Cancer League of Colorado's Annual Race for Research

Aug 19, 2018


The Race for Research is held each year in memory of Michele Plachy-Rubin, a young wife, mother and kindergarten teacher who was diagnosed with brain cancer in 1996. Michele’s family and friends founded the Race for Research in an effort to raise money for cancer research.  Sadly, Michele lost her fight with cancer in 1998, but the race lives on as an opportunity for people of all ages to celebrate her legacy and to fight cancer in Colorado. The Race for Research is one of four annual fundraisers for the Cancer League of Colorado, a 100% volunteer-run non-profit organization that funnels all of its fundraising proceeds to cancer research and patient support organizations in Colorado.

This fun and family-oriented event features:

• Over 1,100 runners and walkers for the timed 5K loop around Washington Park
• A post-race Expo where race sponsors interact directly with participants
• A free pancake breakfast
• A free local craft beer garden sponsored by Bristol Brewing
• Trophies for the top three male and female runners and medals for the top finishers in
various age categories
• A Kid Zone with games, clowns and a kiddie train
• Traveling trophies and prizes for the largest teams
• The Morton Publishing Miracle Mile, with posters along the race route honoring
individuals whose lives have been impacted by cancer
• Live music with the band Look Both Ways
• A race t-shirt with registration
• Mascots from Denver’s professional sports teams