Introducing The James 5K Race Series

Introducing the James 5K Race Series

In June 2014 The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) is kicking off the James 5K Race Series. This inaugural year of the series will feature five annual running events in Columbus, Ohio, that will involve more than 3,200 participants and hundreds more who will come out to support their loved ones in their quest to make a difference for cancer patients and survivors.

These five events, which will benefit five different cancer research areas at the OSUCCC – James, are hosted by five different community partners that have been leading these races for a number of years. The James 5K Race Series was established to support these races by increasing awareness, dollars and participants, and it will continue to grow in all aspects as new races are added in future years. More than $247,000 is expected to be raised from these races this inaugural year.

  • MoveMMORE 5k
    • 7th annual race benefiting multiple myeloma cancer research
    •  June 7, 2014
  • The Jack Roth 5K Rock ‘n’ Run
    • 9th annual race benefiting lung cancer research
    • June 8, 2014
  • Clunger Beats 5000
    • 2nd annual race benefiting adult lymphoblastic leukemia
    • August 31, 2014
  • Steps for Sarcoma
    • 5th annual race benefiting orthopaedic sarcoma cancer research
    • September 14, 2014
  • Courage Conquer and Cure 5K
    • 3rd annual race benefiting breast cancer research through the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research
    • October 4, 2014
Whether this year will be your first year running or walking a 5K, or if you are an experienced veteran, The James wants you to feel prepared and excited about the upcoming race season. Tips and tricks will be posted on the James 5K Race Series App located on the OSUCCC – James Facebook Page that will help you gear up for the race series and be successful throughout the season.

Come learn more about the inaugural year of The James 5K Race Series at our Kick Off Party on June 1 from noon - 4 p.m. at Fleet Feet Sports Columbus, 1270 E. Powell Road, Lewis Center, Ohio 43035. Enjoy exclusive in-store coupons, a vendor fair featuring all five races, The James mammography van and expert advice from dietitians and doctors. Receive free race swag and an additional gift for signing up for four of the five races!

For this inaugural year, The James would like to thank our sponsors for helping get this off the ground. Presenting Sponsors for 2014 are Kroger, Rewind 103.5/104.3 Columbus and Fleet Feet Sports Columbus. The Gold Sponsor for 2014 is Absolute Impressions. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Kim Collins at kim.collins@osumc.edu.