Komen Race Set For April 13

Participants eye the finish line amid supporters during last year’s Komen Maryland Ocean City Race for the Cure. Photo by Chris Parypa

OCEAN CITYSusan G. Komen Maryland® will return with its 3rd Annual Komen Maryland Ocean City Race for the Cure® on Sunday, April 13.

The race, which takes place along Ocean City’s famous Boardwalk, is comprised of a 5K (3.1 miles) competitive run (timed), a 5K recreational run, a 5K walk and a family fun walk. The Race Village will once again be set up in the Inlet. Participants can register at www.komenmd.org/oc .

The route has changed for this year’s race. The 5k run will take place entirely on the Boardwalk between the Inlet and 13th Street. The one-mile walk will begin on the South East corner of the Race Village, go up and around the pier, turn around on the Boardwalk and finish in front of Sportland Arcade.

Additional changes this year include a new race day schedule. The Race Village will open at 7 a.m.; the run will begin at 9 a.m., and the walk will begin at 9:30 a.m.

The full schedule is as follows:

7 a.m.: Survivor, Donation & Registration Tents Open;

7:40 a.m.: Survivors Parade of Pink;

8 a.m.: Survivor Photo;

8:15 a.m.: Warmup;

9 a.m.: 5K Run (3.1 miles) Timed Run/Recreational Run;

9:30 a.m.: 5K Walk (3.1 miles)/Family Fun Walk; and

10:30 a.m.: Awards Ceremony

Komen Maryland began funding programs on the Eastern Shore in 2002. Since then, more than $3 million has been invested into programs located on or benefiting the Eastern Shore. This past fiscal year, Komen Maryland provided $22,910 to Survivors Offering Support (SOS) and $84,994 to the The Red Devils, who both provide services on the Eastern Shore. Approximately $75,000 was provided to Wicomico County Health Department for its grant program which provides education, screening and outreach to uninsured women in Worcester, Somerset and Wicomico counties. Komen Maryland also provided small grant funding to MAC Inc. and Moveable Feast. MAC. Inc. received $5,000 for its program, which serves the lower shore counties and Moveable Feast received $10,000 for services across the entire Eastern Shore.

Seventy-five of all the funds raised stay in the state to fund local service providers, the additional 25% of funds raised are invested into breast cancer research programs taking place across the country. Due to the strong research institutes within Maryland, much of the 25% raised by Komen Maryland is invested back into the state in the form of research grants. For more information, the office can be reached by calling:  410-938-8990.