Racing Cane Half Marathon
Welcome to the Racing Cane Half Marathon! Run13 is pleased to announce this new exciting event. This half marathon is not only fast and great for its participants, but is saturated in purpose. Included with the half marathon will be a blistering fast 5k and a family friendly kids race. This event benefits children living in the impoverished sugar cane shack communities of the Dominican Republic who walk over 5 kilometers to school – many without shoes on their feet.
Run13 and the Racing the Cane Foundation are committed to improving the lives of these children in the Dominican Republic’s sugarcane fields. Our goal is to encourage local community involvement in raising both scholarship funds and shoes for distribution. During this year’s Racing Cane event, runners will have the opportunity to collect and donate shoes. After the race we will journey to the Dominican Republic to distribute the shoes and host a free running event for the children in their town. Part of your registration fee will go towards sponsoring Dominican children to attend English academies, as those who speak English have a greater chance of attaining further education, becoming employed, and thus breaking out of the sugarcane fields. We believe that education and enterprise can help stop the cycle of poverty and give these children the option of a better life. Come join us and the Racing the Cane Foundation for this important event. All runners will be chip timed, receive race shirts, and enjoy a party at the finish line with Magleby’s Fresh breakfast, massages, medals ceremony and giveaways, bounce houses and face painting for kids!
- Overall Half Marathon Winners (male and female) – $250
- Overall 5k Winners (male and female) – $50
- Medals awarded to the top three finishers in each age division.