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James A. Ragan Giddy Up! Race
Sat, Sep 6, 2014
Corpus Christi, TX
About This Activity
The Triumph Over Kid Cancer Foundation's "James A. Ragan Giddy Up! Race" takes place in September during Pediatric Cancer Month in Corpus Christi, Texas along the Corpus Christi Bay. The goal of the James A. Ragan Giddy Up! Race is to bring more awareness to pediatric cancers.
Each year, over 10,000 children are diagnosed with pediatric cancer - children with a full life ahead of them. Instead of going to school with friends and playing sports, they are forced to undergo surgery and various rounds of chemotherapy and radiation. Their sense of childhood normalcy is gone, and gets replaced with grueling and horrendous obstacles that no child should ever have to face. With over a dozen types of childhood cancers, and countless subtypes, finding cures is quite a challenge. That challenge is amplified by the fact that all types of childhood cancers combined receive only 4% of federal funding for cancer research.
Our mission at Triumph Over Kid Cancer is to raise awareness of the horrors of pediatric cancer and the lack of funding it receives, and raise money to fund research into pediatric cancer. We also raise funds to provide kids with cancer with fun and exciting activities that bring smiles to their faces and some joy to their lives. While we look forward to the day when pediatric cancer no longer exists, we will continue to work to fund pediatric cancer research and to find ways to bring joy to the lives of kids with cancer until that day comes.
Event details and schedule
6:45am - Pre-Race Information and National Anthem
7am - Kids Giddy Up! 1 Mile Fun Run
7:20am - Giddy Up! 5K Run/Walk
7:40am - Giddy Up! 10K Run/Walk
On-line registration has been extended to 7pm on Sept. 4th.
Late registration will also occur during Packet Pick-up and Race Day morning.
Entry Fee for 18 yrs old & under is $2.00 courtesy of Stripes (This is for all races)
All 3 events Start and Finish on the Del Mar Blvd drive way inside Cole Park. Runners will head south on Ocean Dr. The Kids 1 Mile Fun Run will turn around just past the very end of the park. The 5K runners/walkers will turn around just past Rossiter and Ocean Dr. The 10K Runners will turn around at Roberts and Ocean Dr.