Cheyenne, WY—The Cheyenne Regional Medical Center Foundation is sponsoring its first-ever Scrub Shuffle 5K as part of the Foundation's campaign to raise more than $10 million for CRMC's new cancer center.
The inaugural Scrub Shuffle will be held at Laramie County Community College on July 13 starting at 8 a.m. near the Physical Education building, with the race taking place on the Cheyenne Greenway.
"Medals will be awarded for the top three times in 10 age categories for children, women and men," said Brent Weigner, race chair and a nationally recognized ultra-marathon and marathon competitor.
"We encourage all ages and levels of runners and walkers to join us," Weigner said. "Ultimately the goal is to have fun and to support the development of the hospital's new cancer center, which benefits our community."
The entry fee is $25/person through July 10. The fee increases to $35/person from July 11 through race day.
Those with scheduling conflicts or who cannot participate in the Scrub Shuffle can register as a virtual runner or as part of a virtual team. The virtual individual and virtual team that raise the most money will be recognized on race day and will each receive a traveling trophy.
All participants will receive a scrub top imprinted with the race logo. "The organizing committee thought this would be a unique way to distinguish the race and showcase it as a fundraiser to benefit cancer care in our region," Weigner said.
Online registration is available on Active.com by entering the keywords "Scrub Shuffle 5K." Registration forms are also available online at cheyenneregional.org and at the Cheyenne Regional Fitness Center, 1620 E. Pershing Blvd.
"Participating in the Scrub Shuffle is a great way for our community to come together to show support for the new cancer center," said Bev Gross, a three-time cancer survivor who is also a member of the race's organizing committee. "It's been a long journey to get a cancer center here in Cheyenne. It's exciting to be able to contribute to the center's development through an event that the whole community can get behind."
In addition to the CRMC Foundation, Scrub Shuffle sponsors include American Medical Response, College America, Coldwell Banker, CRMC and LCCC.
For more information, call 635-3316.