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Please join us for our FIRST ANNUAL

Cancer Champions Run/Walk 2024!

Overview

Please join us for the first annual Cancer Champions Run/Walk! Choose between 1 Mile, 5K, 10K, or Virtual Participation options. All participants are encouraged to fundraise as a part of their registration either as an individual or as part of a team.

At Cancer Champions, we are proud to support those impacted by cancer through personalized fitness, nutrition, and mindset guidance. No matter where somebody is on their cancer journey, whether currently undergoing treatment, post-treatment, or if they are a care partner for somebody battling cancer, we will be there. Research has proven time and again that exercise, nutrition, and positive mindset can help improve quality of life for those battling cancer.

Proceeds from the Cancer Champions Run/Walk go to uplifting our current members as well as providing our comprehensive resources to new members who seek out our support every single day.

Event Info

Date: Saturday, September 14, 2024
Location: River Walk Park, 651 2nd Street, West Sacramento, CA 95605
Start Times: 
8:30 a.m. – 10K
8:40 a.m. – 5K
8:50 a.m. – 1 Mile

Packet Pick-Up

Packet pick-up will be available on the morning of the event, Saturday, September 14 starting at 7:30 AM, at the race site. This is the only time packet pick-up will be available.

Note: We highly suggest arriving one hour before your event start time to pick up your packet and get ready.

VENUE ADDRESS

The beautiful River Walk Park in West Sacramento is the perfect location for the Cancer Champions Run/Walk. Plenty of fresh air, sunshine, and smiles all around. See you there!

River Walk Park, 651 2nd Street, West Sacramento, CA 95605

COURSE MAPS

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Registration

HOW TO REGISTER

ENTRY FEES

Registration fees include:
Your registration includes a Cancer Champions Run/Walk T-shirt, finisher’s medal, eligibility for age group awards and special division awards, and access to post-race festivities, snacks and refreshments!

AWARDS, AGE GROUPS, & SPECIAL DIVISIONS

  • 5K and 10K: The top three finishers by gender (based on gun time) will be recognized with an award. In addition, the top three finishers by gender will be recognized with a prize in the following age divisions: 12 and under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+. Age group placement will be determined by net time. 
  • One Mile: The top three finishers by gender (based on gun time) will be recognized with an overall award. There are no age group rankings for the one mile event. 

Overall winners will also receive their age group prize. Unclaimed awards will not be mailed. Age group award winners who do not pick up their medal on race day can arrange for pick-up at a later date, subject to availability.

All age division awards will be determined based on placement by net (elapsed) time.

Age groups are as follows:

  •  5K: 9 and under, 10-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, and 90+.
  • 10K: 12 and under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
  • 1 Mile: 9 and under, 10-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

POLICIES

Refund/Cancellation Policy: All entries are NON-REFUNDABLE and are NON-TRANSFERABLE to another event. This event will occur rain or shine.

Transfers to Another Individual: If you wish to transfer your entry to a friend or family member in the case that you become injured or cannot otherwise attend, it MUST be done before 11:59 PM on September 5, 2024. There is no fee to transfer to a friend/family member but your request must be completed online through your RunSignUp account. Doing so via your RunSignUp account will send an email to your friend, who may then accept the transfer request and provide their information, shirt size and agree to the liability waiver. No phone, fax or in person requests for entry transfers.  The person to whom you are transferring your entry must complete the request on or before 11:59 PM on September 6, 2024.

Changing Registrations: Few companies allow you to change your registration, however, our friends at A Change of Pace are different! Participants can only change their race distance if you send an email before the day of the event at [email protected]. Please note: Our NO REFUND policy still applies. (This includes no refunds on any price difference)

Runner Etiquette: Due to majority of the course being on a bike path we ask runners to be respectful of those around you. Please view the course as you would a freeway; slower paced runners should stay on the right to give faster paced runners room to pass on the left.

Dogs and Strollers: We love your dogs and little ones almost as much as you do, but all strollers and dogs must start towards the back. Dogs must be well-behaved, on non-retractable leashes, comfortable in crowds and around other dogs, and not prone to jumping or barking when excited.

Beneficiary

This is our first annual Cancer Champions Run/Walk and all proceeds will benefit Cancer Champions (that’s us!) to help support those impacted by cancer through customized fitness, nutrition, and mindset guidance. By providing these amazing resources, which are designed by highly educated experts in the fields of cancer exercise, cancer nutrition, and mental health, we are positively affecting the overall quality of life of our members and their support teams.

Volunteers

Our partners at A Change of Pace consider event volunteers the backbone of each event.  From registration and finish line volunteers, to water station and course monitors, each person fulfills a critical role in both the safety and success of the race. 

Volunteering at a running event can be fun and intrinsically rewarding while providing the opportunity to be a part of the community and meet new people. There are roles for people of most ages and backgrounds and no experience is necessary! 

For this event, we have volunteer opportunities available for those looking to:

  • Volunteer and give back to the local community
  • Fulfill required community service hours (school, sorority, etc.)
  • Fundraise for a non-profit, youth organization, sports team or club, or other charitable organization 

Individuals can sign up to volunteer here. To sign up as a group, or for questions, please contact Maya Miramontes.

Sponsorship/Vendors

Sponsorship opportunities are now open! For more information, please send an email to [email protected] with the subject line “Cancer Champions Run/Walk Sponsorship“. Several levels of sponsorship opportunity are available to fit your organization’s marketing budget, ranging from $7,500 to $250.

Booth/Vendor Opportunities

BOOTH/VENDOR SPACE.
Booth/vendor space is available at every event we produce. Each space includes a 10’x10’ space enabling you showcase your product/service to the entire field of athletes.

For more information on reserving a booth, please contact Maya Miramontes.

Cancer Champions is proud to support those impacted by cancer through fitness, nutrition, and mindset programming designed around the needs and preferences of the individual battling cancer. Your organization can help support our critical mission and be recognized for it at the same time! Each level of sponsorship has unique perks listed below:

All Above Sponsors Silver level and above will receive:
*Link and Logo on Event Specific Sponsor page

*Complimentary 10×10 booth space
*Opportunity to advertise in pre-race confirmation blast (ss)
*Announcements at Race by announcer (Qty depends on Sp. level)

CUSTOMIZE YOUR OWN SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE:

Don’t see certain items that are important to you? Want to include a unique feature that will enhance your business/company/product?  Why not shoot for the moon! Email [email protected]

SUPPORTING Sponsor less than $250 (In-Kind or cash equivalent)

*Name/logo on event specific webpage
*Recognition on post event recap/special thanks e-blast

IN-KIND Donations
If your company would like to make a donation of a product or services, please contact Maya at [email protected]

Organizers gratefully accept any merchandise or gift certificates that can be given as raffle prizes.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT DEADLINES

  • Deadline for top tier sponsorships (bronze to Platinum) are 60 days prior to each Race.

 All t-shirt eligible Sponsors-ALL logos must be received 3 weeks prior to event day.  All logos must come in a Vector/EPS/Jpeg format. If no logo is provided, your business/product will be typeset on the t-shirt. If you have any questions or issues uploading, please contact Dave at [email protected].

The first annual Cancer Champions Run/Walk is made possible by our generous sponsors:

Cancer Champions is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Tax ID Number 87-1494423.