Whitney's Race

Sat September 18, 2021 Fort Smith, AR 72916 US Directions
Time To Cure
Countdown to Race Day
Events

5K - Race, Run, Walk, or Crawl

$30 3:00PM CDT - 5:00PM CDT Price increases after August 31, 2021 at 11:59pm CDT

10K - Race or Run

$40 3:00PM CDT - 5:00PM CDT Price increases after August 31, 2021 at 11:59pm CDT

Supporting Spectator

$20 3:00PM CDT - 3:00PM CDT Price increases after August 31, 2021 at 11:59pm CDT
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://whitneysrace.org/.

Place
7500 Fort Chaffee Blvd
Fort Smith Brewery
Fort Smith, AR US 72916
Description

Whitney's Race is not just Whitney's race. It is a race against time for those yet to be afflicted with pancreatic cancer, the most deadly cancer. It is Time To Cure® pancreatic cancer. Whitney's Time To Cure® has passed. Whitney Marsh perished at age 41, November 1, 2018, ten months after diagnosis with pancreatic cancer. Five-year survival from pancreatic cancer stands at 6-9% showing little to no improvement in survival in the past 50 years despite vast medical advances across almost all other cancers. Pancreatic cancer is currently the number two cancer killer in 2020 and researchers estimate pancreatic cancer will be the number one by 2030. Diagnosis is often late begetting the need for local medical practitioner education as well as research for improved diagnostic testing and imaging. Once a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer has been made treatment usually involves chemotherapy with or without radiation therapy followed by curative intent surgery followed by more chemotherapy. Whitney was scheduled for surgery, but the day before surgery a CT scan showed cancer had spread. She died within 4 months of the CT scan while re-starting chemotherapy and running 8-10 miles or biking 30-40 miles per day. Even the super-healthy are no match. Better pre-operative treatment options are the future. Whitney’s Race will fund the Whitney Marsh Foundation Inc for local education and national research for Pancreatic Cancer. Funds will be apportioned locally and the remainder with well respected national cancer research institutes such as MD Anderson. Whitney’s Race is a race against time. It is Time To Cure® pancreatic cancer.

Whitney's Race day at Fort Chaffee will be a great day of running, racing, eating, and music. Race for your best time and afterward hang out for a great time. Bring yourself and friends to race. It is a day for family and friends who run or not. If you don't want to race come anyway. If you can't come consider a donation anytime.

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Packet Pick-Up

 

Thursday 9/16

and

Friday 9/17

4pm-6pm

Champion Cycling

5500 Massard Rd, Fort Smith, AR 72903

 

Saturday 9/18 (day of race)

12 noon - 2:30pm

Fort Smith Brewing Company

7500 Fort Chaffee Blvd, Barling, AR 72916

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