By Joseph Simmons
Approximately 2,500 runners are expected to participate in the annual Rex Lee Run March 24, 2007.
Now in its 12th year, the run is sponsored by and benefits the BYU Cancer Research Center. This year”s event will feature both 5k and 10k runs, with new chip-electronic timing.
The 10k run will begin at 9 a.m., with the 5k beginning shortly after, at 9:15.
Not only do all proceeds go to the BYU Cancer Research Center, but the run is also a chance to honor late BYU President Rex Lee.
Just as in year”s past, all runners will be entered into a raffle, and prizes will be awarded after the race. There will also be music, food and an inflatable fair for children.
Participants can walk or run, and they can also participate by choosing to “honor a cancer fighter” with a donation and have someone wear a badge for them.
Registration will be $15 for the 5k run and $20 for the 10k run. Day of registration will be $20 for the 5k, and $25 10k. As always, medals will be given to the top runners from each age group.
“We think this year”s run is going to be the best ever,” said Dan Simmons, director of the Cancer Research Center. “It”s exciting to introduce these new innovations, with the chip timing and the course modifications. We”ll have all the fun stuff we”ve had in years past, too. It”s going to be terrific.”
The run has drawn strong corporate sponsorship, and also support from friends of Rex Lee, who admired the work he did at BYU and as U.S. Solicitor General.
Interested runners can register online at rexleerun.byu.edu, or at a designated booth on campus.