5K for Aidan J.

Benefiting: Parent Heart Watch
Jun 18
Hosted by:Michele Snyder
June 18, 2011 at 9:00am to
Kerr Park / Struble Trail map Kerr Park Downingtown, PA 19335

Event Details

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What a great day it was!  THANK YOU for your support!!!

Visit www.AidanJosephSilva.blogspot.com to see pictures and read about the incredible day.  Final tally:  900+ participants, 100 volunteers, and more than $35,000 raised!!!!

Runners, visit www.RunTheDay.com and search recent races for "5K For Aidan J." to look up your 5K run results.

To all who participated in any way, including sending donations, thoughts, and prayers our way... A MILLION THANKS.  You're helping to make our dream for honoring Aidan and helping protect the hearts of children come true. 

Sign up for our October 22nd kids' heart screening event at the Lionville (Downingtown) YMCA by emailing us at aidansheart@gmail.com.  Please provide your name,  your children's names, and their ages.  Children between ages 5-18 years old are eligible.

Donations are still being accepted through this website (click the "Donate Now" button below) and via mail at:  5K for Aidan J., P.O. Box 77258, Thorndale, PA  19372.  Please make checks payable to Parent Heart Watch and write "5K for Aidan J." in the memo line.

SAVE THE DATE!!!  The 5K for Aidan J. 2012 Run/Walk event is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, June 9th!  Mark your calendars!



The 5K for Aidan J. is to remember our Aidan who loved to play sports, root for his teams (go Phillies!), be silly, entertain people, and had so much love for his family & friends.  We hope that through this event, we can help raise awareness of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) and contribute to organizations that promote research and advocacy to eliminate SCA in children.  For more information about Aidan and what happened when his heart suddenly stopped, please visit www.AidanJosephSilva.blogspot.com, written by his parents, Christy and Steve Silva.



This race is for Aidan -

his spirit,

his heart, and

his memory.






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If you cannot attend the event, you can make a donation right here. Your generosity is greatly appreciated and will help to provide education and screenings to prevent Sudden Cardiac Arrest in children!  NOTE:  Please use the "Donate Now" button only if you are not registering your children for heart screenings as well.


The Course: 

The shady Struble Trail in Downingtown, PA - one of Aidan's favorite places to ride his bike.

Who Can Participate: 

Everyone!  We have the 5K Run for runners; the 5K Family Walk for those who want to walk, push a stroller, or pull a wagon; and even Kids Races for children. Results will be posted.  

* All pre-registered participants will receive a free t-shirt!

* Kevin the Magician will be on hand to entertain the kids!

* Check-in at Kerr Park (corner of Wallace & Pennsylvania Avenues in Downington PA)


Race Day Registration fees: 

* Adults:        $25

* Kids 12-18: $15

* Kids 2-11:   $5


  8:00 AM    Check-in & Race Day Registration

  9:00 AM    Opening Ceremony

  9:20 AM    5K Run - Struble Trail                                    

10:00 AM    Kids Races - Kerr Park

10:30 AM    Awards Ceremony and Raffle 

10:50 AM    5K Family Walk - Struble Trail


Are you coming from out of town and need a place to stay? Click here for a list of hotels in the Downingtown area.

Could YOUR child benefit from a heart screening?

The Silva family is working together with Simon's Fund (a local organization) to provide our community's children with heart screenings (ECGs) for a nominal cost ($0-$15). For more information about the screening click hereIf you are interested, please be sure to check the box on the registration form, and fill in the names and ages of your children. All local children ages 5-18 are eligible (no race participation required). Please note that screenings will take place in Fall 2011.


Read about us in the Deleware County Times!

Proceeds to benefit Parent Heart Watch (www.parentheartwatch.org), Simon's Fund (simonsfund.org), and Peter's Place (www.petersplaceonline.org).




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