In support of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
The Old Mill Community and surrounding area are joining together to raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in this Inaugural Old Mill 5K. Special guest Scott Rigsby will be running the 5K with us. At a young age, Scott lost both of his legs and endured many battles which ranged from depression to addiction. Scott’s faith enabled him to overcome these setbacks and go on as a double-leg amputee to finish the Ironman Triathlon and be an inspiration to many!
Post Race Celebration and Awards
A post race celebration will begin at 8:50 a.m. The top three men and women in each division will receive awards: 13 and under, 14-19, 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60 and over. Cash prizes will be awarded to overall male and overall female.
TIME + Location
Saturday, June 15th at
8 am along Big Papio Trail
Friday, June 14th, 2019
4:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
10845 Harney St,
Omaha, NE 68154
7:00 a.m. to 7:45 a.m.
near the Start/Finish line
Parking will be directed to the Christ Community Church west parking lot.
Leading the Way
About the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Founded in 1955, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world's leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis. The Foundation was started by parents desperate to save their children’s lives. Their relentless and impassioned determination to prolong life has resulted in tremendous strides over the past 60 years in accelerating innovative research and drug development, as well as advancing care and advocacy. Virtually every approved cystic fibrosis drug therapy available now was made possible because of the Foundation and its supporters.
“This is a tremendously exciting time for the CF community. We have gained momentum in our quest for break–throughs in treatment and care, and we are truly making a difference in the lives of people with CF.”
– Preston W. Campbell, III, M.D., President & Chief Executive Officer
About Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic fibrosis is a rare, genetic, life-shortening disease that affects every organ in the body and makes breathing difficult. Sixty years ago, most children did not live long enough to attend elementary school, but thanks to Foundation-based research and care, the median survival age of people with CF is now into the 40s.
Why Support the Foundation?
Many people with CF are living long enough to realize their dreams of attending college, pursuing careers, getting married, and having children. This is due in large part to the work of the Foundation and the amazing CF community. We helped discover the gene that causes CF, created a state-of-the-art model for CF care, and have funded groundbreaking research. But we’re not done. We are working every day to build on this incredible momentum.
Join us today in the Old Mill 5K in support of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Scott Rigsby was 18 when he was injured in a catastrophic truck accident. This tragic event caused a traumatic brain injury, the immediate loss of his right leg below the knee, and forced him to endure 12 years of limb salvage, and ultimately, the removal of his left leg. After years of struggling, Scott turned his life around reaching unprecedented heights as a world-class athlete, author, motivational speaker, and founder of a local nonprofit, the Scott Rigsby Foundation that enables wounded, ill, and injured veterans along with active duty military to be partnered with civilian participants to travel and compete as individuals or relay teams in the annual Ironman 70.3 Augusta event.
In 2007, Scott became the first double-amputee on prosthetics to complete the world-famous Hawaiian Ironman Triathlon. A few years later, he would finish the Ironman again, (2011) and the Boston Marathon six times, (2012-2017). Scott has used his years of pain and loss to inspire, educate, and enable others to face their hardships head on, cross their finish line, and discover a life of resiliency and sustainability.
The vision of this 5K is bring the Old Mill community together and raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Foundation. Your sponsorship will go directly to the CF Foundation. The race will be advertised through social media, radio, popular racing websites and promotional flyers throughout the community. There are several levels of sponsorship available. See below for details regarding each level: