In addition to my frequent 5K+ walks through my neighborhood, I've been averaging one "official" 5K event per month for the last several months. However, I didn't have one lined up for August until I got an email last week from a PR rep for Head for the Cure. They were getting in touch with active social media types in Kansas City to help promote their event.
According to the materials they sent me, "Head for the Cure seeks to raise awareness and funding in the fight against brain cancer. Each year, nearly 200,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with a brain tumor. Through fundraising and donations, Head for the Cure is able to donate 90% of the proceeds from events to the Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative. By doing this, Head for the Cure is working to find new treatments for those diagnosed with malignant brain tumors."
The event will be held on Sunday, August 26th at 8:00 a.m. at Corporate Woods, which sounds like a great location for a race and I'm surprised I've never done one there before. This is their 10th year, so they hope to exceed the 4,000 participants and $300,000 raised last year.
So who's with me?
Note: In exchange for this post, my registration fee for the race is being waived. I have received no other compensation for my participation.