The Run for the Ribbons 5k is a race to raise awareness for the five primary gynecologic cancers- cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar. This is the first event of its kind in Mississippi. Proceeds raised will benefit the gynecologic oncology fund, which promotes continuing education and patient services.
Event details and schedule
On the day of the race, registration will begin at 7:30 AM at the Pavilion on the campus of The University of Mississippi Medical Center. The 5k race will begin at 9:00 AM, and the Fun Run will start at 10:00 AM. Awards ceremony will be held immediately after the Fun Run. An overall male/female winner will be chosen. Also, first and second places in the following age groups will be awarded:
Female: 0-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+
Male: same as above
Cancellation Policy: The event will take place rain or shine. If cancellation of the event is warranted due to dangerous weather conditions, announcements will be made race day at the race site. The event will not be cancelled in advance. All decision regarding cancellation will be made on site, race day.
Tshirts are guarenteed to participants who are registered by Saturday, September 20th. If not registered prior to September 20th, extra tshirts will be given out in the order of registration.
Participants may pick up their race packet on Friday, September 26 from the Gynecologic Oncology office. Our office is located in the Clinical Science Building on campus at UMC. Park in the Pavilion and the Clinical Science Building is located directly behind the Pavilion. Our office is on the 3rd Floor in L332. Please call 601-984-5320, Option #2 with questions.
Please check out our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1498571463712254/?context=create&source=49 for up-to-date information including race route, where to pick up race packets, parking information, and any other details.
UMMC- Gynecologic Oncology