Cancer Awareness Run & Ride 2014

Event Date

Sat, Sep 20, 2014


Modesto, CA

About This Activity

Join us on Saturday, September 20, 2014 and learn more about cancer awareness, cancer prevention and early detection, as well as nutrition, exercise and living a healthier life.

Our goal is to provide a family-friendly event that promotes cancer awareness and provides an exhibit area with information about cancer prevention, early detection, cancer support services, nutrition, fitness, and living a healthy lifestyle. The event gives participants a chance to honor and remember those in their lives who have been touched by cancer. It also gives our community the opportunity to come together to show support of cancer issues and cancer survivors.


  • Price increase will occur on September 12 at 12 a.m.
  • Online registration ends on September 17 at 12 p.m.
  • Register at event site on September 19, Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Same day registration is also available at event site on September 20. The ride registration opens at 6 a.m. The Run and Combo registration is open from 7 a.m. to 7:45 a.m.

Event schedule and times



  • 7 to 7:45 a.m. Registration
  • 8 a.m. 10K and 2-Mile Run or Walk
  • 9:45 a.m. Kids Fun Run - Free for ages 10 and under. Sign up at Shadow Chase Running Club booth.
  • 10 a.m. Awards Ceremony
  • 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Barbecue Lunch (included in registration fee) 

Prize Drawings:
Check the prize booth for your bib number after the run (prize must be picked up by 2 p.m.

Run Course:
Flat and fast, on paved streets and campus roads

Run Divisions:
Separate men’s and women’s categories for the following groups and distances:

  • 10K Divisions: age 12 & under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 & over, wheelchair
  • 2-Mile Divisions: age 8 & under, 9-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 & over, wheelchair

Run Awards:

  • Medals for first, second and third place for men and women in each age group and distance. 
  • Awards for the best overall time: 39 and under, 40+, men and women.

Run Shirts: Event shirts guaranteed only to those who register before September 6.




Note: Unsecured bike parking available 

  • 6 a.m. Registration Opens
  • 7 a.m. 61-Mile Ride Begins
  • 9:15 a.m. 25-Mile Ride Begins
  • 10:15 a.m. 12-Mile Ride Begins
  • 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Barbecue Lunch (included in registration fee)
  • 1 p.m. All Courses Will Close.
  • Prize Drawings: Check the prize booth for your bib number after the ride (prize must be picked up by 2 p.m.

Ride Route Description: 

Cyclists can choose the 61-mile, 25-mile or the 12-mile Family Ride. All routes start and end at the West Campus of Modesto Junior College.

Following lightly traveled roads, riders will travel through orchards west of Modesto. The longer rides include river crossings and views of the nearby Diablo Range.

12-mile Ride: The 12-mile ride is an easy loop through orchards west of Modesto, with a rest stop at the mid-point of the ride.

25-mile Ride: The 25-mile ride tours the farmland west of Modesto. After enjoying views of the nearby coast range, you will visit the town of Salida before returning to the MJC West Campus.

61-mile Ride: The 61-mile ride travels into southern Stanislaus County. It crosses the Tuolumne River and takes the rider through the rich farmlands. The ride visits the city of Patterson before returning to Modesto Junior College via the Wood Colony Area.

Ride Support:

Food: Along each route, riders will find fully supported rest stops with cycling-specific snacks.
SUPPORT: All routes will be clearly marked and maps will be available at the registration table. SAG support will be provided on all routes. Cyclists are advised to carry at least one water bottle and carry a spare tube and tools for flats.

Ride Rules: All participants must wear an CPSC-approved helmet, carry medical ID and emergency phone numbers, obey all CA traffic laws, ride single file and yield to the runners. NO RACING. Participants (under 18) must ride with an adult rider. No passenger under the age of 6 or weighing less than 60 pounds may participate in the 25- or 61-mile rides.

Jerseys: Cycling jerseys are guaranteed only to those who register before September 6. 

Discounted price offered for two events.  Choose 10k or 2-mile for the run event and 25-mile or 12-mile for the ride event. (61-mile ride not available)


Friday, September 19 from 4 to 7 p.m. at event site.


Available from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Free massage available for registered participants.

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