10th annual CIpriano classic
Friday, june 11
HereRace Location: Farmington Family YMCA, 28100 Farmington Rd, Farmington Hills, Michigan 48334
Registration is now open for the June 11, 2021 event. The 1-mile race will begin at 6:30pm and the 5K will start at 7 p.m. At minimum, masks must be worn at the start and crossing the finish line and social distancing is strongly recommended.
If you would like to be a race sponsor or donate to the Cipriano family online, please visit our Sponsor Tab. If you wish to volunteer, we would love to have you. See the Volunteer Tab above.
Rather than provide age group awards, we donate every dollar to the Cipriano Children's Trust, after costs. Results from previous years are posted in the Results Tab.
While our 2020 event had a much different feel than our past events, the Cipriano family appreciates your continued support.
Here is a May 8, 2021 statement from the Cipriano family:
"Like everyone else, the Cipriano family has had quite a year! Sal continues to work out at Barwis training center and is running faster than ever. He should do well at this year’s Classic. June is a huge milestone month, in addition to the 5k run, Sal will be earning his high school diploma, as well as starting baseball with the Miracle League. He has come an incredibly long way in 10 years! His journey since the trauma has been filled with emotional and physical healing. Despite all that he continues to work diligently, despite his obstacles. Sal has frequent grand mal seizures that have left lasting effects on his brain. He requires the expertise of functional neurologist, speech therapists, and other specialists. We are confident these efforts to help regain his speech will be as successful as his physical therapy was to get him back on the baseball field.
We are extremely grateful for the Cipriano Classic 5K and its participants! The money raised help fund the expenses of medical treatments for Sal and Rose’s ongoing recovery. This includes specialists, supplements and family therapy of which many are not covered under traditional health insurance.
Isabella, who was 8 years old when our trauma occurred, is now graduating, Summa Cum Laude. She is also enjoying her senior year of softball. She will attend Notre Dame on scholarship this fall.
During covid, Tanner returned home to support his family and do freelance work in the film/TV industry. He will return to L.A. to continue his love for writing.
In addition to being a good Mom and Sal’s best advocate, Rose continues her own therapies and treatments due to the trauma. She stays active by swimming, and long walks with her family and beloved dogs.
The family wants to send a huge thank you to everyone who continues to participate in the Cipriano Classic. This event is held to honor the memory of Bob, their husband and father. He was a supporter of family, sports, and had a deep love for his community."
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The Cipriano Classic 5k Fun Run & Walk is an event to benefit the Cipriano Children's Trust, in heart and sole. June 11, 2021 will be the 10th running of the event.
Here is a (2019) message from Rose Cipriano.
"Sal is looking forward to running even further this year thanks to all of his hard work with trainers and doctors. He is starting his second season with the Miracle Baseball League while still working hard to regain his speech through retraining his brain. Isabella is thriving academically and athletically in her Sophomore year at St. Catherine's. She is preparing to be a part of a Leadership Conference Pre-College program at Vanderbilt University this summer. Out in Hollywood, Tanner is a Showrunner's Assistant on the show Narcos where he hasn't been fired yet (much to Sal's disappointment). Rose has been working out and training with friends, and we're particularly excited to announce that she recently won the 100m backstroke at a Masters Swim Meet back in January! However, as great as our family is doing, we still face heavy financial burdens that include Sal's ongoing rehabilitation, day-to-day homecare providers, and physical training (none of which is covered by insurance), and so we deeply appreciate your continued support and donations. That being said, we're lucky to still be here with all of you and we look forward seeing all of your smiling faces and stretched hamstrings at this year's Cipriano Classic! Thanks again for all of your love and prayers! God bless and JKLP!"
- Rose Cipriano
Parking Options, 2021
Prince of Peace,
28000 New Market St
Quaker Medical Arts,
32905 W.12 Mile
t-shirt PICK-UP, 2021
Information about our 2021 t-shirt/bib number pick-up will be coming soon.