Brigance Brigade to Host Annual 5.7K Run

Player Positives Brigance Brigade to Host Annual 5.7K Run

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Punxsutawney Phil failed to see his shadow Tuesday morning, meaning spring is right around the corner, if you believe in that sort of lore (or if you trust a rodent that’s likely a Steelers fan).

With many people still suffering from the winter blues, it’s time to turn that frown upside down and begin planning accordingly.

What better way to kickoff spring than joining Ravens senior advisor to player development, O.J. Brigance and his wife Chanda for the third annual 5.7K Championship Run & 1.57 Mile Family Run/Walk? The event takes place Sunday, May 1, 2016 at Canton Waterfront Park in Baltimore to kick off ALS awareness month.

Brigance, who was diagnosed with ALS in 2007, has made it his mission to improve the lives of those who struggle with the life-altering disease. Together with Chanda, the hero couple created the Brigance Brigade Foundation to “equip, encourage and empower People living with ALS.”

“The Brigance Brigade Foundation feels extremely lucky that we get to host our 3rd annual 5.7K Championship Run at such an important time of year for people battling ALS, their families and caregivers – ALS Awareness Month,” said O.J. “At this year’s event, we will also be launching a new program within the foundation aimed at supporting ALS caregivers who are on the front lines of this battle each and every day. Grab all of your friends and family and join us on May 1st for a morning of fun and exercise for a great cause!”

The day, which provides something for everyone promises to be another success, as were the last two, which have gained more and more support from the community and those looking to give back back to such an important cause.

To learn more and register to #RaceforALS, please visit Early bird registration fees are currently in affect for the 5.7K run ($30) and the 1.57 mile run/walk ($20). The Kids’ Fun Run costs $10 per child to enter. All participants receive a free event t-shirt with registration, while 5.7K participants will also receive a commemorative race medal.


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Brian Bower is avid football fan, born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. He has covered the Baltimore Ravens and NFL player positives in the community for the past 6 years. This will be his 3rd season with the Russell Street Report. His work has been featured on, ESPN blogs, Comcast SportsNet Baltimore, as well as the Baltimore Ravens web page. He is also a regular guest on local radio and ESPN Radio in Honolulu, Hawaii. Brian is very involved in the community and has spent the last twenty years as a volunteer firefighter. Email him at [email protected]

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