Avera Race Logistics
Race Times and Schedule
- 7:45 am - warm-up with Jackie (link to warm-up will be provided)
- 8:00 am - all distance races and walks begin!
Avera Race Teams are an excellent way for individuals/businesses to participate in the state's largest cancer race while fostering tradition, creating memories, boosting employee morale and team-building skills all while showing your community YOU care!
Opportunities for Individuals/Businesses: Organize a Family or Company Team!
- Company involvement in the history-making Virtual Avera Race Against Cancer.
- Fosters team-building and boosts morale.
- Fulfills workplace fitness and wellness initiatives, provides unique opportunity to create a "personalized" race route and participate as a company.
- Make a positive statement about cancer survivorship, perhaps by participating in honor of an employee currently battling the disease.
- Opens the door to educate your company about programs of early detection and prevention of cancer.
- Increases visibility and enhances public image.
Partner with a Trusted Leader
The Avera Cancer Institute continues to be the leader in cancer care in our community with the most trusted source for cancer information. By joining the Avera Race Against Cancer, you will partner with a leader in the fight against cancer. Since 1989, the Avera Race has donated over $7 million dollars to cancer programs and services. The Avera Race takes pride in funding innovative research, advanced technology and enhanced patient services such as integrative medicine.
Money raised through proceeds from cancer awareness events such as the Avera Race have funded the following programs and services:
- Cancer Support Groups
- Comprehensive Wig Program at Care Store Salon
- Integrative Medicine Program
- Educational Materials and Classes
- Patient Navigation
Steps for Team Registration
- You may register your team by clicking the "Register" and "Form a Team" buttons. Deadline for team registration is April 26.
- If you create a new virtual team, you will be the virtual team captain.
- Start recruiting! The Avera Race still encourages teambuilding (NOTE: Ten registered participants are required to qualify as a team - there is no maximum of registered participants per team).
- Challenge team members to go the next step and customize their Participant Center to track fundraising goals, send out messages and share fun photos!
- Be creative with your virtual team; this year's virtual race encourages interaction via social media. Design shirts, make signs, dress up and take pics to share on the Avera Race facebook page and Instagram: use the hashtag #RunThisTown.
Race at your own pace and become a "Sideline Supporter." Join thousands of community supporters and work towards your own "virtual finish line" together, helping local cancer patients and families along the way. Simply select "Sideline Supporter" as your race and receive an official Avera Race shirt.
Virtual Race Packet Pick-Ups
- April 29 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
- April 30 6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
- May 1 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
- May 2 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
- May 3 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
- May 6 3:30 - 6:00 p.m.
- May 7 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Please Note: Refunds are not permitted regardless of COVID-19 restrictions.
When does online registration end?
Am I able to get my yearly screening mammogram at the Avera Race?
Will the 5K and 10K runs be timed?
Is there a time limit for running the 5K or 10K?
When will I get my Avera Race shirt?
What if I cannot pick up my shirt on the new date?
I have young children that will be attending the race with me. Do they need to be registered?
Become a Sponsor
The Avera Race Against Cancer still offers unique opportunities to sponsors. We are optimistic the year's event will be a success with opportunities for everyone to support cancer survivors and their families at the Avera Cancer Institute. From cash donations to in-kind sponsorships, the Avera Race offers a variety of levels to match your business or organization's marketing goals and budget.
All volunteer positions have been filled for the 2021 Avera Race, thanks to all who signed up! We look forward to having more volunteers for next year's Avera Race.