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Why participate in this run/walk?
We have donated $139,000 to help underwrite the Ovarian Cancer programs offered by the Lackey Family Clinic and the Olde Towne Medical & Dental Center to provide their patients with education, screening and treatment about this terrible disease. The O'Hare/Whitten Ovarian Cancer Memorial Endowment Fund established in November 2016 is a permanent source of funds for this cause. The Endowment Fund enables us to achieve ongoing financial sustainability in our donation efforts to help build, strengthen and support the significant Ovarian Cancer health care that Lackey and Olde Towne provide for our community. Our Run/Walk is the only annual fundraiser in the greater Williamsburg area raising funds to combat Ovarian Cancer. You can support our fundraiser by entering the run/walk, or by making a donation or by becoming a sponsor.
The majority of Ovarian Cancers are diagnosed late, after the cancer has spread. Only about 19% of women are diagnosed early, when the disease may be curable. Doctors do not know exactly what causes Ovarian Cancer. All women are at risk, however, some factors and conditions may increase a woman’s risk of developing this condition such as age (women over 50 are more likely), a family history of breast or colon cancer, and women who have never given birth. Women need to know if they may be at a higher risk for Ovarian Cancer, and if so, what actions to take. In fact, 90% of women diagnosed do not have a family history that might put them at a higher risk.
Although Ovarian Cancer is less common than breast and cervical cancer, the low five-year survival rate underscores its deadliness. The over-all 5-year survival rate for women diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer is approximately 46%, versus 89% for women diagnosed with beast cancer and 72% for women diagnosed with cervical cancer.
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From Interstate 64
Take exit 242A onto Route 199. Exit Route 199 onto Route 143 towards Williamsburg. At the first traffic light, turn right onto Penniman Road (Magruder Elementary School is on the corner). Proceed 1 block and turn left onto Hubbard Lane. Proceed straight ahead on Hubbard Lane for about 2 miles. Make a right turn onto Lakeshead Road and proceed straight for about 2 miles until you reach the park entrance.
From Route 143
At the route 143 - Penniman Road traffic light (coming from Newport News) turn right onto Penniman Road (Magruder Elementary School is on the corner). Proceed 1 block and turn left onto Hubbard Lane. Proceed straight ahead on Hubbard Lane for about 2 miles. Make a right turn onto Lakeshead Road and proceed straight for about 2 miles until you reach the park entrance.
From Downtown Williamsburg
Take the Colonial Parkway (from the Information Center area) towards Yorktown. Take the Queens Lake exit off the Colonial Parkway. At the end of the exit ramp, turn right onto Hubbard Lane, then turn right onto Lakeshead Drive and proceed straight for about 2 miles until you reach the park entrance.
Awards in the 5K Run/Walk will go to the top three (3) overall men and women and to the top three (3) in ten-year age groups for men and women from age 19 and under through age 70 and over. Awards in the 5K Competitive Walk will go to the top three (3) overall men and women. Post-race refreshments will be provided to all runners, walkers and one-mile fun participants.
5K Run/Walk Course
The Race route starts at the large park pavilion, proceeds around the softball field, takes a right turn onto Lakeshead Drive, taxes a right turn onto the sidewalk bordering Lakeshead Drive, proceeds down the sidewalk until it intersects with Lakeshead Drive, turns left onto Lakeshead Drive and returns to the softball field, proceeds around the field, turns left at the fire trail, proceeds down the fire trail until the designated turnaround just past the large meadow, proceeds back on the fire trail until the softball field, proceeds around the softball field to the large park pavilion and the finish line. See map below.
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