The Susan G. Komen Columbus Race for the Cure is back, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the race.
The annual breast cancer awareness and support event has been held virtually for the last two years due to COVID-19 restrictions. On May 14, 2022, it will return in person with a virtual participation option available.
“We are really looking forward to bringing back the Race for the Cure in-person, especially as this year is a special milestone for our local event hitting 30 years,” said Alyssa Petrella with Susan G. Komen. “We have all missed the community that happens in downtown Columbus every year to run, walk and to help support our fight to end this devastating disease.”
The 30th anniversary event will take place on a brand new course that will be based in the North Bank Park area.
The race will begin at Long Street, heading east toward downtown. From there, participants will head down Rich Street, before hopping on High Street. Once they get to Nationwide Blvd, they’ll head towards the finish line at Spring Street. The family route will follow a similar, shorter route.
In the state of Ohio, 10,610 women are expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer and 1,700 will die – in 2022 alone. Advances in science and treatment have seen national breast cancer mortality rates begin to decline, but Ohio ranks 7th in the country.
If you’ll be participating virtually, you can do so through the app which will allow you to earn badges for watching inspirational videos and taking educational quizzes, participate in activity challenges, and log steps to earn a Virtual Finisher Medal. The app is available for both IPhones and Androids.
Online registration is available at komen.org/columbusrace for individuals and teams. Additionally, participants are encouraged to support Komen’s mission by raising money over and above their registration fees.
“We are anticipating an incredible year as we are marking our 30th anniversary and hopefully emerging from the pandemic,” said Petrella. “Together we can make a significant impact towards securing the resources that breast cancer patients need to help them in their journey, and for our ultimate goal of ending breast cancer forever.”
For further information about the Race, and to register, visit komen.org/columbusrace.