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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