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Wonderful Recap of Our 3rd Annual Getty Owl Run/Walk

From Kate:

Well I am not entirely sure how to accurately capture what happened at our 3rd Annual Getty Owl Run/Walk. I will just use one word……..MAGICAL!

The weather could not have been better, the atmosphere could not have been more positive, and the overall outcome of our event was just breathtaking. We surpassed our goal of 1,000 registered runners and walkers and likely had nearly 1,500 people in attendance.

We were also able to raise over $30,000. Funds will go to continuing our support of SMA research such as the Gene Therapy Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, assisting families affected by SMA, and raising SMA awareness.

Ages and abilities of all kinds were in attendance to support the event. It was great to see so many kids and their families spend the morning together.

The success of this day and event could never have taken place without the support of so many individuals and companies. So without further ado I would like to thank:

Mark, for taking such great care of Getty as mama was racing around trying to make all of the puzzle pieces fit together to make the event a reality. Getty, you have one terrific daddy.

All of our friends, family, and board of directors that put time and effort into making the event such a success.

Raley’s Supermarkets

California Family Fitness

Dutch Bros. Coffee

Fleet Feet Sports

Thank you all of our awesome sponsors.

Without these four incredible companies generously supporting Getty Owl Foundation and Getty Owl Run/Walk, we would not have and the success we did and will continue to have.

All of the volunteers for their awesome effort. You were all essential to our success. Thank you all for helping.

Thank you to the vendors who helped to make our post-race festival fun and interactive.

Capital Road Race (Kellie and Rich) and Nor Cal Ultras (Julie) for their timing and guidance.


We are already planning for next year.

Hope to see you February 22, 2015!!!!!!!!


Here are a couple pictures that were taken that truly capture the race. Thank you to Four Stone Photography for their talent and support of our foundation and our family.










Dinger and Captain Fitness








Late Registration Starts Tomorrow, Febraury 17th!

From Kate:

A little housekeeping for all interested in supporting our upcoming 3rd Annual Getty Owl Run/Walk on Sunday, February 23rd.

Registration Information

Today (Sunday, February 16th) is the last day for early registration. Tomorrow (Monday, February 17th) registration fees go up $5 for all 5k and & 10k registrations. Kids 1/4 mile run stays at $15.

Register Here

We are literally a week out from our upcoming race and we are so crazy excited!

We also have our virtual option this year. Support Getty Owl Foundation without in the comfort in your own home. 🙂

Register Here

Every year we have had the fortunate and humbling experience of increased registration every year. The support we have received in past years has been amazing. Our goal this year has to hit the 1,000 mark and we are getting so close!!!!! Will you help us make this a reality?

Register Here


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Let’s Get Virtual, Virtual!

From Kate:

Our 3rd Annual Getty Owl Run/Walk is rapidly approaching and we are so very excited!

We have one request to anyone who is reading this…….please help us reach our milestone of 1,000 registered runners, walkers, and rollers. WE WERE SO CLOSE last year that we could smell it. Well you get the point. Let me explain how important this goal is for us.

1) That is 1,000 runners/walkers becoming educated about Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

2) That is 1,000 race tech shirts that will be worn before/after the event and so the awareness continues.

3) That is 1,000 runners/walkers that will become SMA warriors to spread awareness themselves.

4) That is 1,000 runners/walkers that have come to support not only Getty Owl Foundation, but supporting our warriors, just like Getty that fight this disease every day. They are amazing kids that deserve us all to bundle up on Sunday, February 23rd and run or walk a 5k or 10k. Some of our warriors will be joining us and we cannot thank their families enough for making this trip.

5) That is 1,000 runners/warriors that will help financially from registrations to help us continue to donate to FDA approved (fast tracked I may add) treatment that will start soon to help our kids. This could be the key that unlocks the door to a cure.

*** I will add more as my brain wakes up this morning, I assure you.


This year we added an option for anyone , living anywhere in the country. We have added a virtual option to the run.

What does virtual mean you ask? It is a simple way to support Getty Owl Foundation without physically being at the run. There are a couple of cool things about this option. We will mail out to you the event tech shirt, race bib, goody bag and some GOF stuff to say, “hey thanks.”

Last year, we had many people ask for this option and so we wanted to make sure we had it as an option this year.

If you go to the REGISTER page it will give you the option of virtual. The tech shirts are awesome!

We would love the support and now for some, you can, virtually.

We’d love to see 2,000 people in attendance. We can do it! Thank you all so far for your support for our 3rd Annual Getty Owl Run/Walk. We are trending towards hitting our goal, but we are still out a few weeks, we need your help and support.

A few dates to keep in mind.

Late registration begins February 17th. The price will increase to $40, so register soon.


I would be remiss if I did not take a moment to thank so many incredible SPONSORS. I know you have all heard it before but the statement could not be more true. We would not be able to organize and coordinate such a great race without the incredible support of so many gracious sponsors.

Check them out. Become a patron. These companies are the backbone of our continued success and without them we would not be able to be such a success.


So let’s get this party started! click here to REGISTER!





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