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Celebrating 19 Years of Strides and Smiles: The ASK 5K & Fun Walk Presented by Anthem

ASK 5K & Fun Walk presented by Anthem

Lace-up your running shoes because we're gearing up for the 19th Annual ASK 5K & Fun Walk! This event has become a treasured tradition for us at ASK and the entire community, rallying behind families battling childhood cancer. And guess what? Once again, Anthem is leading the charge as our presenting sponsor for the 19th year in a row! Their steadfast commitment to our cause has been the fuel propelling us forward, and we can't thank them enough for their tireless support that keeps us running toward our goal.

Get ready to put your best foot forward because this year's 19th Annual ASK 5K & Fun Walk will be an event for the history books! Set for Saturday, May 18th, 2024, at The Diamond, it's a day you won't want to miss. From the camaraderie to the sense of purpose, this event embodies the spirit of a community coming together for a common goal – to make life better for children battling cancer across Virginia. Not yet registered? No worries at all, you can register today at Can't make it in person? No sweat! We have virtual participation options available, ensuring everyone can participate in the action. Is your company looking for a team-building exercise that also benefits the community? This is your chance to shine through sponsorship or team participation!

We will rally together with more than 1,000 participants, most families of children who are going through treatment or who are now into survivorship. A visual representation of the community coming together to celebrate their cancer journey and supporting the more than 300 children who will receive a cancer diagnosis this year. The ASK 5K & Fun Walk isn't just about covering ground; it's a celebration of resilience and strength.

Our goal this year? To raise $250,000, and we know with your support, we can crush that target! Every dollar raised goes towards supporting children battling cancer and their families, providing them with the care, resources, and support they need during their journey.

The fun kicks off bright and early with a Pre-Race Tailgate at 8:00 am, featuring games, activities, music, and more to get those muscles warmed up for the 3.1-mile run/walk. Psst, this year, we've got something extra sweet – introducing the Kid's Donut Dash at 8:45 am! Watch your little ones dash for delicious treats in this quick sprint. And don't forget, a medal awaits every participant who crosses the finish line.

After all that excitement, we'll gather for an awards ceremony at 9:00 am to recognize our top fundraisers, teams, and the ones with the most pep in their step. But wait, there's more! The celebration continues at the Post-Race Festival on the concourse, complete with live music, activities to keep the kiddos entertained, and a Kourageous Kids Victory lap. It's the perfect way to cap off a day. 

As we reflect on the past 18 years of the ASK 5K & Fun Walk, we're reminded of the incredible journey we've embarked on – a journey powered by love, compassion, and a lot of hustle. We thank Anthem for their unwavering support and our sponsors, participants, volunteers, and everyone who has helped make this event a roaring success year after year.

So mark your calendars, rally your troops, and join us on May 18th as we stride, stroll, and celebrate hope. Because with your support, the ASK 5K & Fun Walk isn't just a walk – it's a testament to the power of community, coming together to make a difference one step at a time.


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