Sunday, the first-ever ‘Our Colors Run Together’ 5k Run/Walk sponsored by the Rio Grande Health Foundation sprints to a start at Cohen Stadium.
Organizers are expecting over 5,000 participants to run or walk for awareness about cancer, in it’s various forms, by wearing the color of the cancer that represents the disease that has affected them the most.
One hundred percent of proceeds raised at this year’s run will stay in El Paso to assist cancer patients and their families.
Participants who have pre-registered can pick up race packets on Saturday, April 1 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Cielo Vista Mall’s main entrance, lower level in front of Dillard’s. If you haven’t registered yet, don’t worry– you can also do that ahead of time at Cielo Vista Mall during the same hours.
Race day at Cohen Stadium, registration begins at 7 a.m. and will last through 9:30 a.m. A variety of events, including vendor booths and even a Zumba and Jazzercize event will be held on race day.
The competitive 5k begins at 8:30 a.m. followed by the non-competitive walk/run at 9 a.m.
Each cancer color has a different color, you’re encouraged to wear the color that has affected you or your family. Those colors can be found below:
- Lavender – All Cancers
- Dark Blue – Anal, Colon & Rectal
- Teal – Ovarian, Cervical & Uterine
- Light Blue – Prostate
- Lime Green – Lymphoma
- Dark Green – Gallbladder, Liver & Kidney
- Yellow – Bladder
- Orange – Leukemia
- Pink – Breast
- Black – Melanoma
- Grey – Brain
- White – Lung Cancer
Visit www.ourcolorsruntogether.com for more info or to register.