Join the Fight Against Cancer at the LIVESTRONG Honor 5K/10K  

Last year, to celebrate our 20th anniversary, the LIVESTRONG Foundation launched a brand new event - the LIVESTRONG Honor 5K and 10K in downtown Austin. More than 1200 runners and walkers joined us for this inaugural event and helped raise over $68,000 to fund programs and services for cancer patients and their families. This year we want to make an even bigger impact, and we hope that our friends from the YMCA of Austin will join us!

About the Event

Runners and walkers from all over central Texas come together as a community to participate both as individuals and teams in this celebration of honor and hope. Participants are encouraged to wear our special tribute bibs with the names of those they are supporting and share their experiences with others in the community. Every cancer survivor receives a yellow rose at the finish line, and all participants get a finisher medal. Once you cross that finish line you can join us in the post-event village for food, drinks and fun activities from some awesome local Austin food trucks and vendors.

Joining in on the celebration and having a positive impact on cancer survivors’ lives is easy. Just follow these three steps:

  1. Sign up by Sept. 19 and get 50% off!

Use the code YMCA50 to get 50% off registration for the LIVESTRONG 5K/10K! You will have the option to sign up for the 5K or 10K run/walk, and the option to bundle in Brunch as part of our Brunch & Run package. All participants will receive an event t-shirt, snacks and hydration at the event, and a finisher medal. Don’t forget to sign up your friends, family, and coworkers, so you all can run together as a team!      

  1. Make an Impact

Although fundraising is not required for this event, you can have an even bigger impact on the lives of people affected by cancer by raising a few dollars – and you’ll have the chance to earn some awesome incentives. Getting started is easy, and we will help you along the way. Money raised will go to support many of LIVESTRONG’s resources for people fighting cancer including financial counseling, fertility preservation, clinical trial matching, and the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA physical rehabilitation program for cancer survivors.

  1. Enjoy the Day!

We’ll see you on September 23 at Auditorium Shores in downtown Austin. The run starts at 7:30am, with the kid’s zone, food trucks and beer garden opening up at 8:00am. You can find the full schedule here. It’s a family-friendly event with tents and seating to relax and enjoy the day. We’ll also have awards for some of the fastest runners, biggest teams and top fundraisers.

If these are things that sound fun to you, what are you waiting for? We hope you will join us. Ready, set, register!

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