American Cancer Society 5k to be Part of Race 13.1 Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH, November 17, 2015 – The inaugural Race 13.1 Cincinnati race, set for June 4, 2016, is proud to be announce its partnership to fight cancer alongside the American Cancer Society’s Cincinnati chapter.
The Race 13.1 half marathon and 10k with the American Cancer Society 5k will start and finish at Miami Whitewater Park adjacent to the picturesque Miami Whitewater Forest Lake, providing a great setting for a race. Race 13.1 Cincinnati is part of the Race 13.1 half marathon series that will include more than 25 races in 10 states in 2016. Every Race 13.1 event strives to provide runners ‘Big Race Perks with Local Race Convenience.’ More than 20,000 people have participated in a Race 13.1 event over the past 2 years, and 97% of participants have said they would recommend Race 13.1 to a friend.
“We are thrilled about partnering with American Cancer Society to produce a first class 5k to fight cancer,” said Race 13.1 Founder and CEO, John Kane. “Our ‘Race in a Race’ program will allow American Cancer Society to benefit from branding and fundraising opportunities offered by a first class running event without the time demands an event like this normally requires from staff and volunteers. Furthermore, runners will get to enjoy the fun and supportive atmosphere offered each and every Race 13.1 event.”
The American Cancer Society is the largest voluntary health organization in the United States. Their efforts have contributed to a 20% decline in cancer death rates since 1991, and a 50% drop in smoking rates. The Cincinnati chapter is responsible for more than 30 annual Relay for Life events that are life-changing cancer fundraising events that help Cincinnati fight back against cancer.
“To achieve our mission of eradicating the death and suffering caused by cancer, it is critical to have active and aware communities,” said Meghan Clarke, Senior Manager of Relay For Life. “We are proud to partner with Race 13.1 Cincinnati to give runners the opportunity to make their miles matter in the fight against cancer.”
The official start time for the half marathon is 7:00 a.m. The 5k and 10k will start at 7:15 a.m. The cost to register varies from $29 to $85 depending on the race distance and how far in advance of the race participants register.
Race 13.1 is a sports marketing and events company focused on the production of first class half marathon events in medium to large sized cities. The race series has grown from 5 North Carolina events in 2014 to more than 25 races in 10 states in 2016. More than 25,000 runners are expected to complete Race 13.1 events in 2016. Race 13.1’s mission is to help people start or maintain healthy lifestyles by creating the premier half marathon racing experience for all levels of runners, delivering the highest level of customer service with a consistent race environment, while exceeding the expectations of our participants, partners, and the communities we serve. To learn more about Race 13.1, visitwww.Race131.com.
About American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers saving lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society’s efforts have contributed to a 20 percent decline in cancer death rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. Thanks in part to our progress nearly 14 million Americans who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will celebrate more birthdays this year. As we celebrate over 100 years of service, we’re determined to finish the fight against cancer. We’re finding cures as the nation’s largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings, clean air, and more. For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org