While area women are training for this year’s Race for the Cure in Little Rock on Oct. 22, men who support the girls have an opportunity all their own to join in the fight against breast cancer.
Team C of the Leadership Jonesboro Class of 2011 is sponsoring Guys for the Girls, a “guys only” 5K walk/run planned for Saturday, Aug. 27. This event reverses the typical roles of the guys and the girls who support the Arkansas Race for the Cure.
When things get underway at 7:30 in the morning on Aug. 27, it will be the men on the course. The women who support them will show up decked out in outrageous pink attire, lining the streets and manning intersections and water stations, cheering on the guys.
Men can get chips and take part as timed runners, or they can be non-timed participants in the Ridge Runners run/walk event.
Registration is $25 for timed participants and $20 for non-timed guys who sign up through Aug. 19. After the Aug. 19, registration will be $30 and $25, respectively. Cost on the day of Guys for the Girls will be $30. Men registered by Aug. 9 will be guaranteed T-shirts. Participants can register online at racesonline.com.
Corporate sponsors include St. Bernards, Craighead Electric Cooperative, Nabholz Construction, Productive Staffing, Ritter Communications, Sartin Services Lawncare and Nursery.
Additional information may be secured from Alicia Storey at 870-273-4487.