SudburyROCKS to support cancer foundation, move to May 31

SudburyROCKS will support the Northern Cancer Foundation with its 2020 marathon, with a new race date of May 31.

“We’re excited to bring the SudburyROCKS Marathon to a new date,” said Brent Walker, race director for SudburyROCKS, at a press conference at Health Sciences North on Tuesday. “We’re hoping it brings warmer weather, more runners and increased volunteering.

“We’re also very pleased to once again be working with the Northern Cancer Foundation with the race this year. With the help of our runners, we have an opportunity to put our best foot forward for local cancer care.”

During the last 14 years, SudburyROCKS has become one of northeastern Ontario’s most popular races and is Sudbury’s only Boston Marathon qualifier.

Last year’s race saw more than 1,800 runners and walkers take part.

“We are so pleased to be the charitable recipient of the SudburyROCKS Marathon committee again this year,” Anthony Keating, president and CDO of foundations and volunteer groups at Health Sciences North, said in a release. “Keeping an active lifestyle is an important piece of the cancer prevention puzzle, but another piece is raising funds for charity.

“In addition to participating in SudburyROCKS, we’d like to strongly encourage all walkers and runners to help raise funds for the Northern Cancer Foundation by asking their friends and families to make donations. Funds raised through this event support world-class research and care delivered at the Northeast Cancer Centre.”

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Article by: Sudbury Star Staff