Whether you run, walk or stroll, compete in person or log your miles virtually, one thing is certain — if you participate in this year’s Winship 5K, you will be helping to support research advances against cancer.
Registration is still open; the race is scheduled for Saturday, October 1.
Since Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University launched the race in 2011, the Winship 5K has raised more than $7.4 million. Last year’s race alone raised more than $800,000. Thousands of cancer survivors, caregivers, researchers and community members have laced up their running shoes to participate.
Funds raised by the event fuel important research at Winship, Georgia’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Suresh Ramalingam, MD, Winship's executive director, has run the race with his family since its very first year—and will be running again this October.
"We are happy that the 2022 Winship 5K can return to an in-person event with all necessary safety precautions; there will also be a virtual option for those who are unable to join in-person," says Ramalingam. "Participating in the Winship 5K is an uplifting experience. It inspires hope and promotes the sense of community that is critical in our collective fight against cancer."
You can learn more and register at the Winship 5K website.