Uta’s Appearances 2011

In this section you will find fitness and health related events as well as selected speaking events and Road races of Uta’s schedule

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Sunday, October 30, 2011—Boca Raton/Florida

5th Annual FAU Homecoming 5K Run/Walk

Starting: 5:15 pm

Location: Florida Atlantic University Campus, near the FAU Track & Field Complex—777 Glades Road Boca Raton, FL 33431.

Florida Atlantic University (FAU) invites runners and walkers to participate in this joyful on-campus event as part of its homecoming festivities. The run/walk will benefit the FAU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD), which offers free “expert consulting, training and support for people with autism and related disabilities, their families and the professionals serving them.”

On the eve of Halloween, the event will also incorporate a costume contest, which promises lots of fun for participants and spectators alike. After the 5K race around the Boca Raton campus, the organizers also plan a 1-Mile Run/Walk at 6:15 pm followed by free kids runs for children up to eight years old on the FAU track. Uta will be on the starting line of the 5K to support this great initiative and she looks forward to cheering on the young running hopefuls on the track afterwards.

For more information please visit www.fau.edu or www.active.com.

Saturday, October 22, 2011—Westminster/Colorado

Shake, Rattle and Run 5K 2011

Starting: 8:00 am

Location: The northeast parking lot of The Orchard Town Center, behind REI—14697 Delaware Street Westminster, CO 80023.

Runners of all ages and abilities come together for this charitable autumn race. Uta is excited to explore the suburban community at the base of the striking Rocky Mountains on the run with fellow Coloradans. Join us in Westminster on Saturday morning—wear your best costume and you could win a prize during this fun family event!

The registration fees of the 5K Run will benefit to 100 percent the St. Anthony North Health Foundation’s Hospital Support Fund Program, which aims to help the underserved, the elderly, and the community.

For more information please visit www.StAnthonyNorth.org or www.active.com.

Saturday, October 15, 2011—Denver/Colorado

Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s “Be Beautiful Be Yourself” Annual Dinner, Auction, and Fashion Show

Starting: 5:00 pm—Cocktail Reception, Silent Auction; 6:00 pm—Dinner, Live Auction, and Fashion Show

Location: Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center—650 15th Street Denver, CO 80202.

This unique fundraiser benefits the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The institute was recently recognized at the National Down Syndrome Congress with the presentation of the Theodore D. Tjossem Research Award for its outstanding research and leadership. Its mission is “to significantly improve the lives of all people with Down syndrome and to eradicate the medical and cognitive ill effects associated with Down syndrome.”

Co-chairs of the event include Anna and John J. Sie, Jamie Foxx, George Dixon, Annette Dixon, and Diedra Dixon. Special guest and music legend Quincy Jones is the international spokesperson for the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome. The 2011 Ambassador for the Global Down Syndrome Foundation is DeOndra Dixon (the sister of Jamie Foxx). The award-winning self-advocate will be at the event as well. Uta looks forward to joining the effort to support the cause and to encourage the children who will participate in the fashion show.

For more information please visit www.BeBeautifulBeYourself.org
For more information about the Linda Crnic Institute please visit www.ucdenver.edu

Sunday, September 18, 2011—Concord/Massachusetts

Centennial Benefit 5K Walk/10K Run for Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House

Starting: 12:00 pm (race registration begins at 10:30 am)

Location: In front of the Concord-Carlisle High School—500 Walden Street Concord, MA 01742.

Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House, the setting for the beloved “Little Women,” celebrates its 100th anniversary—come and help us cherish this historic institution and its remarkable efforts by taking part in the 6th edition of this great fundraising event! Uta is excited that she will be meeting and greeting the participants before the race, as well as those who contributed to making this day possible. Afterwards, she will enjoy the 10K around Concord as a fun run, then cheer on runners, walkers, “strollercisers,” and wheelchair athletes who make their way to the finish line inspired by Louisa May Alcott’s healthy footsteps—for Louisa was not only one of the most celebrated novelists of the 19th century, but also one of the first female runners.

“It is such a wonderful event and I hope you can join us on Sunday,” encourages Uta. “I am honored to support this amazing charitable effort, and I cherish the fact that Louisa May Alcott herself loved to run and walk long distances from the time she was a child. Physical activity has such a positive effect on your health.”

Proceeds of the 5K Walk/10K Run will benefit educational programs and the historic preservation of the Orchard House. Uta has been supporting the race and its cause as honorary chair for the past four years.

Awards Ceremony: approx. 1:00 pm—Concord-Carlisle High School

After the race, Uta will present awards and is also available for autograph signing.

For more information please visit www.louisamayalcott.org

Saturday, June 11, 2011—Green Bay/Wisconsin

2011 Bellin Run

Starting: 7:53 am Wheelchair Division, 8:00 am First Wave

Location: In front of the Bellin Hospital, immediately south of the skywalk—774 South Webster Avenue Green Bay, WI 54305.

Come and join us as a participant or spectator at the 35th Bellin 10K Run! Uta is elated to be taking part in this great race again together with Bill Rodgers, Joan Benoit-Samuelson, the first Bellin Run champions, Kim Merrit and Frank Shorter, and defending champion Jelliah Tinega, as well as other fellow runners, walkers, and wheelchair athletes. The Bellin Run is Wisconsin’s largest running event and the surrounding activities draw thousands of local health and fitness enthusiasts from the Northeast-Wisconsin area and the Upper Peninsula.

An important part of the event is the “Kids for Running” program, which each year motivates thousands of students in grades three to eight from Wisconsin and Michigan to take on the streets of Green Bay. The aim is to encourage the kids to be active and to set and work towards goals. Also participating are many high school students—the high school with the most runners representing it receives an award from the organizers.

Awards Ceremony: 10:30 am—Astor Park, located at the corner of Clay and Porlier streets.

After the race, an awards ceremony will be held and certificates presented to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in each 10K running division. Uta will also be available for some last-minute autograph signing.

For more information please visit www.bellinrun.com

Friday, June 10, 2011—Green Bay/Wisconsin

2011 Bellin Run Spaghetti Dinner

Time: 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Location: Astor Park, located at the corner of Clay and Porlier streets—Green Bay, WI 54301.

All proceeds of the Spaghetti Dinner as well as part of the race-registration fees will benefit the Bellin College.

Autograph Session with Uta and the other invited athletes: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm located at the Astor Park.

The Dick Lytie Children’s Run for kids aged 10 and younger will be held as well that evening at the Astor Park; starting time for the half-mile event is 06:00 pm on Roosevelt Street and “Every kid is a winner!” and will get a T-shirt, an award and a gift.

For more information please visit www.bellinrun.com

Thursday, June 9, 2011—Green Bay/Wisconsin

A Seminar with the KI Corporate Team

Starting: 11:30 am

Location: KI Corporate Headquarters—1330 Bellevue Street Green Bay, WI 54302

Two days before the 35th edition of the Bellin Run, the corporate team of the Bellin Run’s gold sponsor, KI—Green Bay’s innovative furniture and interior design company—will come together for a seminar moderated by Uta on: “How to Set and Achieve Your Goals.” During this especially designed event for all employees, she will also offer last-minute tips and inspiration for the upcoming race on Saturday.

For more information please visit www.ki.com

Wednesday, June 8, 2011—Green Bay/Wisconsin

2011 “Run a Better Bellin” Class

Starting: 6:30 pm

Location: Bellin Health’s Green Bay Health & Athletic Performance Center (west reception area)—1630 Commanche Avenue Green Bay, WI 54313

Three days before the Bellin Run, as a guest speaker, Uta will help participants to get ready for the race by answering last-minute questions as well as offering helpful tips and valuable insights on finding inspiration. Afterwards she joins the attendees for a fun training run.

For more information please visit www.bellinrun.com

Monday, May 30, 2011—Boulder/Colorado

33rd BolderBOULDER 10K

Starting: 6:55 am Wheelchair Division, 7:00 am First Wave, 11:00 am Elite Women, 11:10 am Elite Men

Location: The famous BolderBOULDER 10K—with a new point-to-point course—will start this year near the intersection of 30th Street and Walnut Street, in Boulder, Colorado 80303 and runs through a big part of the city to finish at the Folsom Stadium of the University of Colorado, 2400 Colorado Avenue Boulder, Colorado 80302.

In the high altitude of Boulder (5,430 feet above sea level!), elite runners, along with more than 50,000 other runners, joggers, walkers, and wheelchair athletes, will take part in the challenging race, held every year on Memorial Day. Uta will participate again in the fun run open to all and is looking forward with fellow Boulderites to tackling the hilly course that winds through her fitness-conscious hometown. The unique BolderBOULDER atmosphere builds along the way, fueled by crowds of cheering spectators as well as 30 bands and entertainers. It all adds up to truly a fun event for the whole community.

A great part of BolderBOULDER is the participation of school children from the BBRacers Club, whose goal is to encourage elementary and middle school students to join fitness programs after school. The organizers’ aim is to inspire children to develop a life-long commitment to health and fitness—and the fastest kids, as well as the schools with lowest combined times and highest participation, receive an award.

For more information please visit www.bolderboulder.com

Friday, May 20, 2011—Boulder/Colorado

34th Mile Marathon

Starting: 9:00 am

Location: Columbine Elementary School, 3130 Repplier Drive Boulder, Colorado 80304

The Columbine Elementary School offers its students a number of activities that aim to support its academic program, build character, and nurture creativity. Part of these efforts is the annual Mile Marathon—a wonderful and healthy end-of-the-school-year celebration for the kids. The event connects the students every year with elite athletes—some of whom are in town for the BolderBOULDER 10K race—which inspires them to be even more cheerful about the joys of physical activity, fitness, and health.

Uta looks forward to spending time with the children, their parents, as well as their teachers and is excited to join the students for this fun run. Come and help us cheer on the kids during their big race day!

For more information please visit www.bvsd.org/schools/Columbine

Monday, April 18, 2011—Boston/Massachusetts

115th Boston Marathon

Starting: 9:00 am Mobility Impaired, 9:17 am Wheelchair Division, 9:22 am Handcycles, 9:32 am Elite Women, 10:00 am Elite Men and First Wave

Location: The point-to-point course of the Boston Marathon will begin at the Doughboy statue on East Main Street (near Ash Street) in Hopkinton, Massachusetts 01748. The finish line is in front of the Boston Public Library—700 Boylston Street Boston, Massachusetts 02116.

The prestigious Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest annual marathon and the second largest single day sporting event in the world in terms of on-site media coverage, only second to the Super Bowl. At this 115th edition of the marathon adventure on Patriots Day, the runners of the Hoyt Foundation, who are coached by Uta, will be at the starting line along with hundreds of devoted participants from other charities.

Uta looks forward to being at the start to support and encourage the athletes in their wonderful athletic endeavor. During the race, approx. 500,000 spectators line the famous 26.2-mile course through eight towns and cities to cheer on the runners. Later on, Uta will greet the members of the Hoyt Foundation as well as other marathoners at the finish line.

For more information please visit www.baa.org/races/boston-marathon.aspx

Sunday, April 17, 2011—Boston/Massachusetts

22nd Annual Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge (“DFMC”) Pasta Party

Starting: 3:00 pm

Location: The Boston Marriott Copley Place, Grand Ballroom—4th Floor 110 Huntington Avenue Boston, Massachusetts 02116

The annual Pasta Party celebrates the DFMC runners, Partner Program participants, and their supporting family and friends on the day before the renowned Boston Marathon. As a guest speaker, Uta will reach out to the participants of the DFMC Patient and In-Memory Partner Program, which honors children treated at the cancer institute and those who are running on their behalf. She is looking forward to extending her gratitude and offering words of inspiration to these extraordinary runners who are raising money, the entirety of which will benefit the Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Basic Cancer Research at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. The 2011 DFMC team strives to raise an astounding 4.5 million US-Dollars for this program.

For more information please visit www.Dana-Farber.org and www.RunDFMC.org

Sunday, April 17, 2011—Boston/Massachusetts

10th Boston Tea Party Team Canada Brunch

Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 am

Location: Vlora Restaurant—545 Boylston Street Boston, Massachusetts 02116

Canadian Boston Marathon runners along with their family and friends as well as fans from Canada meet on the morning before the race to enjoy a hearty brunch and to talk about their race tactics and experiences. This event aims to raise funds and increase the awareness for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada—Team in Training. Uta will join the marathoners for some last-minute tips and will also be available for autographs.

Come in your best red and white gear to the brunch. You may be crowned best dressed and win a prize during this fun event!

For more information please visit www.bostonteaparty.ca

Sunday, April 17, 2011—Boston/Massachusetts

3rd Annual Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) 5K

Starting: 8:00 am

Location: The race will start at the Copley Square Fountain—Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02116. It will end at the Boston Marathon finish line in front of the Boston Public Library—700 Boylston Street.

Together with approx. 5,000 fellow runners and marathoners, Uta will be at the starting line of the third edition of the Boston Athletic Associations 5K—a fun run for everyone who enjoys marathon fever in Beantown. The scenic course takes participants through Boston’s Back Bay and Beacon Hill and passes by the Boston Common (which is one of the oldest parks in the United States) and the Public Garden.

Uta is looking forward to a fun run in the marathon-loving metropolis. Maybe you can spot Uta among the thousands of participants. She will wear the bib number ‘1996’—bringing back memories of her courageous race in the 100th Boston Marathon fifteen years ago, her third consecutive win of this historic race.

For more information please visit www.baa.org/races/5k.aspx

Saturday, April 16, 2011—Boston/Massachusetts

Team Hoyt Pasta Dinner

Starting: 7:00 pm

Location: Sheraton Boston Hotel, Prudential Center, Commonwealth Room—3rd floor 39 Dalton Street Boston, Massachusetts 02199

Team Hoyt’s charity runners come together two days before the Boston Marathon for their annual pasta dinner. As the team’s coach, Uta is excited to have the opportunity to speak to the runners and their family and friends before the race. She will share last-minute tips and words of inspiration for running the Marathon after the team’s months of hard and dedicated training. The proceeds of the runners’ fundraising efforts will benefit the Hoyt Foundation—established by the inspiring father-and-son team Dick and Rick Hoyt—and its charitable work. It is going to be a fun evening!

For more information please visit www.teamhoyt.com and www.TeamHoyt.com/TheHoytFoundation