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The RAGE II: Return of the RAGE

The RAGE is back and its bigger than ever.

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

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Please join us!  We are serious about two things:

  • Beating Celiac disease
  • Running

* 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
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
  • Joint pain
  • Acid reflux and heartburn
  • Infertility
  • Miscarriage


  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Swollen belly
  • Pain
  • Failure to thrive or weight loss

Older children:

  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Short stature
  • Delayed puberty
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Learning disability
  • Headaches
  • Lack of muscle coordination

There is no cure for celiac disease. Affected persona must consume a diet that is free from Gluten.

Race Information

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Date: June 25th 2017

Time: 8:00 a.m.

Location: Danada Forest Preserve

Events: 5K Run

Silly Yak’s 50 yard run for kids Allex Haly and Megan 5K RAGE Silly Yak

 3S580 Naperville Rd, Wheaton, IL 60189

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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.



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Race Sponsors

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

Here are our 2017 RAGE Sponsors:

Premier Sponsors

Tim Altpeter – Draper Kramer Mortgage Corp
DuPage Medical Group

DuPage Medical Group

Innovative Dental Partners


Apothecary by Design
Naperville Women’s Health
Benesch – Attorneys at Law
Illinois Cancer Specialists
Gail Niermeyer – Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
MassMutual Financial Group
MassMutual Financial Group
Great Western Flooring
Great Western Flooring

Tom and Cecelia CarverThomas and Cecilia Carver

Braun PharmaCare
Braun PharmaCare

The School of Performing Arts

The Jaeger Family

Personal Growth Associates

The Driscoll Family
Sweet Ali’s Gluten Free Bakery
Phoenix Chiropractic
Jessica’s Natural Foods
Robert F Girgis, DDS, Ltd, Orthodontist
Enjoy Life
Jovial Foods