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Brainerd Lakes Race for the Cure®
Thank to those the supported the 17th Annual
Susan G. Komen Brainerd Lakes Race for the Cure®,
on June 25, 2016!
Since July of 2000, the annual Susan G. Komen Brainerd Lakes Race for the Cure® has been one of our biggest fundraisers. It is held in conjunction with the Community Action 4th of July celebrations, on the last Saturday in June.
EVENTS - Participants may choose to run in the 5K, walk a 5K or walk a 1 mile course with commemorative T-shirts to all, along with eligibility for door prizes. 5K Runners also receive age group awards. If they can’t participate physically or cannot attend, people may enter as a Spirit Runner and still support the event and receive a T-shirt. In addition, Kiwanis sponsors Kids for the Cure® Races on the track for 2-10 year olds at age appropriate distances with special goody bags for participants. NEW THIS YEAR- The Kids for the Cure Races will be held the evening before the Race on Friday, June 24th!
- TEAMS may be formed of individuals entered in any of the events for additional competitive spirit and awards. Categories are Corporate, Community Group, and Family/Friends.
- BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS are recognized with a special pink T-shirt (gray for men) courtesy of Bank of America and have special treats and drawings just for them in the Survivor Tent on Race Day. They may also have a photo taken near the tent - either alone or with significant supporters. A group photo of all survivors is taken just before the 5K Run.
- REGISTRATION - Participants are encouraged to enter online or they may choose to download and mail an entry form. Paper forms are also available at many local businesses.
- FUNDRAISING - Friends for the Cure® are those who collect extra donations and are eligible for additional thank you premiums and prizes. People can donate online or by mail, in general, in support of a participant, and/or to honor someone touched by breast cancer.
- SPONSORS – We are greatly appreciative of our local sponsors - without their monetary and in-kind contribution support this event could not be held.
- GRANTS – 75% of net profits is granted to entities within Minnesota for breast cancer programs. At least 25% goes directly to the Susan G. Komen® Award and Research Grants Program for groundbreaking research.
We LIVE Here. We RACE Here. We SAVE LIVES Here!