The Putnam City Cancer Classic 5K run/walk is back after more than a two-year pandemic-related hiatus.
The 13th annual event, which benefits cancer research at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, will be April 16 at Eldon Lyon Park (7400 NW 36th St.) in Bethany. The 5K run will begin at 9 a.m., followed by a 1-mile fun run/walk at 10 a.m.
Registration is $30 for the 5K and $20 for the fun run. The first 500 to register will receive an event T-shirt. Donations also will be accepted.
Putnam City Schools students, parents and teachers have raised nearly $4 million for cancer research at OMRF since the district’s Cancer Fund Drive began in 1975. In addition to purchasing lab equipment and supplies, the cancer drive also established the Putnam City Schools Distinguished Chair in Cancer Research at OMRF, held by scientist Linda Thompson, Ph.D.
Online registration is available through April 12 at www.omrf.org/run.