January 23, 2017

Registration underway for The Challenge 5K to raise money for Purdue Center for Cancer Research

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Challenge 5K Run/Walk to raise money for cancer research will take place at 8:30 a.m. April 14 at Ross-Ade Stadium.

Students can register for $20 and non-students for $25 until March 31. The cost for all participants to register rises to $30 beginning on April 1.

The Challenge 5K is an annual event and all of the money raised goes to support research at the Purdue Center for Cancer Research. In total, the race has raised over $715,000 for cancer research at Purdue University. This year, the event hopes to raise $60,000.

The Purdue Center for Cancer Research will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2018.

The Challenge’s 2018 sponsors include Purdue Federal Credit Union, Purdue Center for Cancer Research Director’s Advancement Board, IU Health Cancer Centers, Arni’s Restaurant, Bob Rohrman Auto Group, WAZY-96.5, WASK-98.7, Purdue Alumni Association, Gold and Black Illustrated, Parkwest Fitness, WLFI and Fleet Feet.

The Healthy Boiler Wellness Incentive Program, which kicked off this month and allows employees to improve their health while earning financial incentives, will include 5Ks such as The Challenge 5K.

Online registration and additional information about the event can be found at https://www.cancerresearch.purdue.edu/the-challenge. 

Writer: Kelsey Schnieders Lefever, kschnied@purdue.edu

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