On December 3rd, 2014, Denver Police Officer John Adsit was hit by a car while helping students return to East High School in Denver during a protest. This accident left him critically injured and fighting for his life. Although he is now able to walk short distances with assistance, Adsit has a long road to recovery ahead of him. His home church, Foundry Church in Castle Pines, Colorado, is hosting a 5K called Rise and Run on Saturday, May 2nd to benefit Adsit and his family, who continue to struggle with medical expenses from this debilitating event.
Why You Should Run
After he was hit by a car, Officer Adsit suffered extensive injuries. He had bone breaks in both shoulders, his left arm required three plates to bind it together, the tendons in his left hand were severed, the ribs on both sides were fractured or crushed, his pelvic bone was cracked, his right femur was broken, his lung was punctured, some of his organs sustained irreversible damage, he needed skin grafts, and his vision remains blurry. But through 11 surgeries and months of rehabilitation without an end in sight, Adsit remains determined to recover.
John is now able to walk short distances and is slowly, but surely regaining his strength. But John is so much more than his injuries. A father of 4, a little league coach, a Broncos and Rockies fan, a church musician, and a snowboarder, Officer Adist has always been an integral part of his community.
And now his community can do its part for him.
John’s home church, the Foundry Church in Castle Pines, will be hosting the Rise & Run 5K on Saturday, May 2 to benefit John and his family and to help cover some of the costs of his extensive and ongoing medical treatment. Each runner will receive a goody bag from participating sponsors, a medal, a shirt, free breakfast, and snacks and drinks. Awards will be presented for the best time in each age group—ages 12 & under, 13-18, 19-40, and 40+. The course will meander through the gently sloping hills near Foundry Church, allowing runners to get their hearts pumping and give to a wonderful cause while enjoying stunning views of the Front Range.
John’s wife and 4 children will be running and hope to push John through the course. A community party will be awaiting runners and spectators at the finish line with live music, food, beverages, booths from sponsors, and entertainment.
Join the hundreds of other runners and community members gathering together to make a difference in the life of Officer John Adsit. Register online at https://runsignup.com/Race/CO/CastlePines/RiseRun5k to ensure your place in the race. Registration for children 12 and under is $35 and $40 for runners over 12. The event also welcomes volunteers, donations, and sponsorships.
The Rise and Run 5K will take place on Saturday, May 2, 2015 starting at 8 a.m. at 7280 Lagae Road off of Castle Pines Parkway.