The Gorham Savings Bank Maine Marathon, Half Marathon and Marathon Relay event features an out-and-back course with rolling hills and views of the Portland skyline, the Back Cove, Casco Bay, and peak fall foliage. The Marathon is USATF certified and a Boston Marathon qualifier. The Half Marathon is also USATF certified and the Marathon Relay is a unique 2 to 4-person marathon-length event.
To best address the enormity and complexity of breast cancer, Komen Oregon and SW Washington believes that it is imperative to fund community-based breast health programs that provide culturally and linguistically appropriate education and outreach, screening and treatment coordination, navigation and support.
The Garden City Turkey Trot is every Thanksgiving day (1.4 mile fun run and 5 mile run) benefitting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
KPHO-TV CBS5 “Pay It Forward / Paul’s Car Wash”
Paul Horton, CBS 5 Morning host and meteorologist, will soon hold his 5th Annual “Pay It Forward/Paul’s Car Wash”!
Last year’s campaign raised a record $219,000. All proceeds from the week-long event at Desert Ridge Marketplace benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona.
We give a big “Thank You” to Arizonans for helping this noble cause.
The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Series, the largest series of 5K runs/fitness walks in the world, raises significant funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease. The Komen Race for the Cure is a unique event, designed and implemented to promote positive awareness, education and early detection of breast cancer. It has proved to be an enormously effective way to reach many women and men with the message that breast cancer is not necessarily fatal if mammography and breast self-exam become routine. As well as being a road race for runners, the Komen Race for the Cure is an emotionally charged event that attracts many first timers and recreational runners. The Komen Race for the Cure is an opportunity for thousands of women, men and their families, running or walking, to spread the breast cancer message within their communities.
Up to 75 percent of the funds raised at the Race remain here in the Komen Nebraska Affiliate to provide breast health research, diagnostics, screening, treatment, services and education for uninsured or under insured women. The remaining 25 percent goes to fund national research to discover the causes of breast cancer and, ultimately, its cures.
Thunder Bay Marathon – Miles with the Giant is a not-for-profit corporation based in Thunder Bay, Ontario that is run solely by volunteers.
The 3rd annual Thunder Bay Marathon-Miles with the Giant will take place on Sunday, September 23, 2012 and features a half marathon of 13.1 miles, a full marathon of 26.2 miles, 10K races and a series of associated events. The course will combine urban, park and residential settings combined with the beauty of Lake Superior’s shoreline.
March for Babies is the March of Dimes biggest fundraiser and America’s favorite walking event. March for Babies is expected to draw nearly 1 Million people to participate in more than 900 communities across the country. This exciting event will help raise monies needed to support the research, education, advocacy, and community service efforts of the March of Dimes to save babies.
Bike Around the Bay is a fully supported two-day, 150-mile bicycle ride around Galveston Bay showcasing the natural beauty of Galveston Bay and benefiting the Galveston Bay Foundation. The ride starts in Anahuac, Texas at Fort Anahuac Park and continues along a scenic route that includes many fascinating sights and highlights. Riders will spend the night in Galveston where they will enjoy an informal dinner with other cyclists and friends and family. Day 2 will bring the riders north along the west side of Galveston Bay where they will ultimately finish outside of Baytown, Texas.
March of Dimes is dedicated to improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. We carry out this mission through research, community services, education and advocacy.