Dawson's Circle of Hope is a memorial 5K that benefits childhood cancer research. Dawson Creager was a student at Geneva Elementary School when he was diagnosed with childhood cancer in 2010 at the age of 11. Dawson's treatment options were limited, as are all treatment options for children fighting cancer, and after a two and and a half year battle, Dawson died on April 4, 2013, at the age of 13. Cancer is the #1 cause of death by disease for children ages 0-18. It surpasses Asthma, Diabetes, Cystic Fibrosis, Congenital Anomalies, and AIDS combined. The Federal Government spends billions on cancer research each year but less than 4% of that is spent on pediatric cancer research. It is the mission of Dawson's Circle of Hope to educate and increase awareness about the realities of childhood cancer, while encouraging others to do the same, and provide funding for research so that better treatment options, and ultimately a cure can be found.
This year's race is an official timed and certified race course, and medals will be awarded in a variety of categories. All participants are welcome whether you want to run or walk, 2 legs or 4 (no bicycles, please). Registration for this race is $30 per person and $20 for Seminole County or Brevard County Public School Students or Teachers. The Virtual Race has a $2 postage fee as race packets/shirts will be mailed. If you are registering a Seminole County or Brevard County Public School Student or Teacher, you will be asked to check the box when you are in the sign up information and the price will be reduced to $20. Race participation also includes a race shirt as long as you register by March 29, 2018. After this date, you will not be able to choose a race shirt. There will be a limited supply available the day of the race to purchase. All race shirts are performance dri-weave material. Ladies have a choice of a V-Neck Tee or a V-Neck Tank. Men have a choice of a Crew Neck Tee or a Crew Neck Tank. All Youth sizes are Crew Neck Tees.
PLAN TO STAY AFTER THE RACE AS THERE WILL BE A BASKET RAFFLE, FOOD TRUCKS, AND MUSIC!!