ELKHART LAKE — The annual American Cancer Society Road America Walk/Run is just around the corner, but there’s still plenty of time to register.
Marking its 34th year, the oldest closed circuit road race in the state is set for 10 AM on Saturday, October 27 at the Road America Race Track in Elkhart Lake.
Last year, nearly 2,500 runners and walkers participated in the event, raising approximately $149,000 for cancer research.
The success of the event is tied to the altruism of the local community, according to the American Cancer Society’s Sheboygan-area representative.
“Individuals and companies in the Sheboygan County are extremely generous and supportive,” said Anthony Geraci, of the American Cancer Society Midwest Division. “Cancer has touched almost every one on a very personal level. This event really exemplifies the generous, caring spirit of people here and is a way to bring hope to all of us.”
Participants may compete as individuals or sign up to raise money and participate as a team. To register or for more information about this family-friendly event, visit community.acsevents.org/roadamerica.
All participants receive a long-sleeve t-shirt specially designed by Sheboygan artist Patty Mayer. Trophies are awarded to the top male and female runners and winners of each age category. Second- and third-place age-group winners receive medals. Runners will be timed with Champion Chip Timing. Entry fee is $15 ($20 on race day).
The 4-mile run and walk is held each year in October to raise funds to help fight cancer, drawing thousands of participants mostly from the local area.
For more information, call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-947-0487.