The 1st annual Eli Willis Memorial Family Fun Run is to honor the memory of Eli Willis. Eli was born Oct 9, 2011 with a congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). This life threatening condition affects 1 in 2500 births, yet little is known about its cause and worse how to treat it. The survival rate for children diagnosed with CDH is only 50%.
To honor Eli's memory, this event will help raise funds to support CDH research and bring awareness to this birth defect.
Marathoners can allow their younger supporters to enjoy their own event and then attend the Race Expo at the same location. The run will be 1 mile, taking place in Mayfaire Towne Center. Runners can enjoy a 1 mile run with their family and then relax with breakfast, coffee, or shopping in Mayfaire.