Cancer Champions Run Walk Roll

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Cancer Champions Run Walk Roll

OVERVIEW

Early Bird Registration will be open May 1 – June 30 (the lowest registration price available!)

Please join us for the first annual Cancer Champions Run/Walk! Choose between 1 Mile, 5K, 10K, or Virtual Participation options.

At Cancer Champions, we are proud to support those impacted by cancer through personalized fitness, nutrition, and mindset guidance. No matter where somebody is on their cancer journey, whether currently undergoing treatment, post-treatment, or if they are a care partner for somebody battling cancer, we will be there. Research has proven time and again that exercise, nutrition, and positive mindset can help improve quality of life for those impacted by cancer. 

Proceeds from the Cancer Champions Run/Walk go to uplifting our current members as well as providing our comprehensive resources to new members seeking our support every single day. 

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: Saturday, September 14, 2024
Location: River Walk Park, 651 2nd Street, West Sacramento, CA US 95605
Distances: 10K, 5K, 1 Mile, or Virtual

Start Times

8:30 a.m – 10K
8:40 a.m. – 5K
8:50 a.m. – 1 Mile

Packet Pick-Up

Packet pickup will be in-person only on the morning of the event, starting at 7:30 AM (9/14/2024)

Note: We highly suggest arriving one hour prior to your race start time.

Venue Address

River Walk Park
651 2nd Street
West Sacramento, CA US 95605

Course Maps

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REGISTRATION

Early Bird Registration will be open May 1 – June 30 (the lowest registration price available!)

Event Details

Your entry to the inaugural Cancer Champions Run/Walk includes the following:

  • Event t-shirt – 100% cotton – Men’s/Women’s/Youth sizing (option to opt-out and save $5)
  • Eligibility for overall and age group awards
  • Commemorative race bib and chip timing
  • Post-race snacks and refreshments
  • Option to create a team or individual fundraiser and chance to win amazing prizes!

All participants will be timed using disposable chip timing. Awards will be presented as follows:

  • 5K and 10K: The top three finishers by gender (based on gun time) will be recognized with an award. In addition, the top three finishers by gender will be recognized with a prize in the following age divisions: 12 and under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+. Age group placement will be determined by net time. 
  • One Mile: The top three finishers by gender (based on gun time) will be recognized with an overall award. There are no age group rankings for the one mile event. 

Virtual Participants

Virtual Participants: We are excited to welcome everyone that cannot attend in-person, but would like to participate in the inaugural Cancer Champions Run/Walk! You can sign up as a Virtual Participant and run, walk, or roll your way to the virtual finish line any time before or on September 14th. An event T-shirt is included in your registration, unless you would prefer to opt out of receiving it. If you do want the shirt, it will be mailed to you at no additional cost. We also encourage you to create or join a fundraiser to amplify your positive impact on those battling cancer. You can create or join a fundraiser during your registration or at any point after signing up – just click the “Become a Fundraiser” link during registration or on the Race Info page.

Cancer Champions is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to supporting cancer survivors through custom fitness, nutrition, and mindset programming tailored to the unique needs of those battling or recovering from cancer treatment. Donations to Cancer Champions enable the organization to provide survivors with expert guidance to complement traditional cancer treatment.

VOLUNTEERS

Information Coming Soon!

FUNDRAISING/DONATIONS

You can help us make an even bigger impact by becoming a fundraiser as part of your registration, with all funds raised helping support those impacted by cancer through our personalized guidance. Whether you want to fundraise as an individual or as part of a team, we are counting on your help to amplify our impact! If you plan to create or join a company fundraising team, please follow the directions under the “Become a Fundraiser” section under the “Donate” tab on the left side of this page. You can also create or join a fundraiser during the registration process. Fundraising is not required as part of your registration, but it will be rewarded with some pretty awesome prizes based on amount raised.

Fundraising rewards:

$100 raised – “I Finished For” customizable finisher’s medal
$300 raised – Cancer Champions logo hat
$500 raised – VIP Fundraiser Tent access
$750 raised – Cancer Champions logo hooded sweatshirt
$1,000 raised – 3-Month membership to Cancer Champions (for you or someone of your choice!)

***For each $100 you raise, you will receive a raffle ticket usable on event day. Raffle prizes TBD***

Donate today to help support cancer patients through customized nutrition, fitness, and mindset guidance to help improve their quality of life during and after treatment. All of the resources provided by Cancer Champions are designed specifically for the unique needs of those impacted by cancer. Your support makes our work possible, and is quite literally changing the lives of cancer patients and survivors.

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Maya Miramontes

Volunteer and Site Coordinator

Maya participated in her first A Change of Pace event at the age of 3 months. From there she followed her siblings in participating in a multitude of events from runs to kids’ triathlons. While growing up with parents who ran a sports marketing firm, she had no choice but to attend most events her entire youth life. Now as an adult, she has returned (by her own choice) and now serves as the volunteer and site coordinator. In addition, she has also been instrumental in the 2024 design and transitioning of our new website. We are fortunate to have her tackle one of the more critical areas that are considered the backbone of any event, volunteers. Maya resides in Davis and In her spare time she spends time as a dog trainer while simultaneously assisting other local nonprofit organizations such as the Yolo County SPCA and Cancer Champions.

Alec Miramontes

Event Oversight and Volunteer Management

Alec, a graduate of the University of Oregon, oversees course and volunteer management on event day. He also helps coordinate infrastructure set up and tear down, equipment management and assists with race timing.

Dave Miramontes

Executive Director

Dave brings an impressive 36 years of event production, marketing, advertising, and graphic design experience to the team. Dave has not only been a decorated athlete, but he also understands how good teamwork can lead to a successful outcome. Having 4 active kids has allowed him to stay involved in youth sports as well as being active within the community. As the Executive Director of A Change of Pace, he still enjoys his role as the logistics coordinator for all Foundation and outside client events. In addition, he oversees course design & safety, city & police relations, graphic design, advertising, marketing, and creative concepts. Dave resides in Davis with his wife Jen and has 4 very cool kids, all of which has worked at A Change of Pace at one point or another.

Jeannine Henderson

Treasurer, Assistant Race Director & Head Timer

Jeannine not only oversees the day-to-day operations; she handles one of the most critical elements within the organization; the registration and timing department. Aside from overseeing the computerized timing department and client/participant relations, she handles our social media and website changes and medal/award design. Her guidance and organizational skills have become a huge value to the organization as she provides much of the input on special projects such as the Tour De Fit.

Jennifer Miramontes

Board Member

Jennifer has over twenty years of experience in the marketing field, including positions as the Marketing Director for Chevys Fresh Mex restaurants and Real Mex restaurants. Jennifer also has extensive experience developing community programs geared towards children, having served on the Board of Directors for the Davis Schools Foundation as well as the Patwin PTA. Jennifer has a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Pepperdine University, and is also a certified personal trainer. A runner herself, Jennifer has completed numerous triathlons and over 50 marathons, including top age-group finishes in high profile events such as the Boston Marathon and the Rock N Roll Marathon. Jennifer owns FIT House in Davis and enjoys inspiring her clients to reach their fitness goals.