2019 Focus on Hope 5k & 1m Run/Walk
Saturday, May 18, 2018
FOCUS ON HOPE 5k & 1mile Fun Run/Walk
9:00 am Race Start
Community Cancer Center
Focus on Hope 5k & 1m Fun Run/Walk is the Community Cancer Center’s annual cancer awareness and cancer risk management education and fundraising event.
Unlike other cancer related campaigns, 100% of the proceeds raised for Focus on Hope remain in Douglas County to benefit our community. Your support dollars help community members with cancer treatment access, cancer risks awareness, and community education through our outreach programs.
We enable our community to Focus on Hope by developing outreach programs that meet the objectives and strategies that provide our community with cancer risk awareness messages and understand how to minimize their cancer risks by developing healthy lifestyle habits.
100% OF YOUR SUPPORT DOLLARS STAY IN DOUGLAS COUNTY:
In the past decade the Community Cancer Center has treated thousands of patients and waived over 2 million dollars in treatment services. Our Focus on Hope goes beyond treatment in many ways:
- Last year the Community Cancer Center provided over 450 face-to-face hours delivering our awareness and healthy lifestyle messages to our patients and the Douglas county residents.
- We engaged more than 25,000 community members through our programs and awareness campaigns
- And, currently promote more than 25 community outreach programs, events or resources that aid cancer patients during treatment, cancer survivors and community members.
- Most importantly, over the past decace, we have provided more than $3,125,000.00 in services to individuals in need.
GENERAL RACE INFORMATION:
Packet pickup is on Friday, May 17th from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Community Cancer Center. Packets will be available during race day registration.
Entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE and entries are NON-TRANSFERABLE. Sorry, no exceptions. Once we receive and accept your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate.
Registration & Fees
Youth 50 Yard DASH - (Youth under 10 ONLY!)
- FREE - Designed for youth under the age of 10 years who are not participating in the 5k or 1mile event.
- Finisher Ribbon for all participants
- 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards for top Male and Female
- $20.00 per registrant
- $5 per pet registered. Includes bib and bandana.
2019 Focus on Hope event shirts are available for order during the registration process and are $20 each.
Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. No exceptions.
Race numbers are required to participate in the 5k and 1 mile event.
March 1 - Registration opens. Registration fee is $20.
May 17th: Online REGISTRATION CLOSES at 6:00 pm!
May 17th: 4:00 - 6:00 pm Packet Pick Up & On site registration available
7:00 Vendor Set up
7:30 Race Day Registration Opens
8:00 Photo Booth Opens
8:45 Opening Ceremony
9:00 Race Start
9:45 Kids 50 yard dash
10:00 Pet Parade
10:30 Program Announcements
10:45 Awards Ceremony
*Please arrive one hour before your race to allow time to park and warm up.
I5 traveling south take exit 127 to Edenbower Blvd. Turn right onto Edenbower Blvd. From Edenbower Blvd turn right onto Stewart Parkway Blvd. The Community Cancer Center is on the right.
I5 traveling north take exit 127 to Edenbower Blvd. Turn left onto Edenbower Blvd. From Edenbower Blvd turn right onto Stewart Parkway Blvd. The Community Cancer Center is on the right.
Race Day Registration:
Race day registration is available from 6:45 am – 7:45 am. Registration will be inside the Community Cancer Center on the first floor.
Participants are encouraged to register early! Day of race registration lines can be long and timely on the morning of a race. To avoid waiting, register online or mail in early.
To the Start Line:
The race starting line is located on the Community Cancer Center Campus. Runners will leave and return to the campus.
Parking at the Event
Parking is available on and near the Community Cancer Center campus.
Traffic Delay / Road Closure
The information below is for the 2017 Focus on Hope 5k & 1m Fun Run/Walk on May 21st. Info on this page is subject to change
Saturday, May 18th
- 9:00 am – 9:05 am Traffic Delay on Mercy Drive and Van Pelt Blvd. intersection.
- 9:05 am – 10:15 am Event route along Stewart Parkway and Garden Valley Blvd will have runners and walkers - PSA's will be issued to local media to further advise vehicle traffic.
Once you cross the finish line, you’ll enter the Secure Zone, a fenced off area designated for participants only. In the Secure Zone, have your photo taken, refuel with water and refreshments and receive your finisher’s medal. Once you leave the Secure Zone, you cannot re-enter. Just outside of the Secure Zone, join family and friends.
Age Group Awards
Age group awards will be presented 3-deep for the 5K distance, for male and female categories. Winners will be announced starting at 9:00 am. Awards can be picked up at the Community Cancer Community Cancer Center tent on on campus as soon as the Results are posted.
Award categories for the 5k event include:
- Overall Male & Female Combined 1st, 2nd, & 3rd
- Top Male 1st, 2nd, & 3rd
- Top Female 1st, 2nd & 3rd
- By Age Group both Male & Female 1st, 2nd & 3rd - 10 and under, 11 – 12, 13-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
New in 2019 we are offering an opportunity to show off your best four legged friend. They've been with you through your cancer journey and has been your closest confidant and supporter.
- Best Dressed (costume)
- Best Human Look Alike
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Can I donate to the event?
Absolutely! We are happy to accept donations during registration, at the event or as a walk-in anytime. Simply fill out the donation amount when registering or let the staff know you wish to donate and how much when you visit us.
Do I have to pay a fee to participate?
Yes. The event is a fundraising and awareness campaign. Your entry fee covers the cost of the event and the access, outreach and awareness the CCC provides in our community.
Are young children allowed to participate in the events?
Yes. Children are allowed to participate in our events. If the child is under the age of 18 a parent or guardian must sign a release of liability waiver upon registering.
Do young children have to pay a registration fee to participate in the 5k or 1 mile event?
If the child is participating and wishes to have a bib number, finisher medal and finisher photo then a registration fee applies. If a child is walking in the event with an adult and does not have a bib number then they will allowed to walk the route, however, upon approaching the finish corral they exit to the spectator area and not enter the finisher area. The finisher area is reserved for participants who have paid a fee for a finish time and finisher photo.
Is there a history of race times?
Yes. We have posted a history of finisher times for events that timing was taken. To view the history visit: 2014FOH5kResults (not available), 2015FOH10k&5kResults, 2016FOH5kResults, 2017FOH5kResults, 2018FOH5kResults
Is there a fee for parking?
Parking for this event is free. CHI Mercy has sponsored parking in the overflow lot, directly across the CCC campus off Mercy Drive.
Are bicycles allowed?
Please, no bicycles, scooters, skate boards, roller blades etc. Because of the dynamics of 5k running events, these mentioned items pose as a safety risk to the other event attendees.
Are dogs allowed?
Yes. K9 are allowed to run/walk the course with their owner. ALL K9 must remain leashed at all times. It is the responsibility of the K9 owners to remove any fecal matter left by their animal.
I didn’t follow the route and went too far. Can I get my time adjusted?
No. The route maps are clearly posted and route instructions are given to all participants at the start of the event. Along the route there are arrows and course marshals to guide the participants. Each year we have a few individuals who run off course because they either didn’t listen to route instructions or used headphones while running and didn’t pay attention to the course marshal.
I cannot make packet pick up on the day before the event. Is there an onsite pick up spot?
Yes. We have onsite pick up the morning of the event.
Can I buy an event shirt the day of the event?
Most likely we will not have an excess of event T’s. If there is extra merchandise for purchase it will be located at the packet pickup area.
For more information contact: the Community Cancer Center
Angelia Freeman | Phone: 541-673-2267 ext. 5104