Record Turnout for Run for Ryan House at DC Ranch

More than 500 runners participated

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (March 8, 2010) – Brian Hall, 34 and Sally Meyerhoff, 26, of Tempe, each won the Run for Ryan House at DC Ranch half marathon on Saturday, March 6, in the men’s and women’s categories respectively. Hall finished in 1:20:12; Meyerhoff finished in 1:21:22.

Almost 1,400 participants registered for one of three Run for Ryan House at DC Ranch events. More than 510 runners ran the half marathon; about 675 ran the 5K; and more than 200 did the 1-mile Family Fun Run.

Net proceeds from the event, still to be totaled, will benefit Ryan House, whose mission is to provide essential care in a home-like setting for children with life-threatening conditions and their families who come for respite and, as needed, end-of-life care.

All Run for Ryan House at DC Ranch results are posted at raceplaceevents.com.

The number of runners who participated in the 2010 Run for Ryan House at DC Ranch marked a 75 percent increase over last year. In 2009, the Run recorded about 800 runners.

More than165 volunteers from across the Valley helped the event run smoothly by providing support at six aid stations along the half marathon and 5K courses, and performing event set up and break down.

Ryan House will provide tours to the public at an open house scheduled for Saturday, March 27, 10 am to 5 pm; and will begin providing services to children and families on Monday, March 29.

About DC Ranch Community Foundation
DC Ranch developers DMB Associates, Inc., along with the Kemper & Ethel Marley Foundation, established the DC Ranch Community Foundation in 1998. Its mission is to enhance the sense of community within DC Ranch; enhance the educational opportunities for the public and students in the area; and promote the preservation and stewardship of public spaces within the DC Ranch community. The Foundation also sponsors cultural, artistic and civic and recreational activities and supports community volunteerism by matching interested residents with local volunteer opportunities.

About Ryan House

The mission of Ryan House is to provide essential care in a home-like setting for children with life-threatening conditions and their families who come for respite and, as needed, end-of-life care. All services at Ryan House will be guided by the principles of pediatric palliative care. This philosophy of comfort care addresses not only physical pain but also the emotional, spiritual and social needs of the child and family. Ryan House is an Arizona 501(c) (3) non-profit that was established in 2004. The Ryan House facility is set to open in March. For more information about Ryan House please visit www.ryanhouse.org.

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