Women’s Race Featuring New Date, Time, and Race Details to Take Place on May 13
Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
WILMINGTON, DE (March 12, 2018)—The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition and Races2Run are pleased to announce that the Seventh Annual Ultra Pure Gold Race for the Pink Ribbon 5K/10K will take place on Sunday, May 13 on the Wilmington Riverfront. The Women’s Only Race, which was previously held in September, has been moved to Mother’s Day to raise awareness and remember the many women, mothers and daughters, who have been affected by this disease.
The women’s race was started by Races2Run Director, Barb Kursh in honor and in memory of her three friends who were touched by the disease, Renee “Betty” Ridenour, Debbie “Snake” Bruss and Marsha Gullo Frerichs. In 2011, Races2Run partnered with the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition to raise proceeds to support the local fight against breast cancer.
This year’s race features a 5K and 10K, along with a new course map, and various awards and amenities. Registrants can sign up for standard entry or VIP admission for a small upcharge. All proceeds will benefit DBCC’s programs that increase breast cancer awareness, promote the importance of early detection, provide access to mammograms, cervical cancer screenings, and bilingual support and resources to women and men in the local community who are newly diagnosed or facing a recurrence of breast cancer.
On-site race registration will open at 8:00 am on May 13 and the race will begin at 9:00 am. The first 135 registered participants will receive a wine glass. All race registrants will receive a performance t-shirt and admittance to the post-race party with music, wine garden and beer for those 21 years of age and older. Online registration is available at http://www.races2run.com and costs vary per date of sign up, 5K or 10K course, and entry status. Participants can register as individuals or as part of a team. Awards will be presented to female runners in five age groups and teams will also be awarded. The event will take place rain or shine and the 5K/10K courses are USATF certified fast flat. NOVA Timing Systems will chip time using MyLaps bib tags.
DBCC’s communications director, Beth Krallis is looking forward to the seventh annual 5K. She noted that, “Breast cancer is primarily a disease that affects women, nearly one in eight will be touched in their lifetime. For that reason, having an event that is just women, and now on Mother’s Day, is very important and unique. We hope families will come out on this special day to honor, remember, recognize, or support, a woman in their life affected by this disease.”
The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition is a 501(c)(3) organization offering statewide programs and services of education, outreach, and early detection and treatment of breast cancer. Its mission is to create a community where every person diagnosed with breast cancer is a survivor, and fear and doubt are replaced with knowledge and hope.
Headquartered in Wilmington with offices in Sussex and Kent Counties, DBCC’s programs reach diverse communities to deliver messages that address their unique concerns about breast cancer and early detection. Recognizing the barriers of language, culture, and economics, DBCC trains community advocates to educate and encourage women to take responsibility for breast health. DBCC helps women with low incomes and those with little or no insurance to receive free or reduced-cost care.
DBCC also supports the National Breast Cancer Coalition and their research efforts by helping to facilitate participation in local clinical trials. All funds raised for DBCC support programs in Delaware and the neighboring areas in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New Jersey.
For more information about the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, call 866-312-DBCC (3222) or visit the website at http://www.debreastcancer.org.