Registration is now open for the 22nd annual Susan G. Komen North Florida Race for the Cure.
This year’s race is set to be held Oct. 15 at St. Johns Town Center, moving from its previous location of Metropolitan Park. According to Susan G. Komen North Florida, a substantial increase in attendance is expected due to the change, and participants are encouraged to register early to secure a spot.
“We’ve received an incredible amount of support and excitement from sponsors, the town center and participants during pre-registration,” said Delores Wise, executive director of Susan G. Komen North Florida. “We’re grateful for this immediate response and recommend runners register early.”
Also new this year: an 8K run to promote the eight warning signs of breast cancer. The 8K run will begin at 7:30 a.m., followed immediately by the 5K and 2K runs. Runners must register online, by mail or in person before or on the day of the race. Official race routes will be available in July. The new race route begins and ends at Target, stretching from the new Baptist emergency center to Gate Parkway and through the town center’s main shopping corridor.
In addition to the race relocation, Komen North Florida also recently relocated its office from Mandarin to Downtown Jacksonville in May.
“Our new location places us in the heart of our community,” Development Director Cynthia Kruty said. “We’re eager to build relationships and a presence with North Florida’s leaders so we can continue to get closer to our ultimate goal: a cure for breast cancer.”
To register for the 2016 Race for the Cure, visit www.komennorthflorida.org, or mail a completed Race entry form with payment to 200 West Forsyth St., Ste. 1620, Jacksonville, FL 32202.