On April 29th, 200 ambitious people “ran” a .1K lap around The Martin Event Space (328 feet, to be exact!) to raise money for the Mid-America Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). LLS is the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding research and finding cures for blood cancers.
It was great to have John Warren, the avid cyclist and cancer survivor who founded the .1K back in 2012, inspiring so many people to invest in blood cancer research!
“We wanted to create an event anyone could participate in, and the .1K Challenge pokes fun at people like me who compete in real endurance events,” said Warren. “It’s great to see people dress up, have a few drinks, and support an important cause.”
The Martin City .1K Challenge is known for encouraging participants to wear costumes, and we definitely saw plenty of hilarious examples this year!
Big thanks to the Martin City Brewing Company for providing all the delicious food and drinks, AND for bringing a margarita machine to hydrate everyone before the big race!
Refueling with donuts at the .05K halfway mark!
Official kickoff video off the 2018 .1K!
THANK YOU to everyone who joined us in Martin City to raise money for blood cancer research! If you missed out, the .1K Challenge will be back next year on April 28, 2019.
The .1K Challenge exists to fund blood cancer research for people like Anna Oliver, a three-time cancer survivor who attended the .1K to share her story and offer advice to those living with similar circumstances. We appreciate her advocacy and applaud her courage to fight this terrible disease.
If you are interested in making an impact in the fight against blood cancers, please visit the LLS website to find out how!