Welcome! See below for Race Day Instructions!

Thank you for visiting HelpMitoKids.org.  The purpose of this non-profit organization is to help spread awareness about Mitochondrial Disease, and to support those families who have been burdened by medical hardship.  At least two-thirds of every donation will go toward medical and medical-related travel costs not covered by insurance.  One-third will go toward research for Mitochondrial Disease.

Financial impact on families dealing with progressive and likely terminal diseases, such as Mitochondrial Disease, is enormous.  The special care required to keep these kids thriving is extremely expensive – often exceeding insurance limits.  Trips across the country, special supplements, therapies, equipment and nutrition are often not covered by insurance.  Furthermore, families with children that are affected by Mitochondrial Disease seldom have two incomes, as one parent is typically needed to administer care at a very high and frequent level.

This organization was created by a family who has first hand experience with the impact of Mitochondrial Disease.  By spreading the word about the disease and the families that are afflicted, we can provide hope and strength to those who need it most.


5th Annual 5K Walk/Run

Saturday, April 26, 2014 @ 9:00 AM (PDT)
El Dorado Hills Town Center
4364 Town Center Blvd.
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

Start times, day of event:
Runners – 9:00 AM
Walkers – 9:30 AM

Registration Fee:
$20.00/Person (Includes T-Shirt)

Friday, April 25, 2014 @ 9:30PM (PDT)


If you would prefer to register by mail, click here
to download our registration form.


Race Day Instructions

Parking:                   Park in the larger parking lots (Target, El Dorado Hills Sports, Nugget Market)
Location:                 Steve Young Amphitheatre (next to Bistro 33)
8:00 AM – Check-in and pick up t-shirt
                                 9:00 AM – Start time for 5K Run
                                 9:30 AM – Start time for 5K Walk

Registration:            Day of Registration – $20
Coffee and Snacks: Provided by Zia’s and Nugget Market
Music:                      Amazing Johnny B
Announce:               Josh Nisbet
First Aid Stations:    2 Registered Nurses will be on site with medical supplies
Water Stations:        Water Bottles (Please dispose of empty bottles in the Recycle Bins).
Bathrooms:              Adjacent to Yogaberry
Weather Report:      High of 66 degrees, partly cloudy.
Group Photo:           10:20 AM – on Amphitheater steps
Prize Giveaways:     10:30 AM

We’ve got FABULOUS Prize Giveaways this year!
You won’t want to miss out!
Come prepared!

Spirit Green Store:    Start – Finish
Nail painting……$Free
Balloon making…..$Free

HelpMitoKids Run Specials in Town Center, EDH:
Hungry after the race?!
If you eat at Chili’s Restaurant and/or Coldstone Creamery
Saturday (day of race), they will support
Help Mito Kids, Inc. by giving back
a percentage of their sales!!!
Mention “HelpMitoKids!
(Cold Stone Creamery
requests you present a flyer…see right side column of this page to print)

“Thank you, for making a difference in the lives of children with Mitochondrial Disease.”

HelpMitoKids, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3. Tax ID #26-4642005