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Running Down “Fe for a Cure”

Todd Pittenger - October 23, 2015 7:00 am

Participants are encouraged to have fun, and dress in pink costumes.

Participants are encouraged to have fun, and dress in pink costumes.

Officials are hoping that a thousand people, ready to help in the fight against cancer, will lace up their shoes and run or walk down Santa Fe tomorrow morning. One of the major roads in Salina will be closed to traffic Saturday morning for the “Fe for a Cure” event.

Fe for A Cure is a 5K point to point race/walk through the heart of Salina, down Santa Fe Avenue from St. John’s Military School to Kansas Wesleyan University. Proceeds from the event will go to benefit Breast Cancer Patients at the Tammy Walker Cancer Center.

The goal is to have 1,000 people participate. By mid-week this week, about 700 were signed up. Organizers say that walk-up registrations are welcome.

Participants get a race packet that includes a free dry fit style shirt. Extra shirts have been ordered, and will available for late entrants.

Entry fee is $20 for adult & only $10 for kids.

All participants are asked to park park at KWU/ University, University United Methodist Church, or at St Mary’s Church. Courtesy shuttles will take everyone to the starting point.  The shuttles will leave from  Claflin and 4th Street.

Participants are encouraged to have fun, and dress in pink costumes. The best costumes will be recognized.

KSAL’s Todd Pittenger and Hannah Holt will be running, and streaming live video the entire time. You can follow them on their journey on KSAL Radio’s Periscope channel.

After the race, stick around for a live music, survivor celebration lap, race awards, refreshments, and fun for the whole family on the Kansas Wesleyan campus.

Runners & walkers encouraged to tag  the event at #feforacure .

Fe for A Cure begins at 9:00 Saturday morning.

Registration Information:

  • Paper registration available at the Tammy Walker Cancer Center, 511 S. Santa Fe; Salina Regional Health Center, 400 S. Santa Fe, or any of our sponsors.
  • Or Register Online

Race Schedule:

7 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Onsite registration and packet pick-up at Kansas Wesleyan
7:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Shuttle service available from Kansas Wesleyan to St. John’s
8:45 a.m. Race Announcements and Survivor’s Welcome
9:00 a.m. Race Begins
City of Salina