Online Registration is recommended and closes at
noon on Friday, May 17, 2019. Day of regristration
is available on site. The Tourette
Association's National Awareness 5K Run/Walk raises
awareness about Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders,
and raises funds for the Tourette Association of
America's medical and research programs, community
programs and support. When you register for the
National Awareness 5K Run/Walk, you are supporting
the Tourette Association's mission to make life
better for all people affected by Tourette Syndrome
and Tic Disorders.
Encourage friends, family, co-workers and neighbors
to donate to your fundraising web page so that we
can reach the team's collective fundraising goal!
Together we can make a difference!
Certified 5K Run/Walk Highlights
Free admission after the event to the Art
Museum, Queens Zoo and Carousel with teal
bracelet received at registration.
Certified 5K Run
Activities for everyone!
Each registrant receives a Team Tourette
Snacks and beverages
Flushing Meadows-Corona Park - Zoo Picnic Area -
Directly across from the Carousel at 111th
Street and 55th Avenue, Corona NY.
Parking is FREE and available first come, first
serve on 111th Street (next to Terrace on the
Park) and in the park on Meridian Road (next to
the Queens Museum).
About Tourette Syndrome:
Tourette Syndrome is part of a spectrum of
hereditary, childhood-onset, neurodevelopmental
conditions referred to as Tic Disorders. These
conditions affect both children and adults, causing
them to make sudden, uncontrollable movements and/or
sounds called tics (e.g. head bobbing, arm jerking,
shoulder shrugging and grunting). Non-tic features,
such as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD),
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and
learning difficulties, often develop in affected
individuals. Symptoms in Tic Disorders can range
from mild to severe and, in some cases, can be
self-injurious, debilitating and markedly reduce
quality of life. While some treatments are available
for people with Tourette and other Tic Disorders,
approaches to care are inconsistent and medications
are often ineffective.