Registration for the 9th Annual Running Strong 5K Run for the Future is open. Sign up to hit the streets of San Antonio with hundreds of your colleagues and friends to run or walk in support of the Radiation Oncology Institute (ROI) and its research in radiation oncology.
It’s time to register and start training for the race.
Early on Monday, October 22, 2018, at 6:44 a.m. local time, runners and walkers attending the 60th ASTRO Annual Meeting will gather to take a scenic route along the famous San Antonio River Walk. Included in the race is a section of the historic Mission Trail.
The 5K, which is hosted by Radiation Business Solutions, brings together physicians, physicists, administrators, exhibitors and others in a fun, friendly environment to support research in radiation oncology and to enhance the future of the field. For the first time, the Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology (ARRO) is forming a team of residents from across the nation to participate in the 2018 Race.
As host of the event, Radiation Business Solutions covers all the costs of the 5K, so 100 percent of proceeds from sponsorships and runner registrations benefit the ROI. This year for the first time, individuals and groups are invited to become fundraisers for the ROI and compete to be honored with a giant banner at the 5K finish line by raising the most money for radiation oncology research. Whether you want to race or not, anyone can participate in this challenge by going to the registration site and selecting the “Become a Fundraiser” option under “Make a Donation.” You can register, make a contribution, and become a fundraiser now at www.roi5k.com.
Generous sponsors of the 2018 5K include: Elekta and Varian Medical Systems at the Hope level ($10,000); Accuray at the Compassion level ($5,000); Northwest Medical Physics Center and Tier3MD at the Hatch Show Print level ($1,500).
If you're headed to the ASTRO Annual Meeting in San Antonio in October, register and start training and pack your running shoes to join with runners and walkers of all levels to support ROI and radiation oncology research.