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Runners can ‘spring into action’ to support those with brain injuries

EAGLE LAKE, Maine — Runners and walkers alike are invited to join the All Things Become New: Spring Into Action 5K. 

The walk/run fundraiser is hosted by All Things Become New, an Eagle Lake based non-profit organization that assists those who sustain traumatic brain injuries and their caregivers through support groups, education, and a Haven of Rest Home that serves as a no-cost retreat. 

Suzanne Morneault and her daughter, Mindy (Morneault) Forino founded All Things Become New in 2013, three years after Mindy suffered a traumatic brain injury during a soccer game where she was goalie. 

The event will be held Saturday, April 10, at 10 a.m. beginning at the Fort Kent Community High School parking lot. Participants will run or walk around the town along a staffed course starting south on Pleasant Street, turning onto Bridge Street, heading north on Market Street, turning west onto Main Street, and back onto Pleasant Street to return to the high school. 

There is also an option to register for a virtual version of the 5K.  

Awards will be given to the overall male and female with the best time, as well as to first and second place male and female finishers in the following age groups 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and older. 

The first 100 to sign up for the fundraiser will receive a free beanie.

The cost to register for the live race is $20 per person and $35 to join the virtual event. 

For more information, to register for the Spring Into Action 5k, or for a course map, visit the event webpage

To learn more about the services provided by All Things Become New visit https://www.allthingsbecomenew.org/ or call 1-207-444-9070.

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