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Annual 5K For Kids Cancer


Every September, families come together in Charlotte, NC to raise money for pediatric cancer research and local children’s charities.  What better way to help celebrate Isabella’s life than bringing the community together to raise funds and awareness to make a difference in lives affected by cancer.  In the last 5 years the Isabella Santos Foundation 5K for Kids Cancer and 1 Mile Fun Run has raised close to $700,000 for Neuroblastoma research and charities near and dear to our hearts.  Last year alone we had almost 3,000 participants and raised over $200,000.   We are excited to see what 2014 brings!

Isabella & Daddy, 2011

Isabella & Daddy, 2011

Join us this year!   Saturday, September 20th for the 7th Annual Isabella Santos Foundation 5K for Kids Cancer presented by the Charlotte Checkers and Family Fun Run in Charlotte, NC.    We are the fastest growing family friendly race in Charlotte providing fun for the entire family.  We are also thrilled to announce that this year we are adding a 10K to our racing repertoire!  Check out the new course map on the 5K for Kids Cancer website.  Not a runner?  Not a problem!  We have an activity for everyone with food and refreshments to help keep you energized.  Race participants will receive a t-shirt, official racing bib with micro chip timing system, and sponsor goodie bag.  Phantom runners will receive a t-shirt through the mail.  Prizes will be given to the winners for specific age categories.

Race Day Activities:

  • Kids Zone for the little ones including games, facepainting, slides, jump house, photo booth
  • Raffle and Silent Auction including beauty/spa packages,  sporting events, date night outs, vacations, jewelry and more
  • Kids Fun Run Warm Up with Extreme Multisport, a fun activity filled warm up for the kids to teach them the importance of healthy activity and get them ready for their big race