Racing for Research on the River Walk
The Ninth Annual 5K Run for the Future to benefit the Radiation Oncology Institute featured over 200 runners on Monday, October 22, 2018. The race began before daylight and meandered along the renowned River Walk in San Antonio. With flashlights and head lights, the runners started the race at the Arneson River Theatre on the River Walk.
Ben Li, MD, MBA, from University of California, San Francisco, the winner of the 5K for the second year in a row, described the race as being “like running in a miniature Venice.”
The event netted over $37,000 from sponsorships, registration fees, and donations, and all proceeds were contributed directly to the ROI to help fund radiation oncology research. Radiation Business Solutions hosted the race and covered all the expenses for the 5K.
Individuals and teams competed for the best times, and the leaders set a fast pace.
The winning men were:
|Ben Li, MD, MBA
|Jason Parks, MD
|Matthew McCurdy, MD, PhD, DABR
||Austin Cancer Center
The winning women were:
|Emma Fields, MD
||University of Colorado
|Meaghan Gomez, MS, MSN
||MD Anderson Cancer Center
The team competition was based on the average time of the team’s top three runners. The winning academic teams were:
|MD Anderson Cancer Center
The winning corporate teams were:
|Varian & Siemens
See the complete results
of the race. Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s ROI 5K!