Thousands of walkers and runners are anticipated for the 28th annual Walk for Life and Famously Hot Pink Half Marathon, 5K + 10K Saturday, Oct. 13, at Spirit Communications Park, 1640 Freed Dr., Columbia. Proceeds from these Palmetto Health Foundation signature fundraising events will help fund an upright stereotactic breast biopsy room, with 3D mammography technology, at Palmetto Health Breast Center at Richland.
The 28th Walk for Life and Famously Hot Pink Half Marathon, 5K + 10K certified races will begin and end at Spirit Communications Park, 1640 Freed Dr., in Columbia. Online registration will be open until 5 p.m. on Oct. 10 at WalkForLifeColumbia.org. After that time, paper registrations for walkers will be accepted at the Expo on Oct. 11, 4-6 p.m. and Oct. 12, 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Spirit Communications Park. Runners can register online at StrictlyRunning.com October 11 and 12 (until 7 p.m.) Paper race registrations will be accepted by Strictly Running at the Expo on Oct. 12, 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at Spirit Communications Park. Race registrations will not be accepted on Oct. 13.
Registrants can pick up their T-shirts, bibs and chips at the Expo on Oct. 11, 4-6 p.m. and Oct. 12, 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Spirit Communications Park or the day of the event, Saturday, Oct. 13, beginning at 6:15 a.m. Registration includes a cotton T-shirt for walkers and a performance shirt for runners. Breast cancer survivors will receive a pink survivor hat.
Schedule for Oct. 13:
Walk for Life late registration 6:30 a.m.
Famously Hot Pink Half Marathon start 7:15 a.m.
10K race start 7:30 a.m.
5K race start 7:40 a.m.
Walk for Life start 7:45 a.m.
5K medal ceremony 9 a.m.
10K medal ceremony 9:30 a.m.
Half marathon medal ceremony 10 a.m.
-Event day information and details
About Palmetto Health Breast Center
As the largest provider of screening and diagnostic breast imaging services in our community, Palmetto Health Breast Center is critical to the health of women and men in our community. An average of 40,000 mammograms are performed each year at the Breast Center. It was the first program in South Carolina to be fully accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, administered by the American College of Surgeons, which ensures that patients will have access to comprehensive care, an interdisciplinary team approach to coordinate the best treatment options, breast cancer conferences, nurse navigators, information about ongoing clinical trials and quality breast care close to home. The Breast Center also provided the first mobile mammography unit in South Carolina more than a decade ago.
About Palmetto Health Foundation
Palmetto Health Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, engages community partners to enhance health care for patients and families served by Palmetto Health. For more, visit PalmettoHealthFoundation.org.