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26th Annual Avera Race is May 10

Mar 08, 2014 11:01AM ● By MED Editor

The 26th annual Avera Race Against Breast Cancer will be Saturday, May 10, at the Avera McKennan Fitness Center. Each year, the Avera Race brings together family, friends, cancer survivors and others – all racing toward a common goal: to enhance cancer care for people in Sioux Falls and surrounding communities. This event funds programs and services that benefit local cancer patients, including:

  • ·         All Women Count Program
  • ·         Avera Cancer Institute Resource Library
  • ·         BRCA genetic testing
  • ·         Breast Cancer support groups
  • ·         Cancer Fitness Program
  • ·         Genetic research for the breast cancer registry
  • ·         Integrative medicine
  • ·         Breast imaging navigator
  • ·         Wigs for cancer patients

 Last year, this event raised more than $400,000 and gathered 6,800 participants. Participants can choose their own pace: 10K run, 5K run, 3 mile walk, 1.5 mile family fun walk. The 10K/5K runs are competitive, official chip-timed events. Online registration is $30. Offline registration is $35 and race day registration is $40.  Registration for the 10K/5K runs will close on Friday, May 9, at 5 p.m. Runners who register on race day may participate, but will not be timed. To learn more or to register online, go to

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