On Saturday, October 18, 2014 there will be 7,000 runners and walkers turning the streets of Huntsville pink — for a great cause.
The 11th annual Liz Hurley 5K Run and Survivor’s Walk takes place October 18 starting at 8:00 am at the corner of Lowe Avenue and Adams Street near Huntsville Middle School, and it’s become one of the biggest — if not the biggest — running events in Huntsville.
It benefits the Liz Hurley Breast Cancer Fund at the Huntsville Hospital Foundation and held during breast cancer awareness month.
About the Run
The men and women’s run/walk starts at 8:00 am followed by the Survivor’s walk at 10:00 am. Registration fee is $30.
The run was started in 2003 after Liz Hurley, a local television personality, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1998. The Liz Hurley Breast Cancer Fund was established for the purpose of creating awareness about breast cancer, purchasing equipment for breast cancer diagnosis and providing continuing education for the Breast Center staff.
Since its inception, more than $3 million has been raised. Proceeds from this year’s run will help bring digital tomosynthesis to Huntsville Hospital’s Breast Center. This technology creates a 3-dimensional picture of the breast using X-rays. Early results with digital tomosynthesis will make breast cancer easier to detect in dense breast tissue.
- Team packet pick-up for the run will be held October 13 – 14 from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm at Fleet Feet Sports.
- Individual packet pick-up will be held at Fleet Feet on October 16 – 17 from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm.
- The Race Expo and Luminary Display will take place at Fleet Feet on October 17 from 5:00 – 7:30 pm.
Date: Saturday, October 18
Time: Race starts at 8am
Location: Race begins at the corner of Lowe Avenue and Adams Street, and ends at Huntsville Middle School
Registration: Available online through the Liz Hurley Ribbon Run website. Online registration extended through Monday, October 13 at noon.