Pink “Me” Lace Up and Race 1st Annual 5K Walk/Run -

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Pink “Me” ­– a nonprofit organization dedicated to education, inspiration, and advocacy – invites you to Lace Up and Race at the inaugural 5K Walk/Run! With both an in-person and a virtual race, anybody can and should get involved, because even though death rates have declined since 1989, breast cancer is still the most commonly diagnosed cancer type. Pink “Me” Lace Up and Race 1st Annual 5K Walk/Run kicks off at Via Linda Park in Santa Fe, Saturday, October 21, 2023, from 8 – 10:30 a.m.

Registration To Race

To join the Pink “Me” Lace Up and Race challenge, all you have to do is register by Saturday, October 21, 2023, and show up on the day of the race to complete your walk/run at your own pace. For those who can’t make it to the event, there is also a virtual component, so you can support the cause from anywhere you like. To take part in this component, registration must be received by Sunday, October 15, 2023. Registration for both includes a numbered race bib, an official race t-shirt, and a finisher medal. Those taking part in the virtual race should receive their swag in the mail prior to the race.

In addition to the bib, t-shirt and medal, registration for the in-person component also includes access to mobile mammogram screenings, presented by Assured Imaging, as well as access to pre- and post-race festivities. The Pink “Me” Lace Up and Race 5K Walk/Run will be held rain or shine, so come prepared. All proceeds from this event go to Pink “Me” where they will help in the mission to compassionately support women during and after their breast cancer journey. Additional donations are always appreciated.

Race Day Schedule

  • 7 – 7:45 a.m. – Packet pick-up and same-day registration
  • 7:45 a.m. – Opening ceremony and warm-up, along with acknowledgment of Breast Cancer survivors
  • 7:55 a.m. – Pre-Walk/Run performance by Capital High Jaguars Cheer Team
  • 8 a.m. – Pink “Me” Lace Up and Race 5K Walk/Run starts, and Mobile Mammogram Unit opens
  • 9:15 a.m. – Timed race ends
  • 9:25 p.m. – Capital Hill Jaguars Cheer Team performance
  • 9:30 a.m. – Awards and Acknowledgements
  • 10 a.m. – End of race performance TBD

Allowable Items

What is and isn’t allowed at the Pink “Me” Lace Up and Race 5K Walk/Run? Strollers and wheelchairs are welcome, however for everyone’s safety, bicycles, inline skates, wheelie footwear, skateboards, and scooters are not allowed. Pets are also not allowed, unless they are proven service animals.

About Pink “Me”

Pink “Me” is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides information, networking, and knowledge to women battling breast cancer and those on their journey towards survivorship. Their goal is to ensure thee women lead healthy, fulfilled lives in a supportive community of survivors, empowered to be their own advocates, know their options, and participate in activities that raise their awareness, while also being encouraged and emotionally supported.

For more information about Pink “Me” and Lace Up and Race 1st Annual 5K Walk/Run, visit the website.

This article was posted by David Salcido

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