The PCRF established Reaching for the Cure in 1998 as a grassroots awareness event and a platform to raise funds in support of pediatric cancer research and quality of care. The event consists of a two-day race and marathon accompanied by a festive array of activities, exhibitors, and musical entertainment. Participants are requested to engage in fundraising initiatives to benefit pediatric cancer and may register as individuals or as members of a team. The main events include three cycling races and several run/walk marathons of varying mileage.
The 18th Annual Reaching for the Cure will take place on March 19-20, 2016. The two-day schedule allows the organization to dedicate a entire day to its primary events, with cycling events occurring on the 19th and running/walking events on the following day. Cycling events include bike tours for 15, 35, and 50 miles with the option to participate in a newly implemented time trial. For runners and walkers, events include a half marathon, 5k and a 10k runs, and 5k walk. Children may also participate in the 1k Kids Fun Run. An awards ceremony will follow both sets of events, and race day activities provide a variety of family-friendly entertainment.
Registration prices vary depending on the event, and preregistrations rates range between $25 and $65. Individuals who wish to participate in a run/walk and a cycling race may also purchase a Brick ticket for the Saturday bike tour and a walk/run event of their choice for $105. Those who cannot attend the event in person may still participate through a $20 virtual ticket and join in on the fundraising. Participants must enter a fundraising goal at the time of registration.
For additional information about the 2016 Reaching for the Cure race, visit cure.pcrf-kids.org.