Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Milers to Raise Funds for Cindy Brochman

An evening of mile races on the Macalester College track one week from today will raise funds for Twin Cities runner Cindy Brochman who is battling cancer.

Brochman, a former St. Olaf College runner who has been a long-time fixture on the local road running scene as a member of the Run N Fun team, was diagnosed with myo fibroblastic sarcoma in December.

There's a fine interview with Brochman, HERE, on the Chad Austin's Running Minnesota web-site about her condition and her varied athletic career -- which also includes volleyball and snowshoeing.

You can also follow Brochman via her Caring Bridge pages, HERE.

The "Rock for Broch!" races begin at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30. There are separate mile races for kids, masters, and open runners of various abilities. Runner's are asked to make a $10 minimum donation to register for the event.

All proceeds from the event will help Brochman pay the medical expenses she is incurring. Silcone "Rock for Broch" bracelets and buttons will be sold at the event. There will also be a fund-raising raffle.

Today is the final day for mail-in pre-registration; entries must be postmarked by June 23. In-person pre-registration will continue through Friday, June 26 at the Run N Fun store in St. Paul. Race-day registration begins at 5:15 p.m. on June 30.

You can find the entry form for the race HERE.

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