When: Saturday, June 15, 2019
Where: Fort Douglas Field at the University of Utah
Run Options: Kids' 1K, 5K, and 10K Trail
100% of funds raised support cancer research at Huntsman Cancer Institute
THE HUNTSMAN 5K
The Huntsman 5K and Kids Fun K is a family-friendly fun run for cancer and has raised over $1 million since beginning in 2014. Huntsman Cancer Foundation is excited to add a 10K trail run to the 2019 event. This chip-timed run begins and ends in the beautiful Fort Douglas area of the University of Utah. Everyone receives a t-shirt at check-in, and participants have the opportunity to raise money to receive other incentives at the event. Cross the finish line on race day and celebrate with friends and family at the Finish Line Festival with food, drinks, live music, giveaways from sponsors, games, and a kid’s zone play area.
Participants register and are able to ask their friends and family members to donate to their personal Huntsman 5K fundraising web page. 100% of funds raised support cancer research at Huntsman Cancer Institute.
RUN, WALK, OR RIDE TO FIGHT CANCER
Our mantra is “Cancer moves fast and WE have to move faster.” The Huntsman Sports Festival is more than just fun event, it’s an incredible cancer fighting community of runners, walkers, cyclists, and volunteers who help us move faster by supporting cancer research at Huntsman Cancer Institute.
In 2017, Huntsman Cancer Foundation combined the iconic Huntsman 140 cycling ride with the community-centered Huntsman 5K and Kid’s Fun K to create a single-day event, making the Huntsman Sports Festival the perfect way for anyone join in the fight against cancer.
Everyone starts and ends at the beautiful Fort Douglas area of the University of Utah campus, and cheers ring out across Fort Douglas Field as the wheels and feet of friends and family cross the finish line.
WHY SUPPORT HUNTSMAN CANCER INSTITUTE
With management of the Utah Population Database (UPDB), Huntsman Cancer Institute houses the world’s largest repository of health and genealogic records in the world. More genetic mutations for inherited cancers have been discovered at Huntsman Cancer Institute than anywhere else in the world. The genes for breast, ovarian, melanoma, head and neck cancer, colon cancer, and more, were all discovered here.
By funding efforts to better understand the beginnings of cancer and more effectively treat cancer, you help relieve suffering and improve the quality of life for cancer patients, survivors, and their families when you give. Cancer patients, caregivers, and donors are encouraged to come together in a myriad of ways to fight cancer individually and collectively through fundraising programs and events like the Huntsman Sports Festival.
OTHER WAYS TO GET INVOLVED
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