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Stephenson Cancer Center Hosts 10K/5K Race on Oct. 6

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The OU Health campus in Oklahoma City will soon welcome more than a thousand runners and volunteers from across the state who will participate in Stephenson Cancer Center’s Outpace Cancer Race. The race, which includes 10K and 5K events as well as a one-mile walk, will take place on Sunday, Oct. 6, beginning at 8 a.m.

“Battling cancer is very much like a race with peaks and valleys, with mental as well as physical challenges,” said James Bost, race co-chair and cancer survivor. “The Outpace Cancer Race embraces that view and provides a challenging opportunity that results in additional funding to support cancer research that will help Oklahomans face cancer with the most advanced treatment and care.”

The race will begin and end at the Stephenson Cancer Center, 800 NE 10th St., winding across the OU Health campus and nearby neighborhoods, including Lincoln Terrace. The 10K/5K routes are certified by USA Track and Field, and official course maps can be downloaded here.

The fundraiser will benefit cancer research and patient services at Stephenson Cancer Center, ranked in the Top 50 in the nation for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report, and the only National Cancer Institute-Designated Cancer Center in Oklahoma.

All are welcome and encouraged to participate in this family-friendly event, which also includes a post-race block party complete with food trucks and kid-friendly activities. An opportunity to commemorate patients’ cancer journeys and pay tribute to loved ones affected by cancer will also be available.

Volunteers are also needed for the race. If you are interested in helping, visit outpacecancer.com.