Friday, February 10, 2012

Sign up for the PyCon 5K today!

If you sign up by Monday with at least a $20 ticket, you'll get an awesome shirt designed by Idan Gazit. On top of being one of PyCon's great designers, he's giving two talks at the conference!

The inaugural race kicks off at 7 AM on Saturday March 10, right before the day's festivities begin. From marathon runners to casual runners to walkers - everyone is invited. Registration for the race is being handled by conference sponsor Eventbrite, but note that this is separate from your conference registration.

For payment we're using the "pay what you want" model. If you want to run, simply sign up - it can cost you as low as $0. If you choose the $20 registration (by Monday!) you’ll get a really nice shirt.

The best part of the race is that it's for charity. Feel free to use the "pay what you want" option to help us help a number of great charities.

Autism Speaks - Autism affects 1 in 110 children, 1 in 70 boys. Autism Speaks has grown into the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.

American Cancer Society - The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has 12 chartered Divisions, more than 900 local offices nationwide, and a presence in more than 5,100 communities.

Epilepsy Foundation - The Epilepsy Foundation of America® is the national voluntary agency dedicated solely to the welfare of the almost 3 million people with epilepsy in the U.S. and their families. The organization works to ensure that people with seizures are able to participate in all life experiences; to improve how people with epilepsy are perceived, accepted and valued in society; and to promote research for a cure.

For more information, see

Be sure to sign up and help us help some great organizations. Lace up your shoes - we'll see you at the starting line.

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