Why Sam Runs
I run for weight loss and health. A little over a year ago I weighed the heaviest I had in my life. I was 355 pounds and felt miserable. I had tried multiple weight loss programs with no success. I was sick of getting winded walking up hills, stairs, or even bending over to tie
Why Corey Runs
I Run For Lily, Myself, and Many Others I started running for Lily, my daughter.  Of course, standing next to Adam Burleson for almost 8 hours a day at work had nothing to do with it! There were two prevalent events that led to my running adventure.  The first being 2 flights of stairs at
Why Brooke Runs
I’m Hollands Mom and I started running to impress a guy! It must have worked because he is now my husband!  Adam had recently started running and wanted it to be something we could do together!  Initially I was not excited about the thought of running, but I really liked this guy and wanted to
Why Heather Runs
Hi I am Heather- Holland’s Aunt. I am not going to sugarcoat this- I am still developing “the LOVE” for running. I have been active with sports my entire life. Playing basketball in college meant constant conditioning and of course boat loads of running. I could actually say I despised running. There was no love/hate
Why Jennifer Runs
I Run For Holland – I Run For Happiness I was sitting on my couch in July of 2013 and I just decided that I wanted to try and start running. I have knee problems and the Dr’s told me that I would never be a runner. So, I pick up the phone and I
Why Adam Runs
I Run For Holland – I Run For Happiness I picked up running a few years after I graduated college. I honestly was just looking for a way to lose some pounds. After sticking with it for about a year I signed up for my first race. It was a 10K and it was so
Why Jordan Runs
I run for two reasons. I run to stay healthy and to support my niece, Holland. I started running in high school after I quit football because I needed to lose some unnecessary weight. It started as a love/hate relationship but blossomed into a daily habit and something I can’t live without. The hardest part

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Becoming A Non Profit
The Paperwork has been sent for Run For Holland Foundation to become it’s own Non Profit Organization. We are excited for this update as it will allow us to grow even more and meet even more needs of our disabled community!
Registration is now open for the 2016 Run for Holland 5K and 10K! You can register this year at https://runsignup.com/runforholland10k5k. The earlier you sign up the more money you save. The new date is May 14th 2016. Pushing the race back two weeks will give us more likelihood of warmer weather as well as less competing
Mayland’s Life Skills Class/Career College would like to announce their Annual Talent Show! Friday, April 24th 10:00 am in Sam Center Auditorium Everyone is welcome!
Rob Nance at Spoon
  Spoon Spruce Pine and Run For Holland race organizers are proud to present Rob Nance, and his brother Jordan for a live music performance on Saturday, April 25 at Spoon Bar in Spruce Pine, NC. Partnering with Spoon, a portion of sales on April 25th from both Spoon and Knife & Fork will be donated
Congressman Mark Meadows discusses Support for ABLE Act
Watch Congressman Mark Meadows discusses Support for ABLE Act on the House Floor on C-SPAN! Thank you so much Congressman Meadows for your support for the ABLE Act and also to the Run For Holland.
The 1st ever WCC Turkey Trot was a great success! Below are links to the results: Overall Results Age Group Results

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Welcome to the Run For Holland 5K for Down syndrome awareness! Presented by Run For Holland Foundation.

Thank you! On behalf of the Run For Holland Foundation and the Run For Holland board of directors, thank you. Thank you for all the support, love, and encouragement that has been given to us through planning this fantastic race. It is our hope that with you all we can grow this event into more than just a 5K and 10K race that happens once a year. We want the Run For Holland idea to spread through our community like wildfire and give families and individuals the love and support they deserve.

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If you have any questions about how to register, volunteering or any other questions, please contact Race Organizer...Adam Burleson.

Phone:    (828) 385-2341
Email:    burleson.adam@gmail.com
Race Location: Riverside Park 200 E Tappan St Spruce Pine , NC 28777

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