20 for 2020
Join runners in starting the new year strong! Challenge yourself by running 20 miles total from January 1 - 20. Run your miles anytime, anywhere (even on the treadmill) and start 2020 off on the right foot. All runners receive an official race pin to commemorate this challenge. $10 from every registration will be donated to the charity, AKTIV Against Cancer. AKTIV Against Cancer works to ensure physical activity will become an integral part of cancer treatment.
Register below: $15 for the challenge. $10 of every registration will be donated to Aktiv Against Cancer.
Grab your running shoes and run your 20 miles anywhere, anytime for 20 days.
Post a photo on social media in your virtual race bib use the hashtag: #20for2020 #AKTIVAgainstCancer
*You can register and start your 20 for 2020 challenge at any time and complete the 20 miles in 20 days on your own time!
AKTIV Against Cancer was founded by Norwegian national icon and nine-time New York City Marathon champion, Grete Waitz, and Helle Aanesen in Norway in 2007. After donating more than $14M and helping to create 16 physical activity centers in cancer treatment facilities throughout Norway, AKTIV Against Cancer established its official 501(c)(3) presence in the United States in 2014.
Physical activity can be positive for the vast majority of cancer patients, both during and after treatment. It helps reduce unwanted side effects such as nausea, fatigue, and sleep problems while increasing endurance, strength, and energy. It can also help build a sense of empowerment and improve quality of life.
Recent research indicates the benefits of physical activity extend beyond controlling symptoms and side-effects of cancer therapy; it is shown to reduce cancer progression and improve a patient's response to anticancer therapy.