Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure - October 23, 2010 | Community Spirit
It's nearly time for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure! It will be held on Saturday, October 23rd, 2010 at a new site-- the Jacksonville Fairgrounds. (510 Fairgrounds Pl., Jacksonville, FL 32202)
You can register online until October 17th, and you can register at any 1st Place Sports location until October 16th. After that, you may register at the AT&T Health & Fitness Expo October 21st-22nd, or register on Race Day. All registered participants will receive a free event shirt!
The AT&T Health & Fitness Expo is free and open to the public, and there will be lots of vendors and sponsors to visit while you pick up your Race packets! Hours are:
Thursday October 21st - 10:00AM-8:00PM
Friday October 22nd - 10:00AM-6:00PM
You may also pick up your packets between 6:30-8:30AM on Race Day at the Expo Hall.
**** The St. Vincent's Mammo Van will be at the Race from 7:00-11:00AM, for anyone needing a mammogram! ****
First Coast News Anchor Jeannie Blaylock will be the Race Emcee, and the Opening Ceremonies (which begin at 7:45AM) will include a special Survivor Celebration.
The 5K Race begins at 9:00AM, and the 2K (non-timed) begins at 9:45AM. Race Awards will begin at 10:20AM.
If you can't participate in the Race, but would like to cheer on your favorite runner, come on downtown! The Race starts and ends at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds--winding around the downtown area. Click here for a look at the route.
Can't make the race but still want to support the cause? Click here to make an online donation!
One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. One woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every three minutes and one woman will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes in the United States. Help do something about this--come Race for the Cure!
*** Click here for an Interactive Breast Self Exam tool!***
For more information on Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and details of the Race for the Cure, click here.