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2020 Race Against Cancer Changes Course to Virtual Format

Posted on September 17, 2020

Thompson Cancer Survival Center’s 27th annual Race Against Cancer will take place virtually this fall. The 5K run/walk, originally scheduled for Nov. 8 at World’s Fair Park, has moved to a virtual format to allow participants to safely social distance while supporting cancer outreach, screenings and access to healthcare for those who need it most. Proceeds from the event benefit clinical research and other valuable support programs for patients and families of Thompson Cancer Survival Center.

“2020 has been a challenging year for us all, but even more so for those affected by cancer,” said Scott Warwick, President and Chief Administrative Officer, Thompson Cancer Survival Center. “Studies have shown that the impact of COVID-19 on cancer patients is more than double its impact on the general population. Because of this, to protect patients’ safety, their family and friends have been limited in attending appointments and treatments. Now more than ever, cancer patients need the valuable support programs funded by the TCSC Foundation.  Please join us in our first-ever virtual race to support cancer patients during this difficult time.”

How to “Race Your Way” Against Cancer

Several race course options are available during a flexible time frame. Between Oct. 31 and Nov. 22, runners may choose the race course that best fits their goals.

Using an app called “RaceJoy,” participants choose between two certified, timed course locations, or may create their own independent 5K route, resulting in a custom race experience that allows each person to race their way.  In addition to new interactive features like receiving virtual cheers from friends and family, audio progress at mile markers and virtual scored results, registered participants will receive a commemorative runner’s pullover to wear during their run.

Registration for the virtual event is open through Nov. 22 at RaceAgainstCancer.org.  For more information, contact: Nicole Taylor, Special Events Manager, Covenant Health Office of Philanthropy at 865-531-5210 or ataylo17@covhlth.com. 

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