnosed with a genetic condition before their first birthday. We believe that with proper testing of infants and quicker access to early intervention programs we can help give infants of polyhydramnios gestations the opportunity to thrive to their fullest potential.

Race Fees and Deadlines

The Run for Poly race is a virtual 5k taking place anywhere you can dream of! Join us on or before race day, April 22, 2023, to complete 3.1 miles on your favorite course, in your neighborhood, on the treadmill at the gym, or in your own backyard. Children are encouraged to grab their bikes and join in the fun!

Adults $35.00. Youth 14 and under $25.00. 

Early-bird deadline to receive your medal before the race is April 1, 2023.

Deadline to submit your race time is April 23, 2023 at 11:59 PM EST.

All paid participants will receive an event medal and a custom digital race bib; all participants will be entered into our door prize drawing.

Custom t-shirts are available for an additional fee.

* All proceeds from t-shirt sales help support KP’s mission.

Register

Event Schedule

Saturday, April 22, 2023

10:30 AM EST – Race announcements & door prize drawing on FB Live

11:00 AM EST – Live race begins

Sunday, April 23, 2023

11:59 PM EST – Deadline to submit race time for consideration as a race winner

Monday, April 24, 2023

5:00 PM EST – Race winners announced on FB Live! 

FAQs

A virtual 5k is a race that is run for one cause, but you pick the time and location, as long as you finish before the deadline! You can run, jog, walk, or bike (if you’re a kid) on a track, the road, a treadmill, or anywhere else. Time your own race and submit your time to us before the deadline to be compete for the winner’s prize.

The timing is up to you, as long as you finish before the race deadline. You can pick any day between now and race day, or wait and complete your race on our scheduled race day.

Yes! You can walk, run, crawl… whatever it takes to get moving and cross that virtual finish line. We even encourage kids to join on their bikes!

Yes! We encourage kids 14 and under to register and compete on their bikes! We will have a prize for our kids’ race winner too!

Racers must track their own times and submit them to us before the submission deadline.  We will sort through submissions and choose winners for the fastest times in the mens, womens, and kids (14 and under) categories.

Please send an email to megan.marsico@gmail.com with your name, bib number, and time.

Sponsor Run for Poly

Interested in sponsoring our event? We would love to partner with you! Please check out our sponsorship page for more information.

Donate to Run for Poly

Make a donation to Know Polyhydramnios either in lieu of or in addition to registering for our race.

Contact Us

Event Contact: Megan Kmiotek

Email: megan.marsico@gmail.com

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