12th annual CIpriano classic
Friday, june 9, 2023
CIpriano Family finish, 2022
Start of the 5k, 2022 style
Race Location: Farmington Family YMCA, 28100 Farmington Rd, Farmington Hills, Michigan 48334
NEW COURSE for 2023 (scroll down to see map). We are starting and finishing on grassy fields, running a stretch of competitive track and enjoying a footbridge river crossing before entering the quiet and winding neighborhood streets. This is a great way to spend time with friends and family helping with a community event as a volunteer or for a quick 'work-out' on a Friday night. All proceeds and donations benefit the Cipriano Children's Trust. There is plenty of parking at the Y and Prince of Peace Church.
The 5K will start at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 9. Early Bird Registration is $30. Starting May 26, at 11:59pm, registration is $40. Race Day registration is available 4:00-6:30 pm on June 9 at the YMCA for $40.
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. Click here to volunteer.
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.
Our 2022 event raised over $41,000 for the Cipriano family and our 2021 event raised over $57,000. They truly appreciate your continued support and this event is among highlights of their year.
Here is an April 2023 statement from the Cipriano family:
"Hello friends and family! As we look forward to the twelfth annual Cipriano Classic, we want to once again thank all of you for your continued support.
This year has been tougher with Salvatore’s healing as he’s had several setbacks since the last Cipriano Classic when his seizures and falls increased. In August of 2022, he started struggling with swallowing as well which resulted in him having to get a feeding tube put in to prevent dehydration and malnutrition.
With his excellent neurologists, we are exploring potential brain surgeries that Sal may be a candidate for in order to reduce his seizures, increase his independence, and strengthen his cognition skills. We are also making plans to train a service dog for more seizure support as well as general care, and we continue to look for more answers and information with his terrific team of doctors, therapist, and trainers.
Rose continues to manage his healthcare while also doing her best to balance her own self care. She is still fond of swimming, playing tennis, and taking long walks with friends and our 7-year-old dog Hope.
Meanwhile, in South Bend, Indiana, Isabella is studying hard in her Sophomore year at the University of Notre Dame thanks to her financial scholarships. She’s taking full advantage of college life by singing in ND’s Magnificat choir in the Basilica every weekend and she’s also a student trainer for the athletic department. Look for her in a headset giving advice to Marcus Freeman on the Irish sideline during football games next season!
Still out on the west coast, Tanner is working as a Development Associate for OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center in Los Angeles which is a non-profit organization that provides in-person and virtual grief support for children, teens, and adults. In his off-hours, he still enjoys painting, watching movies and TV, and receiving positive notes of affection from his favorite twin brother, Sal.
We are all excited to see you at the Cipriano Classic on Friday, June 9!"
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t-shirt PICK-UP 2023 - jUNE 9
T-shirt and Bib # pick-up will be at the Farmington Family YMCA (28100 Farmington Rd) on RACE DAY ONLY, June 9, 2023, from 4-6:30pm. Please enter the YMCA through the front door or follow the posters on the front lawn to a direct entrance to the t-shirt pick-up room.
Friday, June 9 - 4:00 to 6:30 pm
Tshirt/bib # pick-up
Race Day registration available $40 (4:00-6:30 pm)
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