Free to Breathe® Central Iowa
3rd Annual Lung Cancer 5K Run/Walk & 1-Mile Walk
October 12, 2013
us double lung cancer survival! By participating and choosing to fundraise, you’re
helping us raise awareness and fund vital research programs dedicated to
doubling lung cancer survival by 2022!
Raccoon River Park
2500 Grand Avenue
West Des Moines, IA 50265
7:30 a.m. - Registration, check-in, music and kids' activities
8:30 a.m. - Kids' dash
8:40 a.m. - Opening rally & survivor photos
8:55 a.m. - Balloon release
9:00 a.m. - 5K runners start
9:05 a.m. - 5K & 1-mile walkers start
10:15 a.m. - Closing rally
Online (closes Oct. 9)
Mail-In (must be received by Oct. 7)
Event Day (beginning at 7:30 a.m.)
*youth ages 10 and younger
Long Sleeve T-Shirts
All online and mail-in registrants who attend are guaranteed an event long sleeve T-shirt. A limited quantity of long sleeve T-shirts will be available for those registering on event day.
build the movement! Form a Free to Breathe team and ask friends, family
members, neighbors and coworkers to join you. When you register, you'll
get access to our online fundraising tools that make fundraising easy,
convenient and FUN!
Plus - the more you raise, the more you are rewarded!
Set up an online fundraising page and download pledge
and donation forms here.
The top three individual
fundraisers and top three fundraising teams (based on totals as of 4
p.m. on Oct. 10) will be acknowledged on event day. Fundraising will remain open through Nov. 26.
New this Year! Keepsake Honor or Memorial Signs
Honor a loved one by dedicating a sign along the route for $30. Signs can only be purchased during the online registration process, prior to Oct. 1. If you would like a photo included, please email in .eps format to: email@example.com. Your sign will be displayed during the run/walk and you will be able to take it home with you after the event.
In addition to the run/walk events, there will also be prize drawings, exhibitor booths, a DJ and various children's activities, including a kids' dash.
The course is a crushed rock/asphalt nature trail around the 232-acre Blue Heron Lake, the centerpiece of Raccoon River Park. The trail winds its way between the lake and the Raccoon River, providing a natural experience that can rarely be found in an urban environment.
Parking will be available by the Nature Lodge and Coneflower Shelter.
Take the “Grand Avenue East” exit and continue east on Grand Avenue. Raccoon River Park will be on the south side of the road. Upon entering the park, follow signs for the Nature Lodge or Shelters.
Take the “8th Street” exit in West Des Moines, head south on 8th Street. Turn right (west) on Grand Avenue. Raccoon River Park will be on the south side of the road. Upon entering the park, follow signs for the Nature Lodge or Shelters.
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benefit the National Lung Cancer Partnership - the only lung cancer
advocacy organization founded by physicians and researchers working
together with survivors and advocates to increase lung cancer awareness
and research funding dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.