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Blackburn Chasing the Cure was founded in honor of Megan Blackburn’s mom, who is a breast cancer survivor and in memory of Megan’s aunt. The foundation was also created in memory of Corey Hoehn, who lost his life at the young age of 15 to Ewing’s sarcoma. The Blackburn Chasing the Cure Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit that strives to ease the burdens of families during difficult times, so they can focus solely on their loved ones who are battling breast cancer or childhood cancer.
Honda Marysville has orchestrated the successful Run4Kids which benefits the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF) for more than 14 years. This run has historically brought together 550+ individuals of all ages to honor “Stars” who lost their battle to this deadliest form of childhood cancer and Stars who are undergoing treatment or living with the side effects of a brain tumor. Annually, Honda Marysville supports the PBTF through the Ride For Kids and this very own 5K.
Why this week? September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Together, while apart, we are keeping awareness alive for these causes that will affect more than 300,000 individuals in 2020 while honoring those close to us who have been in this fight.
We honor the strength of patients and caregivers. We hope that you will too.
Step 1: Choose the TEAM you wish to honor and register to run/walk your own a 5K on a course of your choosing! Register no later than August 30th to guarantee that your shirt is received by race week.
Step 2: You’ve got mail! Excitedly, open your race envelope with your swag 😊
Step 3: Wearing your swag for your “Star” Team go out and run or walk your 5K. You can be creative and break your walk/run up into several days (if you’re a miler and not a 5k) or create a fun challenge for your team!
Step 4: Post pictures of your run to Facebook or Instagram by mentioning or using #blackburnchasingthecure #hondamarysvillerun4kids #IMPACT60 #yougivewegive. This is a very important step! We want to see your faces and show our Stars since we can’t be together. Share, Share, Share!
Step 5: Submit your time to be added to the race results board. Details will be provided both on the race page under the results header and emailed prior to race week!
Even though we're virtual this year, you'll still get real swag! For registrations received by September 1st, you’re guaranteed a t-shirt as well as what’s below!
Special Edition 2020 T-Shirt (only available for registrants through September 1st)
A neck gaiter in your STAR TEAM Color for the first 25 participants per team who register (wear it proudly and more than once!)
Virtual Race Bib - details for accessing will be provided prior to race day
RaceJoy Tracking App - you can use this FREE optional app to both track your distance and report your time, as well as share with your friends/family so they can be a virtual spectator for your race!
Online Finisher Certificate - this will be accessible on your personal results page. Once you've loaded your results during race week, you can click on the results header, find your name, and click on your name to access your digital finisher certificate!
Entry into a random drawing for assorted gift cards valued at $10-$50!
Entry into a random drawing for a “spa day” for your car – complete interior and exterior detail compliments of Honda Marysville a $300 value!
Entry into a random drawing for an official NFL football signed by the players and coaches of the Carolina Panthers!
FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM – WE NEED YOU! Find our pages using the hashtags below! Like, Follow and Invite your friends on Facebook.
#blackburnchasingthecure #hondamarysvillerun4kids #IMPACT60 #yougivewegive
Every Team that you see below Honors a “Star”. Click on each team to learn more about the child, adolescent, or adult who has fought cancer. You’ll register for a team and wear that color in their honor. The goal is that every Star has at least 50 participants. Bring the People. Save Lives.
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.
Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!
We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Blackburn Chasing the Cure and Honda Marysville Run4Kids Special Edition 5K Run/Walk.
Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!
Some key RaceJoy features include:
Like this page and invite your friends on Facebook.