2014 Run For Holland Wrap Up – From Adam
Thankful for Volunteers. Proud of my Community. In LOVE with Running. Well after months of planning and lots of excitement the 1st ever Run For Holland has came and gone. After having a day to reflect on Sunday I was able to look back in amazement at a few things. First, this race COULD NOT
Run For Your Dreams
For those of you who don’t know who is in this picture. His name is Kevin Grow. Kevin is a basketball player who happens to have Down Syndrome. After an outstanding high school game, where he hit 4 three pointers, Kevin was signed on a one day contract with the Philadelphia 76ers and then signed
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
Sponsorship Available
Yesterday an anonymous donor handed me money and said to do whatever I wanted with it for the race. I couldn’t think of a better way to use it than to allow someone to run who couldn’t afford it otherwise. If you or someone you know want to run either the 5K or the 1
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
Our Billboard Is Up
Big thanks to Blue Ridge Regional Hospital for the billboard promoting Run For Holland! It turned out great despite me being in it. I hope everyone is getting excited about the run coming up on April 26th!
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
Run For Holland And Awareness
When life throws a curve ball it’s up to the batter to react. When a curve ball was thrown to Spruce Pine couple Adam and Brooke Burleson they turned it into an event to impact an entire community. The couple have organized a 5k run on April 26 in Spruce Pine to raise awareness for
The Beautiful Journey To Holland
March 22, 2013 started out like any other Friday. My husband, Adam, and I had plans to go out to dinner with some friends that night. I was looking forward to trying a new restaurant and enjoying a fun night out. I never knew that day would change my life forever. You see, I was
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

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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

Thank You!


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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