Join the Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego for the 2021 nationwide Sharon’s Ride.Run.Walk., a movement that brings our community together to educate, spread awareness and make a difference for the people we love who live with epilepsy. These nationwide events are dedicated to the memory of Sharon Rosenfeld, a nurse and teacher who cared deeply about epilepsy and advocated helmet safety. Click here to learn more about Sharon and helmet safety.
Sharon’s Ride.Run.Walk San Diego is a 15-mile Bike Ride or 5K Run/Walk, but it’s more than that. IT MATTERS BECAUSE…
· 1 IN 10 will have a SEIZURE in their lifetime
· 1 IN 26 will be DIAGNOSED with EPILEPSY
· 50,000 SAN DIEGANS LIVE with EPILEPSY
· 3.4 MIL individuals nationwide are AFFECTED by EPILEPSY
Epilepsy is more than seizures. Every story matters in this fight. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to meet our San Diego community affected by epilepsy and read personal stories of WHY this matters.
REGISTER & FUNDRAISE
Funds raised from Sharon’s Ride.Run.Walk. provide education and awareness, training programs on seizure recognition and first aid, as well as access to specialty and supportive care for the nearly 50,000 people affected by epilepsy here in San Diego. For your in-person or virtual registration ($50 for ages13+ and $35 for ages 6-12), you will receive a FREE commemorative San Diego Sharon’s Ride.Run.Walk. T-shirt. Ages 0-5 are free to register and have the option to add a t-shirt for $10. People with epilepsy need our support more than ever. 80% of your registration fee is used for our no-cost programs and services to anyone affected by epilepsy. Register as an individual, join a team or create your own team! Team captains with 5+ people registered on their team will receive a full registration refund. After registration, you’ll be able to create your own personal fundraising page and/or team page. Get your friends, family members and co-workers to support your individual or team fundraising – share your personal story. Click here for more fundraising ideas. There will be exciting incentives, challenges and prizes for individual fundraisers and team captains. Click here for the rewards.
With the ever-changing COVID-19 situation and its effect on our communities, the safety of our participants, volunteers and staff is our primary concern. That’s why the 2021 Sharon’s Ride.Run.Walk. event will offer the option to celebrate in person OR virtually.
Our in-person event will observe all mask and social distancing requirements, while still providing a fun, family friendly event you’ve come to expect. You can read about our COVID safety protocols by clicking here.
Sharon’s Ride.Run.Walk. San Diego will be held outdoors at Liberty Station. Check-in will be located at Ingram Plaza. Individuals and teams must choose a designated check-in arrival time between 9am-3pm. It is important to arrive at your designated time – please do not come early or show up late. Please call our office at (619) 296-0161 if you need to make any changes to your check-in time. Upon check-in, you will pick up your FREE Sharon’s Ride t-shirt and prize(s). Family units or teams will be photographed by our professional photographer. All team photos will be socially distanced by family units. We encourage you to bring your personalized team signs and swag for the photo! Teams raising $500 or more will be given a professionally printed team sign. There will be a DJ along with COVID safe entertainment throughout the day. Family units and teams will choose to do a bike ride, run or walk on their own within Liberty Station and the adjacent NTC park along the San Diego Bay. We will provide maps of suggested routes so you can do your activity at your leisure. We will not have any starting times. Take photos during your ride, run, walk and share them with us – use #EpilepsySD and #SharonsRide
Celebrate at home, in your neighborhood, another state, online, or anywhere you would like. Ride, run, walk or choose a different activity that best suits your family. Schedule a Zoom, Facetime Call, etc. with family, friends and team members. JOIN US LIVE on FACEBOOK or INSTAGRAM at 8:30am on Saturday, May 22 to help us kick off the event. Take photos of your celebration and share them with us – use #EpilepsySD and #SharonsRide. We encourage you to wear your t-shirt and have a personalized team sign in your photos! There will be blocks of time during the week of the event for virtual registrants to pick up their t-shirts and prize(s) at the Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego County office. Contactless curbside pick-up will be available.
*Day of ticket sales will be limited. We encourage all participants to register ahead of time to guarantee a time slot.