It was a great day…

…because of you!! Thank you to those who came out and braved the heat to run, walk, and volunteer! We hope you had a great time! The event was a great success, and we owe it all to your incredible dedication. We are always blown away by the number of fantastic people who come out to participate, donate, and help out each year…clearly an amazing group full of determination and heart! Thank you so much for honoring us with your time and efforts…your support continues to mean the world to us! Please check the updated results for this year and be sure to keep checking the gallery as pictures are added. Thank you for Running Down Cancer with us today! You make this event incredibly special by being a part of it!

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Our 3rd Annual Event is just one week away!

In just one week from today, we will be hosting our 3rd Annual Steve’s 5k to Run Down Cancer event! Come out and walk, jog, or run with us and bring the whole family for the children’s fun run and to visit with educators and feathered friends from Wild Wings! We’ll have pizza, plenty of goodies, and lots of great prizes! Please note that online registration closes on Thursday, June 15th at 11:59 pm. After that, we will be at Medved on Friday, June 16th from 4-7 pm if you would like to come out and preregister or pick up your race goodies. Then race day registration will open at 7:30 am at Stewart Lodge in Mendon Ponds Park. So excited for this year—it’s going to be a great time!! We hope to see you next Saturday!! 
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Group/Team Registrations

We now have a special discount available to groups or teams with 10 or more people interested in participating in this year’s 5k race!  We are offering a discounted registration fee of $15 per individual in these groups/teams until after Saturday, June 3rd!  If you are interested if forming a group and would like to send in paper forms, please send them in together and/or make sure a team name is indicated on each member’s entry form.  If forming your group online, please make sure the individual registering for the team has collected the race fees and information from each participant before registering the group online.  If you have any questions about group/team registrations, please send me a message!

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The 3rd Annual Steve’s 5k to Run Down Cancer..

…will be held on Saturday, June 17th 2017!  We are pleased to announce that Medved Running & Walking Outfitters and The Vagabond Inn of Naples will be sponsoring our event for the third year in a row!  We will once again be offering online registration with RunSignUp this year.  Please click on the Registration heading if you are interested in signing up for the 5k or signing up your little speedsters for the FREE Children’s Fun Run!  This year we will have technical race t-shirts available to the first 100 registered 5k participants, so please make sure to sign up early!  Please click on the Race Information heading for details on our upcoming 3rd annual event!  It is going to be our best yet!  We hope you will be a part of it!

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Thank You For A Great Day

We would like to thank everyone who came out today to participate, volunteer, and support the Wilmot Cancer Institute at this year’s Steve’s 5k to Run Down Cancer event! Runners and walkers were warriors on this hot and sunny day! We are especially honored and amazed to have met a few incredible cancer survivors who displayed their strength out on the course. To all of our generous sponsors and donors, we are grateful to you for making this the wonderful day it turned out to be, with the exceptional athletes and friends who came out to take part!

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The 2nd Annual Steve’s 5k to Run Down Cancer Race is Almost Here!

In just about one month, we will be holding our 2nd Annual Steve’s 5k to Run Down Cancer event!  Thanks to our incredible sponsors, I am very pleased to say that we will once again be giving away lots of great door prizes this year after the awards ceremony!  Additionally we will once again be awarding Medved Running and Walking Outfitters gift certificates to the first place finisher (M/F) in each age group!  We are also awarding cash prizes to overall winners in open, masters, and veteran categories as well as a special bonus to the overall M/F winner who breaks last year’s course record.  And don’t forget about the special cash award and trophy for the M/F 5k finisher who has the fastest time at the 1/2 mile mark!  The Children’s Fun Run will take place at 10 am.  Additionally, we will have special guests from the Wildlife Educators Coalition presenting in Stewart Lodge from 8 am to 10 am!  Fun for the whole family!  We will have pre-race registration and packet pick up at Medved Running and Walking Outfitters on Friday, June 17th from 4-7 pm.  If you would like to register online, please go here.  We hope to see you there!!

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The 2nd Annual Event!

Happy New Year!  Thank you to everyone who made last year’s $5000 donation to the Wilmot Cancer Institute a reality!  Our 2nd Annual Steve’s 5k to Run Down Cancer event is approaching, and with it some welcome changes!  This year we are holding a FREE Children’s Fun Run!  Also, in addition to mail in forms, we have made online registration available to all interested participants!  Please click the link here to register online!  We are looking forward to another great event with a great group of volunteers and participants who make it all possible!  We hope to see you there!

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Thank you!

I would just like to thank you all for coming out to our first annual Steve’s 5k to Run Down Cancer event this past Saturday! Your support made this first event a success! Because of you, we will be donating over $4800 to the Wilmot Cancer Institute in just this first year!!! It has been an honor to have you be a part of it all, and we hope to see you again next year on Saturday, June 18th at Mendon Ponds Park!!

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The Event

The first annual Steve’s 5k to Run Down Cancer event will take place at Mendon Ponds Park on Saturday, June 20th 2015.  The event is being held in honor of my brother, Steve Rettke, a champion, a friend, and an avid runner who passed after a 5 year long battle with cancer in February 2014, on his 30th birthday.  The event will raise money for the Wilmot Cancer Institute as well as raise awareness for Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumor, a rare and lethal sarcoma that can surface in both children and young adults.

We are asking you to join our cause in any way you can, whether it be running the race, volunteering your time, or becoming a sponsor–you can help us to help others.  You can make a difference!

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