10K Adds New Dimension to Race for the Cure
21st annual Vermont Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure kicks off in Manchester, on Saturday, September 21, and will be sporting a whole new dimension. This year’s race will include a U.S.A. Track and Field Certified 10K race in addition to the traditional 5K run and walk.
The 5K and 10K races will share the same starting line, on River Road at Hildene Meadows, and the same finish line. The 10K runners will take a left onto Richville Road, proceed to Cass Terrace, turn around, return to River Road, take a left, and finish the traditional course as usual.
“The more serious runners are excited,” said Komen Vermont New Hampshire President, Becky Burke. “I’m sure some our long-time 5K runners will migrate to the 10K – I’ve already heard ‘Hallelujah!’ several times – but we’re hoping that the addition of the 10K will attract new runners who weren’t interested in a 5K. We’ll see.”
To register as a timed or untimed runner in either race, or the walk, or as a Virtual Runner, click the “Register as an Individual” tab at komenvtnh.org, or form or join an existing team by clicking the appropriate buttons. Seventy-five percent of all monies raised stays in Vermont and New Hampshire, underwriting breast cancer education, screening and treatment programs; the remaining twenty-five percent is devoted to breast cancer research.