Events

Place

Hutchinson Square
Summerville, SC US 29483

Description

Teal Diva is hosting our 7th Annual 5k run/walk event on Saturday, September 30, 2023 in Summerville, SC.

Teal Diva focuses on the mental and emotional health of those affected by a gynecologic cancer. Our goal is to meet our community where they are by connecting with newly diagnosed women, survivors, and their support network.  Our programs include, but are not limited to active treatment support, celebrating survivorship, and honoring legacies, all while providing strength through connection. Teal Diva strives to touch every woman diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer. We honor and celebrate those who have joined or have been impacted by this unique sisterhood. Our shared stories foster strength, hope and resilience.
Our 2022 theme is the Curvy Palm and we love it so much we want to incorporate it into our 2023 theme.  We saw a social media post about a palm tree that fell over, refused to die, and curved right back up! Whether you are supporting someone currently battling, someone who has battled, or honoring someone who has passed on, as hard as it sometimes can be we must always get back up! We move forward for her! 
What's the story with ovarian and other gynecologic cancers? Why is it so different?
Symptoms of ovarian cancer often mimic what women face on a monthly basis (bloating, trouble with your bladder, abdominal pain, eating less and feeling full) making it hard to detect and has given it the nickname, Silent Killer.  The most unbelievable and upsetting thing about ovarian cancer is that there is not a screening test -- That means the PapSmear tests for cervical cancer, much like the Mammogram tests for breast cancer, but there is absolutely NO test currently that pre-screens for ovarian cancer. Until a screening test is in place for ovarian cancer, it is up to all of us to know the symptoms and ask questions. If caught in early stages, ovarian cancer is 90% more treatable in most cases. 
 
Proceeds from the 5k will allow Teal Diva to continue making a difference in the lives of those within the communities we serve through quality of life programming and community advocacy!   
 
Thank you for using your voice and helping us raise awareness of all gynecologic cancers.  

2023 Race Packages

 

 

 

 

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Presenting Sponsor

Memorial Sponsor

Entertainment Sponsor

Race Bib Sponsor

Mile for Her Sponsor

Cancer Advocate Sponsor

In Kind Sponsor

Race Day Vendor

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where is the location of the race? The race will take place Little Main at Hutchinson Square Park in Summerville, SC. 
 
Q: Where and what time is packet pickup? Packet Pick up will be on Friday, September 29, 2023  10:00 am until 2:00 pm and on race morning 7:30a to 8:15a at Hutchinson Square Park. 
September 29th packet pick up will be at Wood's Ace Hardware; 713 Old Trolley Rd, Summerville, SC 29485. Virtual packets will be mailed; they will NOT be on-site at packet pickup nor on race day.
 
Q: I registered for the virtual event, can I 'pick up' my packet? We are not offering in person pickup for anyone registered for the virtual race.
 
Q: Can I register at packet pick up? What about on race day? Do you accept credit cards at packet pick up and/or on race day? YES! Registration is open until about 10 minutes prior to the beginning of the race but we can’t guarantee shirt/goodies bag. Packet pickup will open at 7:30a on race morning. But there will be NO virtual packet pick ups available for in person pick up. We accept cash and credit card. 
 
Q: Can I pick up my friend’s packet? YES! You only need the name they registered under to do so. Be sure to coordinate, we have had situations where someone picked up a packet for another and the original runner also showed up asking for their packet. Some of our larger teams have opted to pick up for their entire team. Get with your team captain ahead of time to see of they will have your packet for you or if you will need to check in.
 
Q: The shirt in my packet doesn’t fit, can I exchange it for a different size? We post deadlines for shirt size selection, and order shirts in advance according to what you selected if you register by those deadlines. We estimate the remainder. If we have any extras after the virtual race closes you are welcome to exchange, but if the race fills, extras for exchange are unlikely.
 
Q: Will there by bathrooms? YES! We will have porta-potties.
 
Q: Will there be awards for top finishers of different age groups? YES! We have 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place medals for the top three finishers in each age group for both male and female. 12-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+ and prizes for the top 3 overall finishers both male and female. 
 
Q: What is the terrain like on the course? The course is on paved streets.
 
Q: Are pets allowed? Friendly, well mannered dogs are allowed. Please no retractable leashes and don't forget your poop bags and water for your pet.
 
Q: What about baby strollers and wheel chairs? Strollers and wheel chairs are welcomed. 
 
Q: When will virtual packets be mailed? We will have two virtual mailings. The first one will be the the week prior to the race and the second mailing will happen the week following the race. 
 
Q: Will there be something specific for gynecologic cancer survivors? YES! We will have a Survivor Boutique. We will be handing out teal beads to all gyn cancer survivors and purple beads to survivors of other cancers. Gynecologic Cancer survivors will receive additional swag in this area as well.   
 
Q: Will there be water and food on race day? YES! We will have course water and finish line water available provided by Coca-Cola. There are super cute cafe's and restaurants within walking distance of the course too. 
 
Q: I registered but now I can’t make it, can I get a refund or defer my registration to next year? There is NO RAINCHECK for this event. Your entry fee for this year’s event CANNOT be transferred to next year’s event, and there are NO REFUNDS. We will accept your registration as a donation in the event you cannot join us. This policy stays in effect whether you are injured, have an unexpected business or family emergency, pregnancy, etc. There are NO exceptions. 
 
Q: I registered for the in person event, but can't make it, can you mail my race packet to me? We can invoice you for the shipping and mail your packet to you.
 
Q: When will the race results be posted? In person race results will usually be posted the same day on this website barring any wild interruption and virtual results will be posted by each individual. Instructions will be sent to virtual participants with how to do this. 
 
Q: I left early, but it looks like I won an award. Can you mail it to me? No, we do not mail out awards after the race. You can pick up your award at the Teal Diva office within 30 days of the in person event. Reach out to Shannon at Shannon@tealdiva.org as she will be in town until Sunday. 

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