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For the past six years, Keep Punching has hosted our Keep Punching 5k and 1 Mile Walk in Towson, MD to bring awareness and raise funds for patients with brain cancer, their families, healthcare providers, and researchers. Each year our Keep Punching community comes together to walk or run with the goal of knocking brain cancer out for the count!
Due to the current circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the decision to transition our annual event to a virtual walk/run with the safety and comfort of our participants in mind. We will have events throughout the week that will include: running with a live DJ, online raffles, social media challenges, and more! Our hope is that you can have the same fun and meaningful experience, from the comfort and safety of your own homes. More details to follow in upcoming emails and social media postings.
Keep Punching is a 100% volunteered-based organization that supports healthcare providers and researchers in their fight to prevent and eradicate brain cancer and minimize treatment-related side effects that may impact function and comfort. Funds raised through this event assist patients with brain cancer and their families; providers who are pursuing integrative approaches to healing; and researchers who are investigating traditional and complementary cancer-related therapies. We are looking forward to continuing these efforts and coming together virtually in honor and in memory of those impacted by brain cancer. Our virtual race will still allow for fundraising efforts and we encourage our participants and teams to continue to share your stories and inspire each other through your amazing bravery and efforts. We will be offering fundraising incentives, event prizes, and methods to allow runners and walkers to track their steps and time. Thank you to everyone for your continued support and for making this race so special and impactful every year. We will share more details with registrants as we continue to plan for this year’s virtual event.
7th Annual Keep Punching Virtual 5k Run and Virtual 1 Mile Walk
Keep Punching, is a 100% volunteered-based organization that supports patients, healthcare providers, and researchers in their fight to prevent and eradicate brain cancer and minimize treatment-related side effects that many impact function and comfort. Funds raised assist brain cancer patients and families; providers who are pursuing integrative approaches to healing; and researchers who are investigating traditional and complementary cancer-related therapies. More information on Keep Punching can be found at the official website, www.KeepPunching.org.
$25 ($14 ages 18 & under)
1 Mile Walk Registration:
Register by September 25th to guarantee a shirt.
Fundraising: You will be prompted to fundraise after the registration process. Please help us out further by choosing to do so.
There are no refunds of entry given for this event.
5K Runners will be able to submit their results through text or email (if opted in) or through the runsignup.com results page on the weekend of October 12th and October 18th. You must run your 5K (3.1 mile) race during this time period to be listed in the official results and be eligible for overall awards. If you have questions about submitting results don't hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, October 3rd from 10AM-2PM
Charm City Run Timonium
2045 York Road
Timonium, MD 21093
Please note: All race packets not picked up at our in-person packet pick-up will be shipped to registrants using the mailing address entered during the registration process.
Please wear a face covering upon arrival, and maintain 6ft of space between other people waiting in line.
The top male and female finisher will receive an award.
Note: If you intend to compete for time-based overall award you will need a method of recording your time and distance - a GPS watch, phone app (MapMyRun, Strava, etc.), or a treadmill. To maintain the integrity of the competition as best as possible award winners must submit photo proof of GPS/run data to verify time and distance (photo of treadmill with time & distance, photo/screenshot of run tracker, etc.). Award winners will be emailed when the results submission period closes and asked to reply with their photo/screenshot. You must run the full distance of the event you selected in order to qualify, so for our purposes that is 3.1 miles for the 5k. If a performance cannot be verified, the award will roll down to the next participant.
Largest Team Award
Help us reach our fund-raising goal of $30,000!
Tech t-shirts will be guaranteed to all 5k participants who register by September 25th (sizes and availability not guaranteed to those registering after September 25th). Participants signing up for the 1 mile walk will receive cotton race shirts, and must register by September 25th to be guaranteed their requested size.
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