Race to benefit Breast Cancer Fund | SierraSun.com

Race to benefit Breast Cancer Fund

Celebrate the Fourth of July this year with a walk or run in the 13th annual Firecracker Mile as part of the Truckee parade. The event is a benefit for The Breast Cancer Fund-Climb Against the Odds Mount Fuji Truckee-Tahoe Team and Tahoe Forest Hospital.

Runners, walkers, joggers and families are encouraged to join in the fun on the 4th of July Parade route.

There are categories for all age groups for running, walking, wheelchairs and strollers.

The Firecracker Mile starts at 10 a.m. sharp in Gateway in front of the Tahoe Forest Hospital Community Wellness Center on Donner Pass Road next to U.S. Bank and ends at the parade bandstand downtown. The route is two lanes wide, free of traffic and slightly downhill.

Pre-registration is highly recommended to avoid delays the day of the event.

Pre-registration fee (received by June 30) is free for participants 5 and under and 65 and over; $5 for ages 6-12; $7 for ages 13-17 and $10 for ages 18 and over.

After June 30 and including race day the registration fee is $10 for participants ages 6-12; $15 for ages 13-17 and $15 for ages 18 and over. Registration fee includes prizes and refreshments after the run/walk.

Event day registration is from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. The Breast Cancer Fund and Tahoe Forest Hospital, both non-profit organizations, are working together to end breast cancer through research, action and policy initiatives.

For information on the Firecracker Mile or an entry form call Tahoe Forest Hospital Health Promotions at(530)582-3483.

Entry forms may also be picked up at Tahoe Forest Hospital and various locations around Truckee and North Tahoe.

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