RALEIGH, N.C.-- People across North Carolina are literally taking steps this weekend to help find a cure for breast cancer. This year, we're celebrating the 20th annual Komen Triangle Race for the Cure, and for the first time in 19 years it’s taking place at a brand new location.
Locally the event is presented by Duke Cancer Institute. It takes place Saturday, June 11 at The Frontier, located at 800 Park Offices Drive, in Research Triangle Park.
The 5K Race includes a Competitive and Recreational Run/Walk with an out and back course and live entertainment. A 1-Mile Fun Run and Kids Dash are also part of the Race day events. An inspiring Survivor Celebration will kick off the Recreational Run/Walk, and the new Race site will include a Belk Tailgate Zone with 12 food trucks, tastings from three local breweries, corn hole and life-size yard games. A Carolina Hurricanes Family Fun Zone will offer activities for kids of all ages, including a bounce house, face painting, arts and crafts, and visits from mascots and cartoon characters.
Race Day Timeline for June 11
7:30 a.m. - Competitive 5K Race
8:15 a.m. - Survivor Celebration
9:00 a.m. - Jeanne’s Race (Women’s Only 5K Race)
9:05 a.m. - Recreational 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run
9:30 a.m. - Food Truck Rodeo and Beer Garden Opens
10:45 a.m. - Kids Dash (3-5 years old) at the Family Fun Zone
1:30 p.m. - Last shuttle bus leaves The Frontier
“For 20 years, thousands of people have come together year after year to share their passion, energy and financial resources to fight breast cancer right here in our community,” said Pam Kohl, executive director of Susan G. Komen’s North Carolina Triangle to the Coast Affiliate. “We have saved so many lives thanks to their hard work and generosity – it is that legacy that inspires all of us at Komen as we take the next steps toward the cures!”
The Race raises significant funds and awareness for breast health programs and research. Thousands come together annually at the Race to celebrate breast cancer survivors and honor those who have lost their battle with the disease.
Seventy five percent of the net event proceeds stay in the local community to support organizations and programs providing breast health education, screening and treatment for women and families in a 29-county area of central and eastern North Carolina. The remaining 25 percent supports the Susan G. Komen® National Research Grants Program, which awarded $3.8 million to Duke University and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2015.
Susan G. Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast was established in 1997 with the first Komen Triangle Race for the Cure®. Komen NCTC is dedicated to improving the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community. Through events like the Komen Triangle Race for the Cure®, the Komen Wilmington Race for the Cure® and the Finding Solutions Through Science, Scholars and Survivors Luncheon, Komen NCTC has invested over $14 million in local community breast health programs located within our 29-county service area across central and eastern North Carolina. In addition we have contributed more than $4 million towards national and global research. For more information, call 919-493-2873 or visit their website. Connect with us on social media.