The sixth annual Elizabeth’s Outrun Melanoma 5K and Walk will take place on Saturday, May 12 at Enterprise South Nature Park, 190 Still Hollow Loop in Chattanooga
"Skin cancer is the most common cancer and affects men and women of all ages. Melanoma causes the most skin cancer deaths. As we gear up for summer when more people are likely to be exposed to the sun’s damaging UV rays, the 6th annual Elizabeth’s Outrun Melanoma 5K and Walk is a perfect family activity to help raise awareness and support a great cause," officials said. "This is a family friendly event that can be done as a timed 5K run or a relaxing 1-mile walk at beautiful Enterprise South Nature Park."
Registration, check-in and warm-up activities begin at 8 a.m. The 5K Run/1 Mile Walk starts at 9 a.m. Participants can access Enterprise South Nature Park from Interstate 75 via exit 9, Volkswagen Drive or from Bonny Oaks Drive via Volkswagen Drive.
The entry fee is $30 for runners and $25 for walkers. Children under 12 are free. A t-shirt and chance at door prizes comes with each entry fee of $25 or more. The first 250 registrants will also receive a free UV protectant hat. To register, visit www.memorial.org/race.
"You can also set your own fundraising goal at the site to make even more of an impact. Proceeds of this event benefit the Elizabeth R. Smith Melanoma Fund at CHI Memorial Rees Skillern Cancer Institute, which supports the prevention, awareness and research of melanoma, a serious form of skin cancer," officials said. "Elizabeth’s Out Run Melanoma 5K and Walk is held on Mother’s Day weekend as a special tribute to Elizabeth Smith, who passed away from melanoma on Mother’s Day 2009."
For more information about Elizabeth’s Outrun Melanoma 5K and Walk, call the CHI Memorial Foundation at 423-495-7465. Sponsorships are available.