The Duke Multidisciplinary Sarcoma Research Program will host its annual Strike Out for Sarcoma 5K and Family Fun Walk at its new location, WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, on Sunday, Sept. 11.
In addition to the 5K and fun walk, Strike Out for Sarcoma features post-race refreshments and fun-filled activities.
Sarcomas are a diverse but rare form of cancer that develops in cartilage, fat, muscle, fibrous tissue, blood vessels and other connective or supportive tissues of the body. The National Cancer Institute estimates that there were about 12,000 cases of soft tissue sarcoma and 3,000 cases of bone sarcomas diagnosed in 2014.
Individuals interested in participating in Strike Out for Sarcoma are encouraged to form teams and raise funds. Awards will be given for both individual and team participation. Pre-event registration is $30. Event-day registration is $35. Entry includes technical race tee-shirt, timing chip and post-race refreshments. Children 12 and under are $10 per person. Entry includes Kid’s Dash, event tee-shirt and bounce house.
Organizers hope to raise more than $50,000. Proceeds benefit the Duke Multidisciplinary Sarcoma Research Program. WakeMed Soccer Park is located at 201 Soccer Park Drive in Cary. Event-day registration and participant check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. The 5K run starts 9 a.m. Strike Out For Sarcoma also features 100-yard dash for children slated for 10 a.m. The family fun run begins at 10:15 a.m. For more information, to donate or to register, visit Strike Out For Sarcoma.