The American Cancer Society has announced the first 5K Run and Walk at a Relay For Life event in Anderson County in May.
The run and walk will take place on Friday, May 5, at 8 p.m. at Melton Lake Park in Oak Ridge. People ages 12 and up are invited to participate by either walking or running to help raise money in the quest to “create a world with less cancer by helping people get well and stay well, by finding cures, and by fighting back against cancer,” a press release said.
To register for this event, go to the website runsignup.com. You may locate the event by typing in Anderson County Twilight, which will take you to the event page. Individuals may support one of the local teams participating in Relay For Life or may create a team of their own.
“This is a great way to honor or remember someone you love whose life has been touched by cancer,” the press release said.
Early bird registration is $35 through April 16. The registration fee will increase to $40 from April 17 until race day, and same day registration is $45. The registration table will be open at 6:45 p.m. the day of the race on May 5. All participants will receive the race T-shirt.
Awards will be given to the top three males and females, as well at the top two runners in each age category, the press release said. The award presentation will take place after the Luminaria Ceremony, which remembers loved ones who have lost their battle against cancer, loved ones living with cancer, and people who are now cancer free. Luminaria bags for loved ones will be for sale at the event for $5, or they may be purchased in advance from a Relay For Life tam.
“Please join our community in making strides against this terrible disease and sign up today,” the press release said.
Contact Kelly Lenz, public relations chairperson, for more information at (865) 457-1649 or [email protected]. Sponsorship opportunities for this event are still available from $250 to $5,000. Any sponsor donating $500 or more will be printed on the event T-shirt.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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