Melanoma 5K Is April 17–24

In order to keep everyone safe while educating the community about the dangers of melanoma, the ninth annual Elizabeth’s Outrun Melanoma 5K will be a virtual race April 17–24.

Since this family-friendly event is virtual, participants get to choose when and where they run. Whether in your neighborhood, on your favorite trail, or at the gym, simply run or walk a 5K between April 17–24 and send in your results. For those with a competitive spirit, there is an option to upload your official 5K time through the race GPS app.

To register as a race participant, visit memorial.org/race. The entry price is $30 and includes a race t-shirt and swag bag that will be mailed to participants. There is also a $10 entry price for those who do not want a race t-shirt or swag bag. Participants can form a fundraising team to help make an even bigger impact in our community.

All proceeds from this event benefit the Elizabeth R. Smith Melanoma Program at CHI Memorial Rees Skillern Cancer Institute, which supports the prevention, awareness, and research of melanoma, a serious form of skin cancer.

For more information about Elizabeth’s Outrun Melanoma 5K, call the CHI Memorial Foundation at (423) 495–7465. Sponsorships are available. To learn more about melanoma risk factors, symptoms, and treatment, visit memorial.org/melanoma.

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