Sunday, June 02 at 9:00 am
20th Annual Run & Ride for the Cure
Come on out for a fun day of racing to benefit local Cancer Patients! All proceeds benefit the St. John’s Hospital Foundation Cancer Patient Support Fund!Run N Ride for the Cure is a duathlon—a 5 km run combined with a 15 km ride. The start – finish is located in beautiful Wilson, Wyoming. The course follows the scenic Fish Creek Road—a beautiful two-lane country road that winds north of Wilson. The race is an “out-and-back”—with the cycling leg following Fish Creek Road to its culmination, approximately 4 ½ miles north of Wilson.
There are categories for everyone!
In addition to individual categories for men and women, there are men’s and women’s team and mixed team categories. To top it off there are categories for teens —and young kids have their own shorter race course! You’d like to participate but don’t wish to race? No problem! There is a non-timed “fun” class!
To view the sponsorship options for Run and Ride for the Cure, please download the sponsorship form!
To sign up as a sponsor of Run and Ride for the Cure, please click here!
To view race day volunteer opportunities, please click here!
For more information contact Phil Leeds at 307.733.6094 or Mary Katherine King at 307.739.7517 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Why We Do It” by Phil Leeds
A few years ago Kate McLaren, one of the founding sponsors of Run and Ride, was at a party with St. John’s Medical Center’s oncology nurse Carol Poole. Carole came up to Kate and asked, “May I tell you how your fund helped someone today?”
Carole then told Kate about a 20-year-old young man who had testicular cancer and needed chemotherapy 5 days a week. It was really harsh treatment that came with horrendous nausea (think Lance Armstrong’s description in “It’s Not About The Bike”). This young man and his mother were from a nearby community outside of Jackson, and were camping up in Curtis Campground during the treatment. Carol approached them with the idea that oncology has this fund which would pay for rooms at the Hitching Post, across from the hospital. The mom burst in to tears as they accepted the offer.
Over the past 20 years, the Run & Ride has attracted thousands of participants and raised over $185,000 for local patients and families facing financial difficulties as a result of their treatment for cancer. Last year, over 70 local cancer patients benefited from the fund.