Race to benefit Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance
More than 500 people are expected to slip on their running shoes and take part in the very first Northland Teal Run on Aug. 5 in Brainerd.
The 5K race is organized by Final Stretch Inc. and benefits the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MOCA), which is a Minnesota-based non-profit dedicated to raising awareness and funding research needed to detect ovarian cancer early and treat it properly.
“MOCA has a very active group of survivors and supporters in the Brainerd Lakes area, so we’re thrilled to hold a large event here” said Kathleen Gavin, MOCA executive director, in a news release.
Participants will race through the beautiful trails of the Northland Arboretum near Brainerd. Five dollars of each registration fee will go to MOCA, and participants also have the option of collecting additional pledges, all of which go directly to MOCA. The Northland Teal Run is open to both runners and walkers. A 1K Kids Fun Run is planned, as well.
“Not only does the Northland Teal Run benefit women, but it’s a great family event,” said Mark Bongers, owner of Final Stretch Inc. “We’re excited to expand our reach with this race and hope that local and vacationing families will take part in the Northland Teal Run and support a worthwhile cause.”
Participants may register online at http://www.finalstretch.com/running-events/brainerd-moca-run/info/. Early registration runs through July 31 at $27 per racer. Beginning on Aug. 1, the price will increase to $32 through the morning of the race.