What is Alzheimer's Disease?
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a loss of brain functions that worsens over time. It is a form of dementia.
Alzheimer's disease damages the brain's intellectual functions. Short term memory often is affected early. Gradually other intellectual functions deteriorate. Judgment becomes impaired. Most people with advanced AD lose their ability to do normal daily activities.
Alzheimer's usually begins after age 60. Occasionally, it affects younger people.
Scientists are uncertain about what causes the symptoms of AD. Alzheimer's patients develop excessive deposits of two proteins in their brains. Researchers believe that these proteins distort communication between brain cells.
A chemical called acetylcholine may also be involved. It helps transmit messages between brain cells. Levels of acetylcholine begin to drop in patients with AD. This may add to the communication problems between brain cells.
How does it work?
Step 1: Register for the event. We mail out your medal and bib after you register. You do not have to wait for your package to earn your medal.
Step 2: Earn your medal by Running/ Walking/ Hiking/ Cycling/ Swimming/ Mountain Biking/ Rowing/ Downhill Skiing/ Cross-Country Skiing/ Snowboarding/ Skating/ Wheelchair/ Nordic Walking/ Camping/ Elliptical/ Duathlon/ Triathlon or any other way you would like.
Step 3: Update your results after you finish. Your results are only displayed on the result page if you want them to be.
What will I receive with my registration?
3 inch finisher medal with a colorful insert in the middle of the medal and 1.5 inch colorful ribbon.
Price includes shipping inside the US.
Engraving plates are add on options.
What distance is this race?
1 Mile, 5K, 5 Miles, 10K, 10 Miles, 13.1 Miles, 25 Miles, 50 Miles, 100 Miles, or you have the option to select other.
This virtual race qualifies for theUS Road Running Club
How do I post photos to our social media?
- Facebook Group
Include #usroadrunning when posting.