Join us in Jonesboro, Maine on Saturday, June 22 for the 4th Annual Crush Cancer Lobster Crawl 5K walk/run & Kids Dash!
Kids Dash - 4 pm
5k walk/run - 4:30 pm
Race location: Municipal Landing on Evergreen Point Road in Jonesboro.
The course is an out and back route on a dead end road with scenic views of the Chandler River.
BIBS & RACE PACKETS
The first 200 participants will receive a race goody bag. New this year, there will be 10 Gift Cards to local businesses randomly placed in the bags.
Register by April 1, 2024 to receive a custom race bib with your name printed on it.
Register by May 1, 2024 to receive a t-shirt.
All race packets MUST be picked prior to the conclusion of the event on June 22, 2024. Any unclaimed packets left after the event will be donated to cancer warriors. No exceptions!
Race is held rain or shine! No refunds and no bib transfers. Please make sure you can commit to the event before signing up!
NEW this year the kids Dash will be a 1k distance (about .62 miles). The race will NOT be timed.
Awards for the 5k will be:
1st Place (male & female)
2nd Place (male & female)
3rd Place (male & female)
1st, 2nd, 3rd place winners (male and female divisions) for following age groups:
14 and younger
SARAH'S HOUSE WISHLIST
We will once again be collecting wishlist items for Sarah's House. We will send out their wishlist about a month before race day. A table will be set up near check in for items to be placed on. Representatives from Sarah's House will take items back to Holden with them on race day.
Remember to wear your best lobster attire and be entered into our "lobster lover lottery". On race day wear your lobster outfit and fill out a ticket at the check-in table! You may just win a fun prize!!
The entire event is made possible by the generosity of local business and individuals, and race day would not be a success with the countless volunteers! No one is paid, money raised is donated. THANK YOU!
Create a fundraiser page! The top fundraising team and individual fundraiser will be recognized. Find this info under the "donate" tab in the race main menu. Fundraising will close two weeks prior to the event to allow time for awards to be ordered.
HONOR & REMEMBER
This is YOUR weekend to honor or remember your loved one as we've all been touched by cancer in some way. Let's come together and support one another while giving back to non-profit organizations who have helped us through difficult times. Be sure to make a poster to honor/remember your loved one. We will have them along the course if they are turned into Jonesboro Grange by June 21, 2024.
WHY CRUSH CANCER?
The Crush Cancer 5k race was created by siblings, Rebekah Hodgson & Andrew Cox, and hosted by Jonesboro Grange #357, after their father was diagnosed with bladder cancer. Watching John, their father, go through chemo treatments really opened their hearts to what others face every day. A benefit for John was unable to be held due to the pandemic and John would give you his last dollar before wanting any fundraising to be done for him. So in his spirit of giving, the race is held to honor and remember everyone who has been touched by cancer. The race was created to do two things: 1) bring others together so they know they're not alone & 2) to give back to those who are walking the same path that our family has been on.
John has given back to the local area in numerous ways in his lifetime. Through Crush Cancer we use the same pressure as a lobster claw (100 lbs per square inch) to Crush all the negativity that comes with cancer. All money raised is donated to area non-profits who help individuals and their families as they navigate a cancer diagnosis.
🦞We hope you'll join us on Saturday, June 22 in Jonesboro Maine for the 4th Annual Crush Cancer Lobster Crawl 5k and kids Dash! The race is held on a weekend before John's birthday (June 27). John is a cancer survivor and lifelong Jonesboro resident.
This is a charity race and it's being sponsored by local non-profit, Jonesboro Grange #357. All money raised (after race expenses) will be presented to Sarah's House of Maine and the Christine B Foundation.
Learn more about Sarah's House here:
Learn more about the Christine B Foundation here:
Municipal Landing - Jonesboro Maine
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