One Step Closer to the Cure 2017

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2017 RACE FOR THE CURE!

Event Information

The Celma Mastry Ovarian Cancer Foundation One Step Closer To The Cure 5K/10K /1Mile Run/Walk will be held on September 30, 2017.

The race starts at Albert Whitted Park in beautiful downtown St. Petersburg. The runners and walkers get to experience a beautiful sunrise. Most of the course is along the waterfront with city streets closed to traffic.  All participants receive a great t-shirt and finisher’s medal and get to cheer for women who inspire so many with their strength.  Great refreshments and music too and loads of competition among teams.

Sponsorships are available at this time under Sponsorship Opportunities.

Runner Registration – Printable PDF

5K/10K Start 1-mile Start
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Exciting New Additions for 2017!

Run both the 5K and 10K as a timed event Celma’s Challenge!

Reduced cost for the 1st 50 registrants in each 5K, 10K and the Celma’s Challenge!

Cookie for the Cure 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk – All participants receive a special Ovarian Cancer cookie donated by Margaret Ann’s Catering and Cookies.

Location

The race starts at Albert Whitted Park in beautiful downtown St. Petersburg. The runners and walkers head north along Bayshore Dr and return back to Albert Whitted Park. Most of the course is along the waterfront with city streets closed to traffic. The kid’s zone (8 and under) will take place within Albert Whitted Park, with special guest star.

Albert Whitted Park
480 Bayshore Drive SE
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701

Parking Information

From I-275 take the I-175 exit east onto 5th Avenue South. Turn left at 1st Street SE. Parking should also be available throughout downtown on the street and at city garages and lots for a fee; do not park in the Dali Museum lot. There is no parking at Albert Whitted Park.  Albert Whitted Park is on the waterfront directly across from the Dali Museum.

Courses

  • One Mile – T.B.A.
  • 5K – T.B.A.
  • 10K – T.B.A.

Both courses will be USATF-sanctioned with chip timing for the 5K, 10K and Celma’s Challenge.

Categories

5K / 10K Run/Walk

  •  A timed race with awards given to the top three males, top three females and each age group champion.
  • 5K – $35.
  • 10K – $35 for the 1st 50 registrants in each category.
  • Price increases T.B.A.

1-Mile Fun Run/Walk

  • 1M  – $25

Celma’s Challenge

  • A timed race with awards given to the top three males, top three females, and each age group champion.
  • $55 for the 1st 50 registrants
  • $40 for youth
  • Price increases T.B.A.

Cookies for the Cure – 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk

  • An untimed fun run and walk to provide an opportunity for nearly anyone to participate and support our mission to support Ovarian Cancer survivors and patients.  All participants receive a special Ovarian Cancer cookie donated by Margaret Ann’s Catering and Cookies.
  • 1M  – $25
  • Price increases TBA

Virtual Runner

  • $30 postmarked/online before September 30, 2017  (includes medal only –USA address)
  • $45 postmarked/online before September 30, 2017 – USA Address (includes finisher medal and event shirt)
  • Register and run either a 5K or 10K and support the cause to fight ovarian cancer. Register early and receive a bib and run your race Sept. 24 – Oct. 7, anytime, anywhere on your very own course. You will receive one of our custom-designed finisher’s medals. Virtual participants also have the option to receive an event shirt and goody bag. Invite your friends to register and run on your team.

1M / 5K / 10K Run/Walk  Youth 5-17 (5-17 years of age)

  • May enter the 5K, 10K, Celma’s Challenge, or 1-Mile. 5K/10K and Challenge participants are eligible for awards given to male and female top three finishers.
  • 1M – $15, 5K – $15, 10K – $30
  • Price increases T.B.A.

Ovarian Cancer Survivor and Patients

  • (free) – run or walk for free in a special category of honor.

Fundraising

Ovarian and other cancer survivors in the event are encouraged to seek pledges for their participation. Please consider making a pledge in the form of a donation naming who you would like to support.  We prove a pledge form under “Helpful Forms”.

Our previous races have many groups set up fundraising teams and individual campaigns to assist us with our mission to provide financial assistance to patients during treatment of ovarian cancer.  While this is not mandatory to participate in our event, it is available.

If you would like to further assist.  This year we have set up a fundraising page at Crowdrise. We thank you in advance should you decide to help us raise funds.

Registration

Register for yourself or your team!

Packet Pick-up

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Athletes can also register and pick-up on race morning, however with anticipated record participation, we encourage all athletes to register and pick up their packets prior to race morning.

Virtual Running Team

Register your Virtual Running Team as well and run for CMOCF and ovarian cancer anywhere! Get your friends to support you as well and help us give support to the women who can’t participate.

Ovarian Cancer Survivors

Ovarian cancer survivors in the event are encouraged to seek pledges for their participation. Please consider making a pledge in the form of a donation naming who you would like to support. We also provide a pledge form on our forms page.

One Step Closer to the Cure 2017 Fundraising Campaign

Ovarian and other cancer survivors in the event are encouraged to seek pledges for their participation. Please consider making a pledge in the form of a donation naming who you would like to support. We also provide a pledge form http://www.ovariancancerfoundation.org/helpful-forms.

Our previous races saw many groups and individuals go out of their way to set up fundraising teams and individual campaigns to assist us with our mission to provide financial assistance to patients fighting ovarian cancer. While this is NOT mandatory to participate in our event, it is available to you if you would like to further assist. This year we have set up a fundraising page at Crowdrise:

https://www.crowdrise.com/one-step-closer-to-the-cure-5k-10k-1-mile-runwalk-2017

We thank you in advance should you decide to help us raise funds. If you have any additional questions regarding this, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Awards

The course is USATF-certified (#FL11071EBM) with chip timing for the 5K and 10K and 1 mile. Awards will be given to the overall top 3 males and females in the 5K and 10K and to the top male/female finisher in standard age group categories.

The Team Award

The team with the most participants will be honored with a special award. The biggest team in 2016 had well over 100 entrants. Set your goal to be the top team.  Team with the most funds raised receives a special award!

Celma’s First Superhero

onestepheroMeet the first Celma Mastry Superhero – Julia Gilby, age 9, was recognized and given her award at the 2011 One Step event. She is our superhero who has made a difference in the lives of women with Ovarian Cancer by her unselfish efforts in raising funds and awareness for the Foundation. She requested donations be made to our cause instead of gifts for both her 9th and 10th birthdays. Thank you Julia, you are indeed Celma’s superhero.

Volunteers

We can use help in several areas for this event, if you or your group is interested in helping us please register on line.

Contact

For questions and further information, contact Dawn Peters at dawnmp01@hotmail.com.