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CHANGE YOUR PACE AND HELP THE JOY PROJECT FIGHT EATING DISORDERS!
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Join the Joy Project in challenging social pressures and living in the moment!
Walk, don’t run, in our unique 5k event. We invite you to listen to your body, stop and smell the roses, and chat with friends as you walk or skip, rather than compete for the fastest time. Eating disorders thrive in a culture that prizes appearance, productivity, and material wealth over health and wellbeing. Join the Joy Project in a celebration of individuality and empowerment, as we throw aside external pressures and strut our stuff in whatever way we prefer! 

While we won’t be timing you, we will be giving PRIZES to the highest fund raisers and best costumes! Dress as your own challenge to the breakneck pace and unrealistic standards set by the media and societal pressure- for example, you could dress as a broken scale or someone who came in 25th place (One of our staffers plans to run the entire distance backwards!). Or, come as you are- costumes are entirely optional.

Date, Time and Location
Saturday, October 8th, 2011 @ 10:00 AM local time
Como Lake Park, 1360 N Lexington Parkway St. Paul, MN 55103

Event Theme

Eating disorders thrive in a culture that prizes appearance, productivity, and material wealth over health and wellbeing.
Join the Joy Project in a celebration of individuality and empowerment, as we throw aside external pressures and strut our stuff in whatever way we prefer! Walk, donít run, in our unique 5k event. We invite you to listen to your body, stop and smell the roses, chat with friends, and enjoy the moment as you walk or skip, rather than compete for the fastest time.

Registration Fees

$5 for Basic Registration
Donate or raise $25 or more to get a T-shirt
Donate or raise $50 or more to get a T-shirt and water bottle

Online Registration

Change Your Pace 5k registration

Mail-In Registration
If you prefer to mail in your registration, print out the Mail-In Registration Form, fill it out, and mail it in.
You may also register at the event for $25.
Awards and Prizes!
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Best Costumes
Dress as your own challenge to the breakneck pace and unrealistic standards set by the media and societal pressure (for example, you could dress as a broken scale or someone who came in 25th place). Or come as you are, costumes are entirely optional.

Highest Fundraisers

YOU can help us broaden and deepen the impact of the Joy Project by joining our walk and actively raising money on our behalf.
You can easily set up your own personalized Change Your Pace page after registering online. With this page, send a personalized email to your family, friends, and co-workers to invite them to support you, and set and keep track of your goals! You can also set up team fundraising pages!

Can't Make it to the Event?
We are making it possible to participate in the Change Your Pace 5k Walk/Run event on October 8th, 2011 from a remote location. You are welcome to register online. You will still be eligible for PRIZES! Fundraising prizes work the same way, regardless of location. To enter the costume contest, just send us a picture of you walking with your costume prior to October 6th, 2011. If you have any questions feel free to email info@joyproject.org.



EVENT SPONSORS
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Root Level Sponsor
 The Emily Program
Seed Level Sponsors

Bee Your Size



The Guthrie Theater



Peace Coffee


Additional Sponsors

Wedge Co-Op

Seward Co-Op
Parking and Transportation
Free parking is available at the park entrance
Map to Walk Start at Como Lake Pavilion



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