April 27, 2012
Contact: Lesley Fry (419) 995-8671 or Pam Joseph (419) 995-8284
Ohio State Lima Peloton hosts 5K to raise money for cancer research
Team Lima Buckeye, Ohio State Lima’s peloton, will host a Run to Ride 5K Run/Walk at 8:30 a.m., Sat., May 12, 2012, on the Ohio State Lima Campus. Team Lima Buckeye, a smaller peloton within Ohio State’s super-peloton, Team Buckeye, is raising money for Pelotonia, a non-profit organization that donates 100 percent of its proceeds to cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute.
A Kids’ Half-Mile will start at approximately 9:15 a.m. Children’s activities and supervision will be provided during the 5K. The 5K route starts in front of the Public Service Building. The course includes campus roads, streets bordering campus, and a lap around the campus Quad. The Kids’ Half-Mile will be on campus roads only.
Pelotonia is a three-day experience from Aug. 10-12, 2012, that includes a weekend of cycling, entertainment and volunteerism. Several thousand will bike one of six ride options ranging from 25 to 180 miles between Columbus and Gambier. Fundraising minimums range from $1,200 to $2,200 depending on the route chosen. Pelotonia is able to direct 100 percent of every dollar raised to support cancer research. Its three-year total surpasses $25 million.
Pre-registration for the Run to Ride 5K Run/Walk continues through Fri., May 4, 2012. Race-day registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and will close at 8:15 a.m. The 5K pre-registration fee is $20 and the race-day registration fee is $25. The Kids’ Half-Mile is $10. For more information or to download a registration form, go to RunToRide.com.
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