Stay after the Race to enjoy our pancake and sausage breakfast and other goodies in our Sponsor Expo. Enjoy the live entertainment and maybe win something in our prize drawing while the kids enjoy the jumping castle, face painting and games.
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Participants have ranged in age from one to eighty-one and have included doctors, nurses, teachers, families, runners and walkers of all abilities, as well as Michele's friends and family. Everyone is welcome!
Michele Plachy-Rubin (Learn More) was a young wife, mother and kindergarten teacher in the Denver Public Schools when she was diagnosed with brain cancer in December of 1996. The Race for Research was conceived by Michele's friends to raise money to fund local cancer research. Tragically, Michele lost her fight with cancer in May of 1998 but The Race for Research continues as an opportunity for men, women and children to help fight cancer in Michele's memory.
While the race initially began in memory of Michelle, her mother, Sondra surprisingly was diagnosed with the same type of brain cancer which was not genetically related. Sondra has received treatment for the past 3 years and the race means a lot to her. Sondra adds, " What is amazing to me is that many of the drugs that helped me were not even available to Michelle 15 years ago. They were in trial. Drugs have changed, treatments have changed, and technologies have changed because of research. I never dreamed how important this race would mean to me personally." Cancer touches everyone. We all benefit from new treatments and approaches to cure or control cancer. Funds from Race for Research go directly to cancer research in right here in Colorado.
Enjoy this beautiful course around one of Denver's most beautiful and active parks.
Starting line is located near the SE corner of Washington Park
Parking is available at South High School and around the park perimeter.
Awards, presented by 9 News' very own Amelia Earhart
Overall top three male & female will receive a simulated bronze trophy designed by Niels Andersen, Sculptor, plus a certificate from Runners Roost (1st Place certificate for a pair of Shoes, 2nd Place winners $50 gift cert, 3rd place winners $30 gift cert.)
1st place male & female in the following age groups will receive a Race for Research medal plus a $25 gift certificate for Runners Roost: 12 & Under , 13 - 19, 20 - 29, 30 - 39, 40 - 49, 50 - 59, 60-69, 70+.
Teams - A traveling trophy will be awarded to the team with the most paid participants.
Fundraising Awards The team who raises the most donations will receive an award plus a catered event for up to 25 people courtesy of Qdoba. The individual who raises the most donations will receive an award plus a gift card for 5 complimentary entrees courtesy of Qdoba.
Miracle Mile Walk
The first mile of our Race features posters of those who have had cancer along the race course. This Miracle Mile is sponsored by Morton Publishing. You can Honor someone's battle with cancer with a Miracle Mile Walk Poster - Register for the Race for Research and complete your own personal fundraising page. Share this page with your email addresses or Facebook friends, asking your friend to help you raise money for cancer research. Once you have raised at least $150 in donations, we will contact you,by email. You will then have the option to honor someone whose life has been affected by cancer with a 18 x 24 color poster which will be placed along the route of the Race for Research on Aug 18. Contact the Race Director with any questions.
Raise $75 or more for Cancer Research and receive a complimentary entry for our prize drawing on race day
Raise $150 or more for Cancer Research and honor a loved on with a poster in our Miracle Mile Walk, plus the prize drawing entry (see information below)
Raise $300 or more for Cancer Research by August 1 and receive complimentary race registration, plus the prize drawing entry and the poster.
The individual and team with the largest donations will receive an award and their choice from our Treasure chest of prizes.
Register at your Favorite Specialty Running Store:
In-Store Registration will be available from Aug 2nd through Aug 16th at noon at the following location:
Runners Roost - Denver
Here are some ways to increase your support:
Sign up as many friends & family as you can
Take the challenge and set up a fundraising page (click the donate/fundraise button above), great prizes can be won. You can raise funds as a team or individually.
Donate and make a difference!
Invite your friends via email or post to your facebook account (easy to use buttons for invite and FaceBook at end of registration).
Join us after the race for a family festival With fun for everyone. We will have facepainting, games, a kiddie fun run,a band, a prize drawing,a pancake and sausage breakfast, a prize drawing and a sponsor expo with over 20 exhibitors.
Avoid the evet day lines and come to Advance Packet Pickup, Saturday, August 17th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Runners Roost Denver (Colorado Boulevard and Mexico).
Event day packet pickup will begin at 7 a.m. on event day.
Adults: $30.00 12 Under: $20.00 Family Four Pack: $85.00 (Online Only)
Strollers and leashed friendly dogs are welcome
Sleep in for Research - can't make it out to the event, but still want to support and get our great event t-shirt? Sign up for our Sleep in for Research and support our mission. T-shirts will be mailed to you. $35 - Sleep in for Resarch