START TIME AND LOCATION
February 2, 2019
8:30am – 1 Mile “Fur” Run
9:00am – 5K
1501 W. Covell
Edmond, OK 73034
The tradition of BALTO began in 1995 with a group of Edmond North students who decided they wished to start a charity fundraising week. Named after a brave husky sled dog, BALTO stands for “Bring A Light To Others,” which is just what we intend to do!
Since 1995, BALTO has raised over 3 million dollars for charities serving all kinds of needs. We have helped charities serving child cancer victims, brain tumor patients, special education students, premature babies, and many other worthy causes. BALTO strives to bring the students of Edmond North together with the community of Edmond and beyond to do some amazing work! Through activities such as the BALTO 5K, BALTO silent auction, school assemblies, t-shirt sales, and other efforts, BALTO strives to raise money each year for a worthy cause.
Last year, BALTO was able to raise over $640,000 for Hugs for Hope, a collaboration of three nonprofit organizations: Mother Huggers, Pepper’s Ranch, and Anna’s House Foundation. These foundations have come together to break the cycle of foster care. his year, BALTO will be benefiting The Care Center, a nationally-accredited child advocacy center and the only child advocacy center in Oklahoma County. The funds raised through Edmond North’s BALTO week will be used to expand The Care Center’s healing center. The healing center provides comfort to children before they tell their abuse story. This space is the first step in a child’s journey toward hope and healing.
Thursday, January 31
10:00am-2:00pm at Red Coyote (Edmond Location)
Friday, February 1
7:00am-6:00pm at Edmond North High School
Saturday, February 2
7:00am-8:45am at Mitch Park (Senior Center)
AWARDS AND MEDALS
Awards will be given to the top 3 finishers in each standard USATF Age Group (1-8, 9-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+).
In addition, the top overall male and female will receive special awards.
FOOD AND REFRESHMENTS
The run will be accompanied with a selection of food and drinks which will be complimentary for all participants. This will be available before and after the run.
PICTURES AND RESULTS
Pictures will be available online following the event along with complete results from the 5K race. For pictures, go to www.baltoweek.org.
Results will posted at https://hub.enmotive.com/events/balto-5k/results
T-SHIRT ONLY OPTION
You may skip the 5K and still get a t-shirt, just pick up your t-shirt on the packet pick up days. Letting us know in advance allows us to be more cost efficient in operating our race.
1 MILE “FUR” RUN
All mile fun run participants are welcome to bring out their dogs to join them for this mile run.