WHO WE ARE:
The St. Louis Cure Sarcoma 6K fundraiser was created by a group of individuals directly affected by Sarcoma. We are a group of Sarcoma warriors, survivors, loved ones of those lost, and relatives of those still fighting. Regardless of our different journeys with this disease, we all have one thing in common: We have all been affected by the lack of Sarcoma research and limited treatment options for Sarcoma patients. We created this group with the assistance of our oncologist, Brian Van Tine, M.D., Ph.D., to fund research through our Annual STL Cure Sarcoma 6K Run/Walk. We strongly believe in Dr. Van Tine’s research and have made it a priority to reserve half of the proceeds of this event to benefit his research lab at Washington University in St. Louis. Our goal is to generate funding for research both nationwide through The Sarcoma Foundation of America, and right here in St. Louis. We hope to create a patient-oriented event that celebrates the life of survivors/warriors, honors the fight of loved ones lost, and builds a community for those affected by sarcoma.
What You Need to Know:
This year we will be having a hybrid event. This means you can either attend the live event in person if you are comfortable with attending or you can support the cause by doing a virtual run/walk with close family and friends.
Your safety is our number one priority. We have been working hard to put every safety precaution in place to insure we host a safe event. We are working close with the Saint Louis County Health Department and Big River Running Company to put measures in place that allow for the most social distancing. These include smaller designated corrals, mask mandates (except while running/walking), controlled starts (every 2 minutes), and a large open finishing post race area.
If you have attended one of our events in the years past, you know the STL Cure Sarcoma 6K was not just a race. We created an event where people could gather after the race and meet others affected by Sarcoma. This lets people know they were not alone in their fight. We provided a free lunch from Pappy’s Smokehouse, basket raffle, car smash, bounce houses, and other activities. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, the events after the race will have to wait until next year.
6K Virtual Run/Walk. (3.72 miles)
Live: Tremayne Shelter at Creve Coeur Park (13725 Marine Ave., Maryland Heights, MO 63043).
Virtual: Anywhere you are able to responsibly social distance from others. i.e. park, streets, track, treadmill.
Live: Sunday October 10, 2021 at 9:30am.
Virtual: Sunday October 10th through October 31st (We will not record your time for virtual event. If you decide to go virtual, you can choose a time that works best for you and your family, and friends. Virtual registrants can pick up your race t-shirt during packet pick-up on Oct 9th. If you can not attend packet pick-up, your t-shirt will be mailed to you on October 11th.
Each participant will receive a regular event day t-shirt, with the opportunity to upgrade to a performance wicking shirt for an additional fee ($10).
*T-shirts cannot be guaranteed with registrations submitted after September 17th. Registration will remain open until October 31st. Extra t-shirts will be ordered and given on a first come first serve basis.
PACKET PICK UP:
We encourage all to attend the packet pickup listed below or have a designated team person attend the event to pick up your t-shirt(s) and packet (s). On approximately Sept 26th, we will send out an email requesting you to submit a list of your bulk pickups so we can have them all together on the day of the pickups.
WHEN and WHERE:
Where: West County Assembly of God: 13431 N Outer 40 Rd, Town and Country, MO 63017
When: October 9, 2021 from 10am until 2pm
Please make checks out to Sarcoma Foundation of America. Write on memo line: STL CURE SARCOMA and the Name of person or team you are sponsoring.
Checks can be mailed to:
Sarcoma Foundation of America
PO Box 458
Damascus, MD 20872