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Gold Rush 5K Run/Walk for Cures for the Golden Child
Sat, Sep 6, 2014
About This Activity
The race will begin and end in beautiful downtown Lagrange on the town square.
Our goal is to raise awareness for childhood cancer and to raise money to fund research.
More children are lost to cancer in the U.S. than any other disease—in fact, more than many other childhood diseases combined. Before they turn 20, about 1 in 300 boys and 1 in 333 girls will have cancer. Worldwide, a child is diagnosed every 3 minutes. In the 1950s, almost all kids diagnosed with cancer died. Because of research, today about 85% of kids with the most common type of cancer will live. But for many other types, progress has been limited, and for some kids there is still little hope for a cure.
Your participation in this event will help raise money for childhood cancer research to give children and their families hope in finding a cure!
Event details and schedule
Bib number pick-up, t-shirt distribution and late registration will begin at 7:15am.
*Please note: Registering after September 1st will not guarantee a t-shirt. We will have a small amount of extra shirts and they will be on a first-come first-serve basis.
Parking will be available at the Promenade and parking deck at the square.
Make sure to wear comfortable clothing for the race.
A family fun day will begin immediately after the race announcements, including popcorn, face painting, activities for children, crazy hair, hair donation and head shaving, various vendors, and local entertainment so plan to stay and have a good time. Sloppy Pig will have BBQ plates for sale. Event will be wrapping up at approximately 3pm.