Hot Pink Fun Run

Family-friendly event benefits Placer Breast Cancer Foundation

Roseville, CA- The Placer Breast Cancer Foundation is hosting the 12th annual Hot Pink Fun Run, a family-friendly fun run/walk held Sunday, Sept. 29 in Downtown Roseville.

All proceeds from the Hot Pink Fun Run will benefit the Placer Breast Cancer Foundation. The group is comprised of breast cancer survivors and community activists who are committed to raising money to fund new research, outreach and health education opportunities for the region.

The festive event will include a 10K, 5K and 1-mile walk/run. All races start and end at Civic Center Plaza on Vernon Street in Downtown Roseville.

A new facet this year is the addition of Bubbles & Brews – a free pancake breakfast for all participants that comes with complimentary beer or champagne following the run. Nonparticipants pay $20 to have pancakes and a beverage. Anyone under 21 accompanied by a paid adult attendee is free.

Participants are encouraged to run/walk in the Hot Pink Fun Run in honor or memory of a friend or loved one who has been affected by breast cancer. Special customizable stickers will be available on race day. Individuals can write the name of the person they will be walking in honor or memory of on a special sticker available for $1 at packet pick-up or registration on the morning of the race.

Runners at Hot Pink Fun Run
An annual Roseville tradition for a terrific cause!

Last year’s event drew more than 750 participants, dozens of volunteers and raised funds for local breast cancer research. This year the event is expected to grow to more than 1,000 participants.

Placer Breast Cancer Foundation continues to raise funds for research and clinical trials at UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center in Sacramento.

“The Hot Pink Fun Run has developed into a wonderful community event for the entire region. It’s a day where women, men and children not only participate, but many times honor a loved one or someone they know who has been impacted by breast cancer,” said Carol Garcia, a breast cancer survivor who co-founded the Placer Breast Cancer Foundation. “This is a fantastic family-friendly event that is fun and also helps educate people, giving them both the knowledge and awareness of breast cancer.”

Hot Pink Fun Run Schedule

7:30-8:30 am: Check in and registration
8:30 am: Breast cancer survivors celebration
8:45 am: Start of 10K race
9 am: Start of 5K walk/run
9:05 am: 1-mile walk/run, includes children, dogs
10 am: Awards ceremony

Cost for adults is $40 until Sept. 1 and $45 after that date for the 1-mile fun/run and 5K. Adults pay $45 for the 10K until Sept. 1 and $50 afterward. All three race options for kids (age 10-under) are $25 until Sept. 1 and $30 after that date. Kids 5-under are free.

Participants can register at www.hotpinkfunrun.org for all three races.

The packet pick-up is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28 at a to-be-determined location. If individuals cannot make early packet pick-up, it can be done the day of the race, starting at 7:30 a.m.

Parking for the event is available in the garages on the 400 block of Vernon and Oak Street, and at Vernon and Grant Streets.

The Placer Breast Cancer Foundation is 501(c)3 non-profit organization (tax ID # 27-0690037). Contributions made to the fund are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.

Sponsorship Opportunities

If interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Foundation Administrator, Stephanie Hill, at (916) 910-5769 or info@wethinkpink.org; or Race Director, Aldo Pineschi, at (916) 532-8079 or aldo@surewest.net.

About the Placer Breast Cancer Foundation

The Placer Breast Cancer Foundation was founded in 2005 and includes breast cancer survivors and community activists. The members are determined to raise awareness regarding breast cancer prevention, early detection, and support services available during treatment. For more information, visit www.wethinkpink.org.