Welcome to The Fight It Race!
|Join us for the 15th Annual Fight It! 5K|
The Fight It! 5K is the Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund's largest annual fundraiser. This 10K/5K/1K race and walk-a-thon is open to walkers and runners of all abilities…and their canine companions, too! This is a cross country trail so runners will appreciate a break from pounding their joints on concrete and asphalt and absolutely love this race.
Date: Saturday, October 8, 2016
Registration / Check-in Opens: 7:00am
Race Start: 8:00am 5K/10K, 7:30am 1K (RAIN or SHINE)
Location: Central Park Cross Country Trail
Address: 27150 Bouquet Cyn. Rd. Santa Clarita CA 91351
“Fight It From Afar" Division: $32
“Fight It! 5K-9” Division: $5 per pup
Register Early! Size of shirts and/or shirts are guaranteed for those registered by September 27th, those registered after are as supplies last. All prices will increase $5 for the 5K/1K and $7 for the 10K at the event onsite.
Awards: 1st through 3rd in each 5K/10K age/sex division will be awarded, as well as 1st-3rd 5K/10K overall. The 5K/10K events are both measured and officiated by SC Runners. The top fundraiser overall will receive an amazing award!
Bib Pick Up Friday: We have an opportunity to pick up your bib, shirt and goody bag before event morning! Additionally you can register for the 1K/5K or 10k at bib pick up if you have not already and pick your shirt up right then! Location TBD.
The Brenda Mehling Cancer Fund (BMCF) supports patients 18-40 years old, currently undergoing cancer treatment. It covers services to meet daily needs, such as home health care services, co-payments, temporary housing, rent, insurance, and food. The goal of Brenda’s Fund is to help young adults in treatment maintain self-respect and minimize the stress of associated financial challenges.
Brenda was diagnosed with breast cancer in her late twenties, when she realized that the health care system was not equipped to meet many patients' day-to-day needs through months of treatment. As members of JCI Santa Clarita, Brenda and Kieran Wong founded the BMCF in February 2001. Since then it has helped 525 recipients, providing over $329,631 in support services. In February 2004, Brenda lost her second battle against cancer. However, the Fund continues to realize her vision through the people whose lives she touched. To learn more about the BMCF visit the BMCF website here.
Success In 2015
Another successful event! Thank you to everyone who participated or donated to the 14th Annual Fight It! 5K on May 9, 2015 and helped us raise over $40,000 for cancer patients. We are so grateful to our outstanding and supportive community! Due to your generosity, the BMCF was able to re-open their grant program to help more patients.