Saturday, April 13, 2024

Race for the Cure

This race always seems to attract a big crowd and it’s for a great cause. The 2015 Susan G. Komen South Florida Race for the Cure is only a few weeks away, on Saturday, Jan 31. This year’s theme? Super Heroes Wanted!

Race start: Meyer Amphitheatre, Downtown West Palm Beach, 104 Datura St., West Palm Beach. The first of the races takes off at 7:30 a.m.

Race distance: There are a few events to consider. There are timed and untimed 5Ks (3.1 miles), a 5K walk, a one-mile family fun walk and kids’ runs for children up to age 12.

Race route: Along Flagler Drive. How bad can that be?

Race cost: $40 each runner for the 5K timed race; $35 for the recreational 5K; $35 for the one-miler; and $15 for each child in the kids’ events. There are two other options for those who’d rather not run or walk but want to chip in. One is a $35 fee for “Proud in the Crowd”; the other is $42 for “Sleep for the Cure.” Keep in mind, these fees may go up if you sign up on race day.

Race donations and teams: You don’t have to do any fundraising, but you can. And you can run either as an individual or as part of a team. Follow the directions here to find out more.

Race volunteers: It takes a lot of volunteers to make an event like this successful for participants. For more information about volunteering, clickhere or call 561-514-3020 x12.

Race proceeds: Up to three-quarters of the net proceeds from the race stays in Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie counties, where the Susan G. Komen South Florida affiliate funds grants for local hospitals and community organizations that provide breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment programs for medically underserved women. The remaining 25 percent net income from the race goes to the national Komen Grants Program, which funds breast cancer research.

Race registration: For more information or to sign up, click here, call 1-888-470-6374 or email the race hotline at race@komensouthflorida.org.

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Lisette Hilton, president of Words Come Alive, has had the luxury of reporting on health, fitness and other hot topics for more than 23 years. The longtime Boca Raton resident, University of Florida graduate and fitness buff writes for local, regional and national publications and websites. Find out more on wordscomealive.com.

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