As many of you might remember, I’m running the Chicago Half Marathon this weekend. As excited as I am about that race, today I wanted to fill you guys in on the race being held in conjunction with the Chicago Half, the Hyundai Hope on Wheels 5k.
The mission of Hope on Wheels is to raise awareness about pediatric cancer, donate life-saving research funds, and celebrate the lives of children affected by cancer. The program provides grants to eligible institutions nationwide pursuing innovative pediatric cancer research with the hope of developing new treatments and ultimately a cure.
The Hyundai Hope on Wheels 5k will take place on Sunday, September 8th in the same area as the Chicago Half and will use the same start and finish lines. Runners and walkers will receive many of the same perks as the participants of the Chicago Half including aid stations, entertainment along the course, a short sleeved t-shirt, and a commemorative medal. In addition, 50% of every race entry fee will support pediatric cancer research at Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago! You can register for the race here but I believe registration closes tomorrow evening so if you’re interested, register soon!
Hyundai Hope on Wheels 5k has offered to give one reader a race gift bag including a high quality, Hyundai Hope on Wheels backpack, a running shirt, and a water bottle!
There are two ways to enter (up to 2 entries per person):
- Leave a comment on this post with your most memorable 5k experience
- Tweet about the upcoming 5k (anything will do including something like “Have you heard of the upcoming Hyundai Hope on Wheels?) and then leave a link to your tweet in the comments.
I will select a winner this Friday, September 6th. Good luck!