In 2014, Alex, a long distance runner with Celiac Disease, ran the RAGE. With the help of 125 runners, Alex raised nearly $10,000 for the Celiac Disease Foundation. This June, Alex is joined by two other long distance runners with Celiac Disease – Haley and Megan.
Three times the runners. Three times the RAGE. You don’t want to miss this race!
Alex, Haley and Megan’s 5K RAGE
The RAGE II is going to be held on Sunday, June 25th, 2017 at 8:00 a.m
* The Team Gluten-Free name and logo and Celiac Disease Foundation name are used with its permission, which in no way constitutes an endorsement, express or implied, of this event.
Gluten Enteropathy (Celiac Disease)
Celiac disease, also known as gluten enteropathy or celiac sprue, is an immune-mediated disease of the small intestine that is triggered in genetically susceptible individuals by the ingestion of gluten—the major protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. If you have celiac disease, eating gluten triggers an immune response in your small intestine. Over time, this reaction produces inflammation that damages the small intestine’s lining and prevents absorption of some nutrients (malabsorption).
Globally, celiac disease is one of the most common autoimmune disorders.
The signs and symptoms of celiac disease can vary greatly.
Although the classic signs are diarrhea and weight loss, most people with celiac disease experience few or no digestive signs or symptoms. It is estimated that 3 million people in the United States Have celiac disease. Most are currently undiagnosed.
In addition to digestive problems, other signs and symptoms of celiac disease can include:
Anemia, usually resulting from iron deficiency
Loss of bone density or softening of bone
Itchy skin rash
Damage to dental enamel (more prone to cavities)
Headaches and fatigue
Numbness and tingling in the feet and hands,
Problems with balance
Acid reflux and heartburn
Failure to thrive or weight loss
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
Lack of muscle coordination
There is no cure for celiac disease. Affected persona must consume a diet that is free from Gluten.
Race Packet Pick-up: Between 7:30 and 8:00 a.m. at the Start Line
Course Information: Alex, Haley and Meagan’s 5K RAGE is a 5K out and back course. It starts and ends at the North side of the exercise track and then follows the trail. The course is certified by USA Track and Field Association.
Alex, Haley and Megan’s 5K RAGE would like to thank our fantastic sponsors!
If you are looking to sponsor the 2017 RAGE, please click here.