Strides 4 Spines
Stride 4 Spines is an annual running event featuring a 5K, 10K, and Kids' Dash (1 mile). It is part of the Dignity Health Run Series and benefits Barrow Neurological Institute and the work done by its team to rehabilitate spinal injuries.
The event was inspired by Cristin Van Driel and her battle to return to competitive running and racing after an accident in July 2000 resulted in temporary paralysis, spinal fractures, broken ribs, a concussion, numerous other injuries, and a long road to recovery. After being told she would never run competitively again, she underwent a complex surgery in January 2010 led by Dr. Randall Porter and his team at Barrow Neurological Institute. Cristin is now a competitive triathlete and coach!
The 2016 Strides 4 Spines is scheduled for Jan. 23, at the at the beautiful Arizona Falls in Phoenix. Registration starts at $25. More information and registration here.