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Race Preview: 2016 Pinksox Run/Walk to Live

PinkSox RunWalk

September 17 will be the 24th annual Pinksox Run/Walk. This 5K and 10K run/walk is sponsored by the Soroptimist International Clubs of Eugene and Junction City. The Pinksox run/walk is a fundraiser for the Soroptimist Breast and Gynecologic Cancer Assistance Fund.  This fund provides emergency cash grants to Lane County women who are having financial hardship while undergoing cancer treatment. These funds help pay for everyday expenses that are often forgotten during cancer treatment like utility bills, rent, childcare, and more. 

The 5K and 10K are both timed and start at Alton Baker Park in Eugene. The goal of this event is “to secure and sustain the Breast & Gynecologic Cancer Assistance Fund for many years to come.” This is an easy cause for most of us to support, since so many of us know someone who has had breast cancer. If you can’t attend, but would like to give to this cause, donations are accepted through the Soroptimist Club of Eugene. 

PinkSox Run/Walk Details

Date: Saturday, September 17

Time: 10:00 A.M.

Location: Alton Baker Park, 100 Day Island Rd., Eugene

Entry Fee: $35

Race Website: Click Here

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About Annette Vaughan (316 Articles)
Annette Vaughan is a runner, personal trainer, and race director in Canby, Oregon. She began running at the age of 30 and became hooked after her first race (even though she is a self-proclaimed slow runner.) She enjoys small local races from 5Ks to half-marathons, with a 30K on the books as her longest run ever. She has also become a huge fan of obstacle course races and just can't get enough of them. Annette is the race director for Get A Clue Scavenger Race and owns a personal training studio in Canby. She believes in promoting movement, since our bodies were designed to move. The more we move, the better we move and function in everyday life.

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