Max's 3rd annual Run for a Reason is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 12 at the Lake Harriet Bandshell. The event will raise awareness and funds for research for the diagnosis of Sudden Unexplained Death Among Children (SUDC).
Registration for the 5K race begins at 8:30 a.m., with the run at 10 a.m. and the 2K Family fitness walk at 10:15 a.m.
Like Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), SUDC shows no signs or symptoms and is not hereditary. However, SUDC differs in that it's a diagnosis for older children, whereas SIDS is a diagnosis given to children under 12 months of age.
Fulton parents Jennifer and Mitchell Best started the Run for a Reason event after their 13-month-old son Max passed away in 2002, diagnosed with SUDC. In the past two years, the event has raised more than $130,000 for SUDC programs and research, according to a press release.
Organizers of the Southwest event are expecting more than 3,000 participants this year. The cause has reached beyond Southwest and inspired other ‘Runs for a Reason' in Vancouver, Denver, San Francisco, Kansas City and St. Louis.
For more information or to register, visit www.maxwellbest.com or www.sudc.org.