Pediatric Cancer Month is September, and in Charlotte NC it is marked by the annual Race Day put on to raise funds for the Isabella Santos Foundation.

photo via @FIGHTINGWITHMERRITT and the ISF Facebook Page

In 2018, 2,000 runners/walkers and nearly 3,000 participants joined together for a day of exercise and community and support for families of and children with cancer. This year promises to be even bigger!

In its 12th year this year, the ISF Race For Kids Cancer takes place at Ballantyne Corporate Park and is open to walkers, strollers, and runners of all ages and levels. New this year is the after race BRUNCH provided by Firebirds Wood Fired GrillTito’s Vodka and NoDa Brewing, featuring tasty treats like chicken and waffle sandwiches with honey hot sauce, fried green tomatoes with country ham, goat cheese, and pepper jelly, and a Beignets, biscuit, and pancake station. 

Even if you don’t plan to race, you can just purchase tickets to the brunch, support the cause and join the fun.

For the past several years SPEED FOR NEED has participated in the ISF 5K/10K For Kids Cancer Race. They are an incredible organization led by F3 Nation. This group brings out customized racing wheelchairs to push those who can’t physically participate. If you have ever witnessed this at this event or another race around town … it’s incredible and emotional to watch. 
photo via ISF Facebook page

Race Day Schedule, Saturday, September 28th

  • 7:30 AM: Registration Ends
  • 8:00 AM: 5K/10K Race for Kids Cancer Begins
  • 8:40 AM: 5K Award Ceremony Begins (in big white tent)
  • 9:00 AM: One Mile Kids Fun Run Begins (estimated time; this run/walk immediately follows 5K/10K)
  • 9:20 AM: 10K Award Ceremony Begins (in big white tent)

There will be Raffles, silent auction and Kids Zone with games, bouncy houses, face painting and more, plus the amazing BRUNCH, to make it a morning of community and families out for the cause.

Race participants will receive a t-shirt, official racing bib with microchip timing system, and our fun run participants will receive a kids ISF cinch bag.  Prizes will be given to the winners for specific age categories.

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