2012 Team Teagan 5K Run Notice

Dear Team Teagan friends, families and supporters.

Unfortunately we were not able to get our act together this year to plan and run the 2012 Event.

This past year has been very busy and stressful times for our family and we just had to much on our plates to pull the event together in time. We plan on picking back up in 2013 and having another run/walk. Please keep looking for future event dates and times.

If you are looking to support a great event in 2012, please visit Nick's Fight to Be Healed, September 30th Event in Clifton Park.

Thank you all for your support and past participation. We hope you all have a great year.

Holly, Juergen, Tyler, Tanner and Teagan

Welcome to TeamTeagan.com

Teagan 2009

Teagan Klingenberg
Honored Hero 2007

This website was designed to post updates and announcements to our friends and family (Team Teagan), while our daughter was undergoing her treatments to fight her AML Leukemia.

Teagan has successfully completed her chemo treatments and been cancer free since September 2007. Unfortunately each year there are dozens of local children, who are stricken with some form of cancer and whose families undergo the same hardships and difficulties our family faced in 2007. Therefore we decided to continue the "Team Teagan" movement and bring local awareness about this deadly disease and help another local family going through this horrible ordeal with their young child.

We invite you to become part of "Team Teagan", and join us in our efforts to raise funds and awareness for someone in YOUR community.

Each year we select a new child to be adopted by Team Teagan as our Honored Hero and take on the task of organizing the Team Teagan Annual 5K Benefit Run/Walk. Please help us in supporting this important event again this year.

2011 Team Teagan 5K Wrap Up!

Jackie Scotti (Event Director), Teagan Klingenberg (2007),
Hannah Hughes (2011), Madison Seeley (2010),
Emma Spaeth (2010) and Ava Snyder (2009).

With almost 400 runners, walkers and volunteers in attendance, weather in the upper 80's, the 5th Annual Team Teagan 5K Benefit Run/Walk went off without a hitch. 2011 Honored Hero, Hannah Hughes, surrounded by her family was able to cheer on participants from her perch on the back of dad's pick up truck, as Marc Shinebarger, 2011 Honored Hero Kristen Shinebager's dad and Eric, her brother, sprinted across the 5K mark to cheering friends, spectators and participating families. The festive atmosphere at the event could not have been any greater as friends and competitors from several past years cheered, hugged and encouraged each other throughout the morning activities. This year 5 of the 7 honored heroes were in attendance, (photo inset), with only Mikayla Nearh (2008) and Kristen Shinebarger (2011) unable to attend.

Saratoga's Shawn Donegren (28), winner in 2009, again took the overall win with a time of 17:05, followed closely by Jeff Goupil (23) 17:21, and Aidan Tooker (13) 18:36, who came in 3rd overall to take the win in the youth division. Rik Jordan (40) from Glens Falls rounded out the Mens division with a 3rd place. Elizabeth Jones (21) of Ballston Lake crossed the finish line at 20:31 to take the win for the Women's division, with Kelsey Leder (23), and Kelsey Ryan (19) taking 2nd and 3rd as they did in 2010. Jashua Moeckle (13) 21:57, from Scotia and Michael Poirier (10) 22:24, finished strong with 2nd and 3rd place in the youth division.

As in past years, parents cheered their kids on as they competed in "Teagan's Trot", a 50-yard sprint race for Kids 6-10 and little tikes under 5. Jake Welcome, Bradley Sharp and Kimberly Martin placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the 6-10 Group, with Noah Datka, Bryn Huber and Casey Clark placing 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the 5 and under group. Big smiles all around as they received their medals and prize bags.

Click below to see photos and the official race results for the 2011 Team Teagan 5K benefit Run/Walk.


Hannah Hughes | 2011 Honored Hero

Hannah is an eight year old girl who was a 2nd grader at Wood Road School in Ballston Spa. She loves to paint, draw, and write. Hannah enjoys the outdoors…especially camping. She also is a proud member of 4-H and took gymnastics classes. Hannah’s other interests include science experiments and crafts. Hannah’s best quality is her positive attitude and ability to always see a “silver lining”.


Kristen Shinebarger | 2011 Honored Hero

Kristen Shinebarger is a typical 9 year old that is full of live. She loves taking dance clases and playing outside with her 12 year old brother Eric. She loves animals and has both a dog and cat that she takes care of. Kristen is a Borwnie Scout and enjoys school. Her favorite subjects are gym, art and music. She has much spirit or moxie and her teachers at school often comment on her enthusiasm and contagious smile.


Please Support our 2011 Event Sponsors

Bank of America Seton Health Hound Dog Graphics Race With Us - Event Management TreePaad Family Center LaMarco Physical Therapy

Thank you to the following companies who have made donations or furnished prizes!

  • Adirondack Aesthetic Arts
  • The Parting Glass Pub
  • Adirondack Soaring
  • Structural Engineering Services
  • Dehn's Flowers and Gifts

  • LocalLivingIn Community Resource
  • Eddies Beverage Center EBI
  • Railroad Place Partners
  • Saratoga Water
  • Dawgdom
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