Crush Cancer 5K & Costume Contest

Oct. 28, 2023 Boydton, VA 23917 US


564 Washington Street
Boydton, VA US 23917


Register for the 3rd Annual Crush Cancer 5K & Costume Contest to benefit the Mecklenburg County Cancer Association. Strut your stuff in a pre-run Costume Contest, then hit the ground running for a 3.1-mile trot along the Tobacco Heritage Trail. This year's event is happening during the 45th Annual Boydton Day! 

Race Day Schedule
7–7:45 a.m. Registration/Packet Pickup and Costume Contest Entry 
8 a.m. 5K Begins 
8:45 a.m. 5K Awards + Costume Contest Awards
9 a.m. 1-Mile Trick-or-Trot (children 12 and under)
9:30 a.m. Trick-or-Trot Awards 

Reason to Race
Cancer is a disease that affects everyone. Whether you’re a relative, spouse, friend, coworker, caregiver or patient, you understand that when one person is diagnosed, their whole network joins together in the fight against cancer. Everyone’s network looks a little different. Sometimes, more assistance is needed for individuals battling cancer in our community to cover costs associated with treatments, medication, travel and missed time from work. That’s why the Mecklenburg County Cancer Association provides a channel through which the generosity of county residents, businesses, and others can financially assist cancer patients within Mecklenburg County in their efforts to combat cancer.

This 5K is planned in memory of Debbie Blue Winn, who lost her battle with ovarian cancer at age 66, briefly after being diagnosed. Debbie was a bright-spirited mother and Dee-Dee, wife, friend, active member of Antioch Baptist Church, president of The Gideons International Clarksville Auxiliary and dedicated employee of 37 years at Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative. She was health conscious and fitness-minded, always encouraging her colleagues to join her on morning and afternoon walks, and earning several trophies and medals in local 5K races.

Costume Contest
-The Costume Contest is reserved for individuals registered to participate in the Crush Cancer 5K & Costume Contest or the 1-Mile Trick-or-Trot.
-To enter the costume, arrive at the race site between 7 and 7:45 a.m. and look for Costume Contest signage. You'll be asked to provide your name and the name of your costume. 
-Judges will be looking for creativity, authenticity, overall appearance and craftsmanship. 
-You must be able to run/walk in your costume to be eligible for participation. 
-You may enter the Costume Contest as an individual, pair or group. If entering as a pair or group, all members of your costume must be present at the time of judging. 
-You must be present at the post-run awards ceremony to win a prize. 

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Presenting Sponsor

Ghoulish Gold Sponsors

Silverstitious Sponsors

Boo-Ronze Sponsors


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