Registration is now open for the 3rd annul Run for Your Life 5K.
The race, sponsored by the will take place on Sunday, June 5. The 3.1-mile family friendly run/walk is part of a celebration of National Cancer Survivor’s Day.
The race begins at 8:30 a.m. in the parking lot at Quail Ridge Park, Group Picnic Area, 5501 Quail Ridge Parkway, Wentzville. Race participants will follow a clearly-marked course through the park and return to the start/finish line at the Group Picnic Area. Race day registration will be from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. An awards ceremony will begin at approximately 9:45 a.m. at the Group Picnic Area Pavilion in the park.
Run for Your Life 5K awards will be given to the top three male/female runners overall in nine age divisions. New award divisions for 2010 include: Baby Stroller (male/female), Clydesdale (male only, 200 plus pounds) and Athena (female only, 150 plus pounds).
Run for Your Life participants receive a race packet, digital timing for accuracy, a moisture wicking race shirt (guaranteed for everyone registered before May 5), discounts for family registration (except on packet pick up and race day) and complimentary post-race snacks and beverages.
Registration fees vary from $22-$30 per person, depending on the sign-up date and applicable discounts.
- Early registration (through June 1): $25 per person; $22 per family (with two to five people registering at the same time).
- Packet Pickup Day Registration (June 4, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.) $30 per person; no discounts.
- Race Day Packet Pickup/Registration (June 5, 7 – 8 a.m.) $30 per person; no discounts.
Early registration is available online only through Active.com. A minimal convenience fee is applied by Active.com for all on-line registration. To register, visit the Siteman Cancer Center’s website at http://bjsph.org/run.
Run for Your Life 5K was created to promote community awareness of the link between exercise, appropriate diet, weight management and cancer survivorship. Research indicates that these lifestyle changes can decrease risk for developing cancer recurrence as well as decrease risk for developing diabetes and heart disease.
Proceeds from this race will benefit LIVEN, Lifestyle InterVention with Exercise and Nutrition, a unique program offered only to patients at the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital with cancer of the breast, prostate or colon. If you cannot attend the race, but would like to donate to the LIVEN program, go to http://www.active.com/donate/runforyourlife.