Early-Bird Registration ($30) Ends @ Midnight Sept 7th; Rate Increases to $40!

Countdown for the Inaugural Strides Against Kids Cancer 5K Fun Run
September 21, 2024

We’re excited to invite you to join us on Saturday, September 21, 2024, for the inaugural Strides Against Kids Cancer at the Alamo Heights Swimming Pool (250 Viesca St, San Antonio, TX 78209)

Why should you lace up and register for the inaugural Strides Against Kids’ Cancer 5K?

  • Supporting Research: Funds raised from the event go directly toward researching childhood cancer. Research is crucial for developing new treatments, improving outcomes, and ultimately finding a cure.
  • Making a Difference: By participating or donating, you can directly contribute to the effort to combat childhood cancer. Every contribution, no matter how small, helps advance the cause.
  • Raising Awareness: Events like 5Ks raise awareness about childhood cancer and its impact on families. Increased awareness can lead to greater public support, advocacy, and funding for research.
  • Honoring Loved Ones: Many participants may have personal connections to childhood cancer through friends, family members, or acquaintances who have been affected. Registering can be a way to honor their memory or show support for those currently fighting.
  • Community Engagement: 5Ks often bring together a community of people who are passionate about the cause. It’s an opportunity to meet others who share similar interests and values.
  • Promoting Health and Fitness: Participating in a 5K promotes physical activity and a healthy lifestyle, which are beneficial for overall well-being.
  • Inspiration and Motivation: Seeing the enthusiasm and support of others can be inspiring and motivating. It reinforces the belief that positive change and progress can be made together in the fight against childhood cancer.

Early-Bird Rates End 9/7/24!

Donate and support our mission!

FAQs

Registration & Important Dates:

  • Early-Bird Registration $30 (ends @ Midnight, 9/7/24)
  • Full Registration: $40

Are Strollers and Dogs Allowed?

  • Yes, and yes!  Strollers and dogs (must be on a leash) can participate.

How do I Register a Team?

  • When a person wants to register, they must first click on one of the categories (Adult or child)
    When they click on that, they can “Create/Join a Team.”
  • The first person to register on a team registers as Captain and enters the Team Name  (this can be changed later)
  • Anyone who wants to join that team will Register as a Teammate and choose the team name from the drop-down menu.

How do I Register Multiple Participants on a Single Payment?

  • When the first person registers, they fill out their information, then hit “Add Another” at the bottom of the form.
  • Make sure to click on each participant’s ride category (Adult or child).
  • You can keep doing this with as many people as you like, and when you get to the payment page, you can put in one credit card.

I am a UT Health San Antonio Employee. Can I Pay for an Individual/Team with a PID?

  • Yes, we need an email sent to Brian Phillips (phillipsb@uthscsa.edu) from the PID approver with the following:
    • IDT Dept #
    • PID #
    • Fund #
    • Total amount

What is the Event Schedule?

  • 7:00A      Check-in/On-Site Registration
  • 7:30A      Opening Remarks
  • 7:45A      Group Warmup/Stretch
  • 8:00A      Runners Depart
  • 8:15A      Walkers Depart
  • 11:00A    Event ends for all participants

The Route (Strava.com)

Sponsorship Opportunites

We appreciate your interest in supporting the Inaugural Strides Against Kids Cancer 5k Fun Run/Walk, which benefits the Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute. We will host this event for its first year on Saturday, September 21, 2024, and would like your support for this important community event.

Platinum Sponsor- $5,000

  • Logo on the event website
  • Ten complimentary race entries
  • Information table at the event
  • Verbal recognition during the event
  • Four social media mentions on the Facebook event page
  • Countdown of days to the race shared on the Facebook event page (with logo)
  • Included in post-race thank you to participants posed on social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)

Gold Sponsor- $2,500

  • Five complimentary race entries
  • Information table at the event
  • Verbal recognition during the event
  • Three social media mentions on the Facebook event page
  • Countdown of days to the race shared on the Facebook event page (with logo)
  • Included in postrace thank you to participants posed on social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)

Silver Sponsor- $1,000

  • Two complimentary race entries
  • Information table at the event
  • Verbal recognition during the event
  • Two social media mentions on the Facebook event page
  • Countdown of days to the race shared on the Facebook event page (with logo)
  • Included in postrace thank you to participants posed on social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)

Sponsorship payments can be made by contacting Ytzel Rubalcava at 210-567-5317 or by a check made out to UTHealth San Antonio and sent to 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, MC 7835, San Antonio, Texas 78229, with “2024 Strides Against Kids Cancer 5k Fun Run/Walk” in the memo line.

About Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute

Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute is only one of two institutes in the United States dedicated solely to pediatric cancer research. Its 20 laboratories focus their strengths in cancer genomics, DNA repair, RNA biology, and drug development on finding more effective and less toxic treatments for childhood cancers.