Saturday September 17th 2022
Cass Park

All you ever wanted to know about the event, but were afraid to ask! Just click on the drop down for more information!

This year we’ve opted to have the event shirts available as a drop shipped item for those who want one!  Just click the box below to check out your options!

The Cancer Resource Center began as the Ithaca Breast Cancer Alliance in 1994. Over the past 27 years, our mission and services have expanded in order to serve women and men affected by all types of cancer.

The annual Walkathon is our most important fundraising event and has grown into the largest event of its kind in Tompkins County. It raises nearly one-third of CRC’s annual budget and funds our core service so that….“no one faces cancer alone“.

When you give to the Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes, you help create and sustain a community of support for people living with and affected by cancer.  100% of your gift remains in our community and allows CRC to provide all of our services free of charge so that... "no one faces cancer alone”.

Accessible parking spots are located in the Children’s Garden lot as well as the lot next to the ball fields. If you need to drop someone off closer to the event site, do so before 9am. The parking lots immediately surrounding the event will close when full, and not open again until 11am. Please do not park in these areas if you need to leave the event early. 

 

Additional parking is available at Cass park, please note: there is no street parking on Route 89 along the waterfront. Parking is limited, so please carpool or use one of these other ways of getting there.

8:30-9:45

  • Bib pick Up Starts for 5k participants in the Pavilion.
  • Team photo “Selfie Banner” will be posted for teams to post pictures
  • Share your photos on Facebook and Instagram and use the hashtag #CRCWalkathon2022 to share photos and enter the PHOTO CONTEST!

9:45  

  • Group Warm-up (tentatively Zumba!)
  • CRC representatives will be passing out buttons for survivors, care givers and anyone touched by cancer while supplies last!

10:00 

  • 5k Run begins! 

10:15

  • 2 Mile Walk begins!
  • Entertainment along course begins

11:00 

  • Breakfast as a community! 
  • Goodie Bag pick up!

The event is at Cass Park and the walk goes along the recreation trail, which is an asphalt trail.

 

The distance for the run is 5k, and will include an out and back leg along the inlet. 

 

The distance for the walk is about 2 miles.  If you are unable to walk, you can still register and join us at the Walkathon.  We are always looking for people to cheer on our walkers. Click here for a map of the course.

WHATS A COLOR RUN?

This year the 5k portion of the event will be a color run!  At each kilometer mark, Color Runners are doused from head to toe in a different colored powder. Participants wear white at the starting line and finish the race plastered in color.

BRING A SMALL SANDWICH BAG FOR YOUR CELL PHONE.

You’re gonna want to capture the color throws in all their glory. We get it. But since you can’t throw your phone in the wash after the race, keep it in a baggie to protect it from the powder. We promise--you’ll still be able to capture some killer photos.

WEAR A BANDANA AND SUNGLASSES.

At each checkpoint along the course, volunteers will be standing by to douse you in a different colored powder. If you plan on getting messy, a bandana and sunglasses will help you keep the powder out of your nose, mouth, and eyes. 

BRING A TOWEL AND BABY WIPES.

A Color Run can be a little messy, but that's part of the fun!  Baby wipes can be a life saver to quickly clean up before getting into the car and bring old towels or beach towels to throw down on the seats when you head out for the day.

TAKE “BEFORE AND AFTER” PHOTOS.

Start your morning by snapping a pre-race pic in your clean clothes, and get another photo after the race, once you’re covered in color. The before-and-after comparison is one of our favorite things we get to see on our Instagram feed! Use the hashtag #CRCWalkathon2022 to share photo's and enter the photo contest!  

RUN WITH YOUR FRIENDS, YOUR FAMILY, AND/OR YOUR KIDS.

A Color Run is an environment where everyone feels comfortable getting active, no matter their age or ability level. 

HAVE FUN!

This run is more about making memories and having fun than worrying about your mile time!  We love our runners, walkers, and dancers! Whenever you cross the finish line, there’s a party waiting for you. 

The most important thing to remember is that it’s not all that complicated. We just want you to come ready to have a good time!

WHAT IF I DON'T WANT TO GET MESSY?

That's ok!  We'll have sharpies at the bib pickup table, just simply put a big X across your bib number and the volunteers will not direct any of the color powder at you.  

THANK YOU SO MUCH TO OUR AMAZING SPONSORS!