Fun run for Jacoby Miles on Aug. 16

The second Jacoby Fun Run is scheduled at Alan Yorke Park August 16. The five kilometer run begins at 9:30 a.m, and the 1 mile at 9:40.

Jacoby Miles

The second Jacoby Fun Run is scheduled at Alan Yorke Park August 16. The five kilometer run begins at 9:30 a.m, and the 1 mile at 9:40.

The fundraising event is for Jacoby Miles, who was injured during a gymnastic exercise in November 2012, paralyzing her from the mid-chest down. This year the event has raised more than $10,000 in sponsorships, and currently has more than 60 people registered to run with 100 percent of the funds raised by the event going toward Jacoby’s physical therapy.

Preregistration has been extended to today, Wednesday, according to Melanie Roach, owner of Roach Gymnastics and the event organizer.

Participants can register the day of the race for an extra fee.  Everyone registered in the race will also be entered into a raffle to win a trip for two to the AT&T American Cup gymnast competition in Arlington, Texas on March 7, 2015. The trip includes airfare and hotel as well. Additional raffle tickets can be purchased for $50.

Sponsors this year include USA Gymnastics, Bonney Lake Days, Molen Orthodontics, Fleet Feet Sports, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Perkins Chiropractic,  Advantage Graphics and Pierce County Councilman Dan Roach.


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