5th Annual Standing Up to POTS 5K/2K

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 5th Annual Standing Up to POTS 5K on Saturday, October 20, 2018.  This is a wonderful way for POTS families to get together and share stories as we raise money for POTS research!  Since 2017, we have awarded $41,250 in research funds to three POTS research teams in the United States, Canada, and Germany.  We raised over $16,000 in this event - almost enough to fund another research grant!  Much of our fundraising for these grants happens at this annual event right here in Springfield, Ohio.  We hope that you will come out to join us in person, donate through this page, or become a sponsor for this event. There are no paychecks at Standing Up to POTS, so 100% of the money raised will go into the Standing Up to POTS Research Fund.

Race Details:Starting line

  • Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. with registration beginning at 9:00 a.m.
  • Start and finish in front of Wittenberg’s Student Center, 734 Woodlawn Avenue, Springfield, OH 45501
  • Strollers and wheelchairs welcome
  • Dogs are welcome as long as they are comfortable in crowds and around other animals
  • Rain or shine. Come prepared for the weather!

Registration for the 5K Walk/Run

Standing Up to POTS 5K Online Registration 

To register via paper, print the registration form and liability form and send to the address below.

  • Make checks payable to Standing Up to POTS (No refunds - $25 for returned checks)
  • Mail checks to Standing Up to POTS, 1994 Ballentine Pike, Springfield, OH 45502
  • Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information

We will be offering two race lengths.   

  • If you want to compete for a medal or plaque, complete the full 5K route.  Be sure that you get a chip to attach to your shoe for proper timing when you check-in.  The full 5K will begin at 10:00 a.m. *NEW ROUTE*  Map for the competitive 5K.
  • We are also offering a non-competitive shorter route that is approximately 2K that will start at 10:10. *NEW ROUTE* Map for the shorter 2K route.

If you would like to help us secure corporate sponsorship, please print the sponsorship form.  A good synopsis of our organization's efforts can be found in our fundraising brochure.

Preregistration by October 5 (t-shirt included):  POTS families

  • Adults age 23 and over  $25
  • Students age 22 and under $10

Registration after October 5 (t-shirt not guaranteed):

  • Adults $30
  • Students $15

Awards:

  • Trophies to the overall top three male and female runners
  • Medals for the top three male and female runners in each category
  • Race results will be posted at www.cantstoprunning.com & racesignup.com

Standing Up to POTS 5K Results

Winning runners

We hope that you will stand with us by donating to Standing Up to POTS.  This is a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation that is run by the dedication of our volunteers.  Our mission is to improve the quality of life for people with POTS through research, advocacy, and support.  All donations will go directly to the Standing Up to POTS Research Fund.  We are proud of our initiatives that have been launched recently to benefit the POTS community.  Our IRS Employer Identification Number is 47-4805498.

 
 
A special THANK YOU to our sponsors!

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