Cancer League - Race for Research


Aug 19, 2018
09:00 AM until 12:00 PM


22nd Annual Cancer League of Colorado Race for Research

Cancer League of Colorado will present the 22nd Annual Race

for Research, a 5K run/walk on Sunday, August 19, 2018 in Denver’s Washington Park.

The Race for Research is held each year in memory of Michele Plachy-Rubin, a young wife,

mother and kindergarten teacher who was diagnosed with brain cancer in 1996. Michele’s family

and friends founded the Race for Research in an effort to raise money for cancer research.

Sadly, Michele lost her fight with cancer in 1998, but the race lives on as an opportunity for

people of all ages to celebrate her legacy and to fight cancer in Colorado. The Race for

Research is one of four annual fundraisers for the Cancer League of Colorado, a 100%

volunteer-run non-profit organization that funnels all of its fundraising proceeds to cancer

research and patient support organizations in Colorado.

This fun and family-oriented event features:

• Over 1,100 runners and walkers for the timed 5K loop around Washington Park

• A post-race Expo where race sponsors interact directly with participants

• A free pancake breakfast

• A free local craft beer garden sponsored by Bristol Brewing

• Trophies for the top three male and female runners and medals for the top finishers in

various age categories

• A Kid Zone with games, clowns and a kiddie train

• Traveling trophies and prizes for the largest teams

• The Morton Publishing Miracle Mile, with posters along the race route honoring

individuals whose lives have been impacted by cancer

• Live music with the band Look Both Ways

• A race t-shirt with registration

• Mascots from Denver’s professional sports teams

The 2018 Race for Research Honoree is Stephen Estrada, a colo-rectal cancer survivor. You will

want to meet Stephen, who was only in his late twenties when he was diagnosed and hear about

his courageous battle. Learn more about what you can do to protect yourself and your family.

Although there is no minimum individual fundraising requirement to participate, we encourage

and reward fundraising efforts with prizes for the largest individual and team fundraisers. Would

you like to honor a loved one with a poster on our Miracle Mile? Raise a minimum of $150 per

posters. For details on fundraising and Miracle Mile posters see

Everyone is welcome! To learn more about the race or to register online, go to .Race-day registration in Washington Park will open at 8 a.m., and the

race starts at 9 a.m. Race-day registration fees will be slightly higher, so register now for the

best pricing!

For more information contact Holli Hartman 303 912-7837 or Lin McHaley

at or 303-840-9966.




Washington Park
Denver, CO

Additional Information


Cancer League of Colorado

Contact name

Holi Hartman

Contact email

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