Benefit road race is Saturday morning in Collinsville

A 5K road race to benefit Stand Up 2 Cancer will begin Saturday morning in Collinsville.

A 5K road race to benefit Stand Up 2 Cancer will begin Saturday morning in Collinsville.

CANTON – A 3.1 mile road race and fun run to benefit the Stand Up to Cancer organization will this Saturday, Sept. 17, beginning at 9 a.m., on the Farmington River Trail near the Crown and Hammer restaurant. 

The race is being organized by Canton resident Colin O’Brien, who is part of the team that organizes the O’Briley Thanksgiving morning road race in Collinsville that benefits local charities. Race registration is $20 but all registration money is being donated to Stand Up 2 Cancer.

The fun run for kids begins at 8:45 a.m. with the road race beginning at 9 a.m. Runners will receive a complimentary water bottle and trophies are being donated by Mr. Trophy. 

The Stand Up 2 Cancer organization awards grants to multi-institutional groups of scientists who work collaboratively, rather than competitively, to develop new treatments for cancer quickly in order to save lives now. 

Get your registration in advance by sending a check made payable to Colin O’Brien to 29 Westwood Drive in Canton, 06019. Registration will also be accepted on the morning of the race.

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