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Registration Open for the 2022 Kick It 5K 

Memphis, Tenn., June 9, 2022 – The Kosten Foundation announced that registration for their 12th annual Kick It 5K benefitting pancreatic cancer research and support is now open. The October 30th event is presented by Baptist Memorial Health Care and will be held at Shelby Farms Park beginning at 1 p.m. Runners, walkers, or anyone that would like to support the race can register on the event’s website at

“We are thrilled to host our 12th annual Kick It 5K on October 30 to kick off November’s Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. The community has always been incredibly supportive of our work battling pancreatic cancer and we are looking forward to seeing everyone running, walking, and enjoying their time together at the race,” said Alan Kosten, Chairman of the Kosten Foundation.

Runners or walkers can register for $30 to participate in-person or virtually for the Kick It 5K. All proceeds from the event goes towards funding pancreatic cancer research. The Kick It 5K is the Kosten Foundation’s largest fundraising event and at its largest the race has included more than 2,500 participants. Last year’s race raised more than $150,000 that went towards funding three research teams dedicated to finding a cure for pancreatic cancer.

Memphis radio legend Ron Olson will emcee the Kick It 5K again this year continuing his long-standing support of the event. Participants can look forward to live music, a pre-race ceremony memorializing those lost to pancreatic cancer and honoring survivors of the disease.

In just 19 years, the Kosten Foundation has raised and donated more than $2.5 million to pancreatic cancer research programs. The Foundation hosts a free monthly support group meeting for pancreatic cancer patients, survivors, and anyone else affected by the disease. Those interested in learning more about the Kosten Foundation’s mission, or in sponsoring the Kick It 5K can find more information on their website at

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