Here’s the info from ZERO — The End of Prostate Cancer:
Lace up your sneakers and join Urology Centers of Oklahoma, OPTIM Oncology and ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer for the Oklahoma City DASHFORDAD 1/2 Marathon, 5K Race and 1 Mile Fun Walk on Saturday, September 8. The race is part of the Great Prostate Cancer Challenge, America’s premier men’s health event series, taking place in 34 cities in 2012.
“More than 240,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year alone, including more than 2,500 in Oklahoma,” said Skip Lockwood, CEO of ZERO — The End of Prostate Cancer. “The Great Prostate Cancer Challenge raises funds that are critical for increasing awareness and fighting the disease.” Urology Centers of Oklahoma is a group of urologists in the greater Oklahoma City area who have worked with ZERO over the last couple of years.
Last year, the inaugural DASHFORDAD was held at the Oklahoma River as a 5K race with good attendance. A half marathon was added this year mainly due to the efforts of Bill Snipes, past president and current board member of the Oklahoma Landrunners Club and a prostate cancer survivor himself.
To accommodate the half marathon, the race has moved to the Stars and Stripes Park at Lake Hefner and begins at 8 a.m. This is Oklahoma City’s ONLY fall half marathon. The DASHFORDAD Half Marathon is also a part of the OKC Running Club Series Race. Breakfast will be provided immediately following the race.
Funds raised from the race go to prostate cancer research, education, and free testing. ZERO provides comprehensive treatment information to patients, education to those at risk, and free testing to at-risk men around the country. ZERO also works to increase research funds from the federal government to find new treatments and better diagnostic tests for prostate cancer.
For more information, visit: http://greatprostatecancerchallenge.com/races/oklahoma-city/.