The Nutty Run is a 5K Fun Run/Walk sponsored by Cal Undergraduate Public Health Coalition (Cal UPHC) & UC Berkeley's UNICEF chapter that will take place on the UC Berkeley campus on Saturday, November 17th, 2012 to raise money for the charity organization Project Peanut Butter (PPB). Learn more about them here.
Project Peanut Butter was launched as a new approach to the treatment of malnutrition among Malawian children. The project has since been proven as an effective method with success rates reaching average recovery rates of 89.9% and even higher among some regions. The treatment centers on a peanut based paste rich in protein and fats with a complete complement of vitamins and minerals. This Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) can be manufactured locally with importation of only the additional vitamins and minerals. The paste is resistant to bacterial contamination under all climatic conditions due to its low water content and does not require cooking. This is a tremendous advantage because it removes the burden of having to collect firewood and provides an easy way to produce nutritious food.
This humanitarian project is focused in Malawi, a country in Southeast Africa. Using the Ready to Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF), this project has had an enormous impact on infant mortality rates. The infants can then eat this nutrient rich food at home where they have a much better recovery than if they were put in a hospital. We will be some of the first to raise money for this great cause and we hope that you can help us in this goal.
Event Details Date: Saturday, November 17th Time: 8 AM Registration, 9 AM Race Start Location: UC Berkeley Campus - Lower Sproul Plaza (Corner of Telegraph Ave & Bancroft Ave, next to the Zellerbach Auditorium Registration Race Fee: $10 to run, $15 to run + shirt (+$3 fee if registration is online) How to Register - Sign up online @ Active.com "The 2012 Nutty Run: 5K Run/Walk" $13 total Registration closes on Thursday November 15th at 11:59pm - Sign up on Campus during Sproul Tabling the 3 weeks before the Run -You will need to fill out a liability waiver at the event. We do not accept any mail in registrations.