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Fight Pancreatic Cancer at the 9th Annual Kick It 5K Benefiting the Kosten Foundation at Shelby Farms Park on April 7, 2019

Register for the Kick It 5K Before March 20 to be Entered into a Drawing to Win a Fitbit

Memphis, Tenn., February 5, 2019 – The 9th Annual Kick It 5K will take place Sunday, April 7 at Shelby Farms Park at 1 p.m. The all-ages event includes a 5K run, 1-mile fun walk, opportunities for spirit runners, an inspirational survivor ceremony, entertainment, and food vendors. Registration is open at Individuals who register on or before March 20 will be entered into a drawing to win a Fitbit!

“We are excited to announce the 9th annual Kick It 5K. This event has grown to be our biggest annual fundraising opportunity,” said Alan Kosten, Chairman of the Herb Kosten Pancreatic Cancer Charitable Fund. “Last year we had over 1,500 people attend, helping us to raise more than $150,000. It is a fun time for everyone, with the actual run, the fun walk, Corky’s BBQ, live music and fun photo booth. People of all ages will have a great time while helping to raise awareness and fund pancreatic cancer research at our own University of Tennessee Health Science Center.”

The Kick It 5K is the largest annual fundraiser for the Memphis-based Kosten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Support, who has raised nearly $2,000,000 for pancreatic cancer research over the years.

Runners participating in the 5K and one-mile walkers may take advantage of an early bird discount of a $25 donation to register and participate through March 20. Registration donations increase to $30 from March 21 through April 6, and $35 on race day. Spirit runner registration donations are $15 through March 20, $20 from March 21 through April 6, and $25 on race day. Survivors run/walk free.

Online registration is available now through April 6 at midnight at this link  Mail-in registration closes March 31 at midnight.

Race Day Itinerary:

12:30 p.m. Race Shirt Pick Up, Bib Number pick up and Registration Begins

1:00 p.m. EVENT BEGINS

1:00 p.m. Pre-Race Live Entertainment Begins/Team Pictures

1:30 p.m. Survivor Ceremony and Photo

1:45 p.m. Registration Ends/Runners make their way to starting line

1:55 p.m. Last minute race instructions and recognition of race sponsors

2:00 p.m. 5K Race Begins

2:10 p.m. 1-Mile Family Fun Walk Begins

2:15 p.m. Post-Race Entertainment by Kory Myers & Friends

2:30 p.m. Post-Race Party Begins with Corky’s BBQ

3:20 p.m. Thank you message from Kosten Foundation

3:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony

Awards will be given in the following categories:

  • Grandmasters – top one male and top one female in the 50-years old and older categories
  • Masters – top one male and top one female in the 40- to 49-year old category
  • Overall – the top three male and top three female participants in each age division.

Age divisions are: 9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+

Click to view the race map online –

Race headquarters will be located on Mullins Station Road. Race organizers ask participants to enter from Mullins Station Road at Gate 10.

Donations are always accepted and can be submitted online via this link:

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