The annual Rex Lee Run Against Cancer will take place Saturday, March 12, at the BYU Outdoor Track at Brigham Young University. The cost for the run is $15 for the 5K run and $20 for the 10K run on or before March 11.
Preregistration will be available Feb. 14-18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the main level booths in the Wilkinson Student Center. Those who preregister will receive a $2 discount.
Regular registration continues March 1-10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and March 11-12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center, and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the BYU University Parkway Center. Same-day registration will only be open from 7 a.m. to 8:40 a.m., and there is an additional $5 fee to register on the day of the race.
Participants can also register online at rexleerun.byu.edu/register.php or by mailing a registration form and payment to E-181 BNSN, Provo, Utah 84602.
Proceeds will go to the BYU Cancer Research Center to fund cancer research fellowships.
Opening ceremonies for the event will begin at 8:45 a.m. The race begins at 9 a.m. All participants will be entered into a raffle for prizes donated by community businesses to be presented after the race. There will also be music and food.
The race honors former BYU President Rex E. Lee, a former U.S. Solicitor General and an avid runner. Lee died of lymphoma in 1996. The first Rex Lee Run, organized by cancer survivors in his honor, was held a few weeks after his passing.
Writer: Mel Gardner