Get Ready for the 6th Annual Komen Maryland Ocean City Race for the Cure
Raising money in the fight against breast cancer. That’s the goal of this weekend’s 6th Annual Susan G. Komen Maryland Ocean City Race for the Cure.
The race, which features a competitive and recreational 5K run/walk, as well as a 1 mile family-fun course, will be held Saturday, April 8, on Ocean City’s iconic boardwalk beginning at the inlet.
Komen recently announced a new bold goal to reduce the number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026. The plan includes increasing funding for research into the deadliest forms of breast cancer and investing more in programs that ensure equal access to breast health care.
We believe we can reduce breast cancer deaths by one third with no new science, simply by addressing healthcare disparities,” says Mark Roeder, executive director of Komen Maryland. “Maryland’s Eastern Shore is an area where we see inequities in breast cancer care, especially among minority populations.”
Through fundraising events like the Race for the Cure, Komen Maryland says it has invested more than $4 million to Eastern Shore programs that provide access to screening, treatment and support for survivors.
The Race Village will open at 7:30 a.m. for registration, packet pick-up and a warm-up. The race begins at 9 a.m. for both runners and walkers. The course goes up the Boardwalk to 18th Street, turns around and continues back to the inlet.
A beer garden, survivor parade and dance party will follow the race.
The Ocean City Race for the Cure Presenting and Diamond level sponsors are Seacrets, Town of Ocean City, WBOC/Fox 21, Atlantic General Hospital Cancer Center, Dunkin Donuts, Advanced Relocation, ABC2 and Today’s 101.9.
Komen Maryland Ocean City Race Day Schedule – Saturday, April 8
7:30 a.m. Survivor, Registration, Donation Tents Open
8:30 a.m. Aerobic Warm-up
9 a.m. 5K (3.1 miles) Timed Run, Recreational Run & Walk & 1 Mile Family-Fun Walk
9:45 a.m. Start Line Closes
10 a.m. Awards Ceremony
10:40 a.m. Parade of Pink (Survivor Recognition Walk)
11:00 a.m. Survivor Photo
11:30 a .m. Closing Remarks
(all times are tentative)
About Susan G. Komen and the Komen Maryland Affiliate
Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than
any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease.Komen was founded in 1982 by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Komen Maryland is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community. Through events like the Komen Maryland Ocean City Race for the Cure, Komen Maryland has invested nearly $39 in community breast health programs in Maryland and has helped contribute to the more than $920 million invested globally in research. For more information, call 410-938-8990 or visit www.komenmd.org.