The Fourth Annual Fearless 5K for Childhood Cancer Awareness will take place this Saturday, August 20, 2016, at Goshen Memorial Park in Mechanicsburg, Ohio. This scenic race on a cross country course is nestled in the beautiful landscape of Champaign County and was originally created to benefit Mechanicsburg high school student, Ellie Herdman, diagnosed with Osteosarcoma at the age of 16. Now a survivor, Ellie just completed her freshman year at Wright State University, where she is fulfilling her dream of becoming a pediatric nurse.
The race is hosted by Running4Life, a non-profit organization (501c3) to raise money for children with life-threatening illnesses. Because of generous contributions and the nearly 1000 people who ran, walked, skipped, cheered and sponsored the past Fearless 5K races, this organization has been able to assist and provide much-needed relief to families with medical and travel expenses.
Last year, Running for Life helped a dozen children and their families facing this disease. This year, our community will come together once again, to help Jillian Ripley, an 11-year-old from Mechanicsburg, a little girl that participated in Ellie’s races, not knowing that she would be facing this disease herself. Jillian has also been diagnosed with Osteosarcoma and has begun her chemotherapy. Ellie has vowed to be by Jillian’s side every step of the way and we want to ease the burden to Jillian and her family. Please help these girls and the many other children that will be diagnosed with cancer this year.
The race begins at 10am, with registration opening at 8am. Registration is $35 and includes a t-shirt. There will also be a Kids Fun Run prior to the 10am race for children 10 and under. The cost is $15 and includes a t-shirt, medal and free admission to the bounce houses!
Save time on race morning and pick up your race number and packet early!
There will be race day packet pickup and registration at the race site prior to the race start. This will begin at 8:30am.
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Mechanicsburg, OH US 43044