Sonoma Raceway will utilize its 12-turn road course to continue the fight against stomach cancer, the third leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide, at the 8th annual John’s March Against Stomach Cancer. John’s March has raised more than $110,000 over its eight-year history, and is the only major fundraiser for No Stomach for Cancer on the West Coast. It is named in honor of longtime raceway spokesperson, John Cardinale, who passed away in 2013 after a two-year battle with stomach cancer.
Registration:Registration for the event is $40 per person, which includes the walk/run, a T-shirt and light refreshments following the March. Advance registration is not required; walk-ups are welcome and encouraged.
Event Schedule:Saturday, Jan. 12; Registration 7:30 a.m.; Walk/run begins at 9 a.m. This event will be held rain or shine.
Distance:The basic course is the 12-turn, 2-52-mile Sonoma Raceway road course. For those looking for more of a challenge, 5K and 10K race distances will be also marked. A shorter, less hilly course will be available for those who do not wish to complete the full 2.52-mile circuit.
Who can come?This is an all-inclusive event – children, pets (on leash). Everyone is welcome. The raceway’s Sunoco Victory Lane will also be available for pictures before and after the march. No scooters or skateboards are allowed on track.
Hotel Accommodations:Need a place to stay close to the track for John’s March? Find nearby lodging options here: www.sonomaraceway.com/track/lodging_options.
Warrior Wall:Participants are encouraged to bring pictures of loved ones affected by gastric cancer to share on the Warrior Wall, which will honor those affected by the disease.
If you are unable to attend and would like to donate in Honor of a friend or family member please follow the link below.https://nostomachforcancer.z2systems.com/donation.jsp?campaign=48&
Where does the money go?All proceeds benefit No Stomach For Cancer, Inc. a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works to increase awareness and education about stomach cancer, provide a support network for affected families and support research efforts for screening, early detection, treatment and prevention of stomach cancer. You can find more information at www.nostomachforcancer.org.
More information:For more information about John’s March, contact Diana Brennan at email@example.com or 707-933-3918.