RACING TO BEAT OVARIAN CANCER!
NOVEMBER 4, 2017
UPPER ARLINGTON, OH
This project was originally organized by fourth graders at Barrington Elementary School in 2009 to raise money for ovarian cancer research. In November of 2008, the disease took the lives of two of the then-third grade students’ loved ones– Molly’s mother and Dante’s grandmother. When Molly saw all the publicity for the Race for the Cure in April 2009, she approached her class to plan and host a 5K Run/Walk and 1-mile Fun Run to raise money for ovarian cancer research, and she asked Dante’s fourth grade class to help. They named the race BEAT MICHIGAN! BEAT CANCER! Racing to Beat Ovarian Cancer. It was an astonishing success, bringing together almost 900 racers and raising approximately $23,000 for ovarian cancer research. Molly and Dante are now seniors at Upper Arlington High School and together with current Barrington fourth graders, they are bringing back the race!
The students worked to find sponsors for the race so that all profits go directly to ovarian cancer research. This project is a real-life learning opportunity for these students. In addition to the race itself, the kids are making buckeye necklaces and other buckeye items to sell at the race to raise more money for the cause. Proceeds will benefit the Ovarian Cancer Research and Education in Gynecology Fund at The OSUCCC — James Cancer Hospital.
Can’t make it to Beat Michigan! Beat Cancer! but you would still like to donate?
The course begins and ends at the track at Jones Middle School and is an out-and-back course that tours the Barrington Elementary School neighborhood and south Arlington.
Early Packet Pick Up
Pre-race packet pick up will be at FrontRunner on Lane Avenue (1344 W. Lane Avenue) from Wednesday, November 1 to Friday, November 3 during store hours (10a to 8p).
All participants will receive an event shirt and post-race refreshments. The top 5 male and female finishers will receive gift cards.
5k Run/Walk (Adults) – $15 pre-registered/$20 race day
5k Run/Walk (Kids [6 to 18]) – $10 pre-registered/$15 race day
Fun Run (Kids [of any age!]) – $10 pre-registered/$15 race day
Sponsor list coming soon!