The fourth annual Andrea Rose Teodosio Memorial Run will take place Saturday, July 12, 2014, beginning at 8 a.m. at Lock 3 Park in downtown Akron. In addition to the 5k race, the event will feature a one-mile run/walk and a Kids’ Fun Run. The Kids’ Fun Run begins at 9 a.m.
Quickly growing into one of the largest 5K races in downtown Akron, the Andrea Rose Teodosio Memorial Run is expected to attract more than 800 runners and walkers and to raise more than $35,000 to benefit the Andrea Rose Teodosio Foundation. The Foundation assists the underprivileged and elderly, addresses environmental issues and promotes community service and education in Akron and surrounding areas.
“The Foundation is honored to display the values that Andrea held dear to her heart,” said Carol Peter, event organizer. “Andrea always compassionately cared for others and through the funds raised by this race that compassion lives on.”
Andrea Rose Teodosio, daughter of Judges Tom and Linda Teodosio, died in a skiing accident in 2011.
The Andrea Rose Teodosio Foundation hosts numerous events and programs including “The A. Rose Project,” which provides gently worn formal dresses to girls in need who desire to attend their prom or homecoming, college scholarships and the “Easy to be Green” program, which provides raised gardens to nursing homes and adult day centers.
Registration for The Andrea Rose Teodosio Run is $25 if registered by July 8, 2014, and $30 thereafter. Registration includes racing fees, chip timing and a commemorative tech T-shirt.