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Additional race information can be found at https://thecrawfordcrew.org/strengthincolors5k/.
It’s back and in-person — Our Strength in Colors 5K will be held on Sunday, July 25th, at McNamara Park in Galena! We are excited to offer a Kid’s Dash for the 10 and under age group which will run at approximately 8:45 a.m. followed by the 9:00 a.m. start of the 5K. Both races will offer virtual and in-person registrations so anyone, anywhere can participate!
The purpose of The Crawford Crew's 5K is to Raise Awareness of HPV-Related Cancers, educate the community about prevention, and to support those in need of cancer screenings and emotional support.
According to the CDC, each year, about 35,900 new cases of cancer are associated with HPV: about 21,100 in women and 14,800 in men. (there are 6 types of these cancers) All HPV-related cancers are preventable. Screenings, annual exams, education and the HPV vaccine are prevention!
Here are the colors that represent each of the cancers that we are raising awareness for:
Packet pickup for those who elect it during the registration process will take place at Columbus Running Company's Westerville location (50 N State St, Westerville, OH 43081) on Friday, July 23 from 10 am to 8 pm and Saturday, July 24 from 10 am to 6 pm. Packet pickup is also available on race morning at the race site - McNamara Park. Virtual participants, your items will be mailed to your door (as detailed in the "shipping" section below).
There are two main parking areas at McNamara Park. The first is on the west side of the park at the shelter building (noted in yellow below). These lots are accessed off of Big Walnut Rd behind the Genoa Township building. The second is on the east side of the park by the barn (noted in red below). This lot is accessed off of S Old 3C Rd just north of Big Walnut Rd.
Registrants will receive a 2021 race t-shirt and finisher medal! See shirt image below. Please note that those registered by 11:59 PM on July 1 are guaranteed a shirt. Shirts are first come first serve for those registering July 2 or later. Medal will be posted as soon as it is finalized.
Register as a virtual racer by July 1st and we will mail your race swag to you in time for race day! If you register after July 1st, we will mail out your race swag but you may not receive these materials until after race day. Please note that those registered by 11:59 PM on July 1 are guaranteed a shirt. Shirts are first come first serve for those registering July 2 or later.
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