The 6th Annual Brain Power 5K, 10K, Survivor Stride & Kids Run is Central Texas’ Race Against Brain Cancer and is slated for Sunday, September 11 at the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park. The race is grateful for Platinum Sponsorship support from Koko FitClub in Cedar Park as well as many other local and Central Texas supporters and sponsors. Brain Power 5K funds brain cancer research, recognizes brain tumor survivors and remembers loved ones lost to this devastating disease. The event is proud to benefit the Dr. Marnie Rose Foundation for Brain Cancer Research at MD Anderson Cancer Center as well as local efforts in our Central Texas brain tumor community.
What began as a survivor’s dream in 2011 with just 350 participants has now grown to over 1,500 five years later. Last year, Brain Power added a 10K to our signature 5k and 1-mile walk line up. The 5K course is an out-and-back which features a slight uphill on the way out and an encouraging downhill on the way back that helps you pick up speed for a strong finish. The 10K course is two loops of the 5K course.
Please be sure that you are in good condition to run these courses, although if you don’t feel well as always there will be medical personnel standing by. If you don’t know the health risks of endurance running, here you can Learn More About It. Keep the information in that article in mind when considering if you should enter.
Before the start of the race we honor our survivors with the Survivor Stride. All of the race participants take a moment of silence down on one knee as our most “powerful people” walk through the crowd at the start line. Recognizing our survivors in this way race really drives home what Brain Power is really about – creating more survivors. We are proud to have over 40 survivors participating in our event this year, with that number growing every day.
The Brain Power 5K and the Dr. Marnie Rose Foundation’s year around efforts raise essential funds for life-saving and life-prolonging research at MD Anderson Cancer Center. With our monthly survivor gatherings which we call our “Brain Power Hours” the Brain Power 5K stays plugged in to the brain cancer and brain tumor community. We work to be advocates to families and individuals suffering from a brain tumor and brain cancer diagnoses throughout all stages of the process. We also we work to promote health, wellness, support, and most of all awareness to all of Central Texas.
Our hope is as Lanie Rose, founder of the Dr. Marnie Rose Foundation, says, “may the next brain cancer story you hear be that of a cure!”
Come join us to help #endcancer for good on Sunday, September 11!
Visit www.brainpower5k.com for more information.