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Making Tracks for Celiacs on Long Island

Inaugural Making Tracks for Celiacs on Long Island, NY
Sunday June 10, 2012
5K Walk/Run & 10K Run

From my good friend and director of Kicking 4 Celiac, Craig Pinto: 

The Kicking 4 Celiac Foundation is extremely proud to announce its partnership with the Center for Celiac Research at the University of Maryland for the very first “Making Tracks For Celiacs” 5k event on Long Island.

This year’s event will take place on June 10th, 2012, with registration beginning at 8am, and the race starting at 9am. The 5k will begin and end in Theodore Roosevelt Park, in Oyster Bay.

Participants can join as individuals, or join as teams, and each person will be able to follow their total amounts raised directly on the website. All participants will receive performance t-shirts the day of the event, timed running, as well as be treated to gluten free foods at the event, provided by various gluten-free food vendors. All support helps, and you may sign up as a participant, a volunteer, or a sponsor.

Celiac disease is a genetic disorder affecting children and adults. People with celiac disease are unable to eat foods that contain gluten, which is found in wheat, barley and rye. In people with celiac disease, gluten sets off an autoimmune reaction that causes the destruction of the villi in the small intestine. They produce antibodies to attack the gluten, but the same antibodies also attack the intestine, causing damage and illness. Untreated celiac disease can be life threatening!

Finding the cause of this disease is a priority of the CFCR. Alessio Fasano, MD, is the Medical Director and a leading expert in the field. A study Dr. Fasano conducted in 2003 concluded that as many as one out 133 Americans may have the disease. In fact, the National Institute of Health (NIH) has recognized celiac disease for the first time as a serious health problem in the United States and estimates almost three million Americans are affected.

We greatly appreciate your support in our effort to increase awareness, develop effective treatments and possibly, one day, find a cure. Please spread the word, we hope to make the very first event a memorable one!

To register for the event, please visit and click on “Long Island, NY” on the left hand side.

Registration begins at 8:00am
Races begin at 9:00am
Click on Long Island, NY on the left-hand side for more information
Theodore Roosevelt Park
Oyster Bay, NY

by June 1st
5K Walk/Run $30 (13 & up), $15 (under 13)
10K Run $30 (must be 13 & up)
Race day registration
5K Walk/Run $35 (13 & up), $20 (under 13)
10K Run $35 (must be 13 & up)

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