Finishing a 5K in support of breast cancer awareness might be the obvious reason to register for this year’s Race for the Cure, but here are seven other reasons to participate in this massive pink party.
Family Walk: You can make it a family affair by participating with the kids in the Family Walk, which is less than a mile long. Music, costumed characters and mascots will be entertaining walkers along the course.
Walk begins at 9am
Celebration Ceremony: Get inspired by attending the Celebration Ceremony where survivors in all their pink glory laugh and revel in the moment as they are honored in a moving observance of all they’ve endured, overcome and are still facing.
Ceremony begins at 10:15am
Entertainment: Not only will you be able to decompress at the post-race expo to a few tunes, but performers will provide live entertainment along the routes of both 5Ks and the Family Walk.
Race Day Expo: Before and after the race you’ll get to peruse the booths of the many sponsors where goodies and samples are given out to passersby and discount coupons are handed out en masse.
Education: You can’t know enough about breast health – this means you, too, men – and this is one day you’ll go home armed with plenty of no-nonsense information and resources.
Survivors’ events: Survivors, in addition to the Celebration Ceremony, you also have an invitation to breakfast where you’ll get to enjoy live music and a little R&R in the Pink Hat Café. There will also be a Survivor Expo sponsored by Cancer Treatment Centers of America and LifeCell, who will have booths onsite.
Sleep in: If mornings aren’t your thing, you can still fight for the cause without ever leaving bed. Participate by registering for Sleep In for the Cure – support awareness and still get one of those cool t-shirts.
Race for the Cure, Sun., Oct. 2, times vary based on event; $15 - $40
Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Circle; 303-405-1100
Flickr photo via theSuperStar