Registration is now open for the 2nd Annual RE Strong Run (10K, 5K and fun run distances) on April 25, benefiting VCU Massey Cancer Center.
The run, developed to celebrate the life of Ruth Ellen Hurley and all who have bravely battled cancer, will start at Hewick Plantation and wind through the historic waterfront town of Urbanna, Va.
The event course takes runners and walkers along Urbanna’s beautiful waterfront, starting at historic Hewick Plantation, and winds through the charming riverside town.
The grand post-race festival features live entertainment, regional cuisine, children’s activities and more.
Event participants will have a choice of three distances including a 1-mile family fun run, 5K and 10K.
All 5K and 10K participants will receive a complimentary race shirt, event medal and post-race food.
In 2014, the first RE Strong Run took place in Ruth Ellen’s honor and raised more than $30,000 for cancer research. Nearly 300 members of the community came together for the first event with very short notice, drawn so deeply to the cause they were running for.
Race organizers aim to raise more money and support this year for VCU Massey Cancer Center where Ruth Ellen received much of her cancer treatment before she died in January 2014.
VCU Massey Cancer Center is focused on cutting edge research and treatment throughout the state, sharing its findings at partnering cancer treatment centers. In addition to money raised, event organizers hope to bring more attention to the cancer resources available in the region and state.
Anyone interested in supporting the event and VCU Massey Cancer Center can start a fundraising team at www.run4massey.org, donate funds when registering online or send donations to RE Strong Run, PO Box 178, Urbanna, Va 23175.