Show your support for cancer survivors at the 5th Annual Beat Cancer Boot Camp Challenge, a 5K obstacle course event on Saturday, March 16, at Brandi Fenton Memorial Park, 3482 E. River Road.
The event raises funds for Beat Cancer Boot Camp, a local exercise and support group for cancer survivors and anyone affected by cancer.
The challenge, co-sponsored by the Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Department, will get under way at 7:30 a.m. Saturday.
All fitness levels are welcome. Race as an individual or form a five-person squad and walk, run, climb or crawl through mud pits, climbing stations and other obstacles built along the Rillito River by local members of the Army, Navy, ROTC, fire stations, and Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.
Prizes will be awarded to the top male, top female and top squad.
Register online at http://beatcancerbootcamp.com until midnight Wednesday, March 13. The entry fee is $40 for an individual and $180 for a squad of five.
It is highly recommended that registered participants pick up their race packets before Saturday. Team captains can only pick up for their squad if all waivers are signed and returned.
Packet pickup times at Brandi Fenton Memorial Park:
- Thursday, March 14, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
- Friday, March 15, 2 p.m.-6 p.m.
- Saturday, March 16, 5:30 a.m.-7:30 a.m.
Anita Kellman, the founder of Beat Cancer Boot Camp, has worked in the medical field for over 25 years and is a clinical liaison for patients undergoing biopsies and other procedures. She founded the boot camp to empower and inspire cancer survivors to take charge of their lives. Its programs also provide support, education and camaraderie for cancer survivors, their families and friends.
For more information about Beat Cancer Boot Camp and to register for the challenge, please go to http://beatcancerbootcamp.com.