(BLOOMINGTON) - More than 5,000 participants consisting of local Hoosiers and other athletes competed at Bloomington's Memorial Stadium on Saturday to raise more than $170,000 during the 14th annual Hoosiers Outrun Cancer.
The event featured a 5-kilometer racecourse for the 147 registered teams.
An additional racecourse was set up for a 1-mile Kids' Run and Family Walk, and donations were accepted from those who were unable to participate in the actual race. The money raised was donated to the IU Health Olcott Center for Cancer Education.
The race included support from more than 20 sponsorships and corporate participants, including Southern Indiana Physicians, IU Health Bloomington Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary and Bloomington Anesthesiologists, P.C.
Rudolph said this year's event raised between $170,000 and $180,000. The event has raised more than $2 million during the last 14 years combined, all of which has been donated to the Olcott Center.
According to IU Health's website, "The Center offers an extensive lending library, weekly support groups, patient advocacy and some individualized financial assistance."
As a part of IU Health, the center provides one-on-one education with clients and their family members. Rudolph said the center also offers services and education, free of charge, to anybody who has been affected by cancer.
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