100 East Las Olas Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

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Event Description

World Cancer Day 5K : Race To End Cancer

This race is is a fun-filled run and walk marking World Cancer Day 2017.

Runners, walkers, teams and individuals are all invited to join in our largest event yet in beautiful Downtown Fort Lauderdale, with a route that takes participants over the New River, through the pretty Rio Vista neighborhood, and back again along the New River and Riverwalk to their starting point where we will host our trademark finish line celebrations! Runners and walkers of all standards and abilities are welcomed on this USATF-sanctioned route!

If you'd like to form a team to participate, it's very simple. Grab your co-workers and form a company team, or your family and friends to form a memorial team in celebration of a loved one lost to cancer. Cancer-related charities are also invited to participate in the team race.

February is a wonderful month for running in Florida, why not sign up and make a difference TODAY!

Event details and schedule

Event Schedule

6:30 am - Race day registration, check-in and packet pick-up

7:30 am - Race Starts!

After The Race : Post-race brunch, celebrations, family activities and more, with food and beverages, food trucks and vendors.


The course is primarily flat but includes the SE 3rd Avenue bridge. The course begins on Huizenga Plaza in Downtown Fort Lauderdale, and takes participants through the beautiful Rio Vista neighborhood and along the intracoastal waterway before finishing along the scenic Riverwalk.

Parking is available both on surrounding streets and in parking lots opposite the Park, and across Andrews Avenue.


Timing is provided by Split Second Timing.


Awards will be presented to the top male and female overall, masters, wheelchair and in age categories, beginning at 10 & under, 11-17, 18-24 and then every five years through 85 plus.


Please make sure to wear sunscreen (this is Florida, after all) and to hydrate well before the start of the race. We will have water stations every mile, please make sure to take your water on board!

Wear light, breathable clothing and if you are particularly susceptible to the heat a hat is also advised.


Pre-race packet pick up will be Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd February.

HAVE FUN! This is a celebration of life and a race to end cancer and it marks World Cancer Day.


The sooner you sign up the better the price AND if you are a team signing up the earlier the better so that you can enjoy team building and add your team to our Team Boards.


Families, companies, charities and schools - grab a friend, a co-worker or a family member and form a team. Teams consist of five people or more. Register before November 1st and receive a free upgraded performance t-shirt in lieu of your race t-shirt! Teams consisting of 10 or more members receive sponsor benefits at the Vendor Level. Teams consisting of 25 or more receive sponsor benefits at the copper level. For more information please contact Daisy Fayne


Volunteers are an integral part of our event. If you or your group would like to volunteer please contact Daisy - volunteering will also enable you to earn service hour credits.

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