This year our family friendly event is going to “Run to Summer Fun” through downtown Baton Rouge. The whole family can enjoy participating in the 5K run or 1 mile fun run/walk. When your race is over there will be live entertainment, food, and fun. Awards will be given for the overall top male and female finishers as well as the fastest three men and women in each age group. There is even an award for the most creative “Best Summer Costume”.
***T-shirts and goody bags will be guaranteed to all pre-registered participants*** Online pre–registration is open until May 17 at 11:59pm, and mail-in pre-registration must be postmarked by May 17. Online registration will continue to be available at until May 24 at 11:59pm. Race day registrants are encouraged to arrive early. Race event location is in downtown Baton Rouge at North Boulevard Town Square directly behind the starting line at North Boulevard and North 3rd Street.
*** TEAMS WELCOME ***
Corporations, businesses, clubs, and groups of caring individuals are invited to form a team and join us in supporting the children of St Jude! Through team member’s registration fees, donations and/or creative fundraising ideas each participating team will earn special recognition. One team will win the coveted “Team Award”. Contact us to learn how your team can participate at firstname.lastname@example.org
Race Packet Pick-Up
Race packet, goody bags, and T-shirt pickup will be available Friday May 24th from 10am - 6:30 pm at FLEET FEET SPORTS (6251 Perkins Rd Suite C, Baton Rouge, LA 70808). Pickup will also be available at the registration desk on race day.
Race Day Schedule
7:00am – Packet pickup and same day registration starts / 7:55am – Packet pickup and same day registration closes / 8:00 – Start of the 1 mile fun run/walk / 8:30 – Start of the 5K run / Awards ceremony will begin after the completion of the 5K race
This event is sanctioned by Club South Runners and does not use the time chip system.
If you have any questions about the Run for the Children, or would like to participate as a volunteer, check out our website at www,runforthechildrenbr.com or contact us at email@example.com.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is the world’s premier center for the research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases. Since 1962 when the hospital opened, thousands of children from all 50 states and from around the world have been treated at St. Jude. Thousands more worldwide have benefited from research that St. Jude freely shares with the global medical community. Families never pay for treatment that is not covered by insurance. No child is denied treatment because of a family’s inability to pay. Net proceeds generated by the event will allow St. Jude’s physicians and scientists to continue pioneering treatments that have helped push the overall survival rates for childhood cancers from less than 20 percent in 1962 to more than 80 percent today. The survival rate for the most common form of childhood cancer, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, has risen from just 4 percent in 1962 to 94 percent today.