Missoula’s Race For The Cure Will Be Virtual For 2020
For the past few years, the Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure has been taking place at Caras Park in Missoula, a huge gathering of people with the goal to race and raise money to fund breast cancer research. It's a great event - I was lucky enough to be part of it one year, and the enthusiasm and love that everyone brought to it was evident as soon as the day began.
Of course, in 2020, getting people gathered together all in one place isn't the most advisable thing, thanks to COVID-19. But that isn't going to stop the Race for the Cure. Rather than hold the event at Caras Park like normal, this year the race is going virtual!
So what does that mean, exactly? Run Wild Missoula has been doing something similar for many of their races this year. Basically, rather than get everyone together in one place for one big race, now the Race For The Cure can pretty much be done anywhere. Wherever you are, that's your race track. You'll still have to register and make your donation, which you can do at their website, but otherwise, it's pretty much the same. Just, y'know, without other people.
This year's Race For The Cure will be happening on Saturday, October 10th from 7 AM to Noon, and you can find additional info at their Facebook event page. It's a bit of a bummer that the event can't happen the way it normally does, but at least a version of it gets to continue - and hopefully, it'll be back to full power next time around in 2021!