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Bronxville Road Race Returns To Benefit Children's Brain Tumor Project

The Bronxville Road Race in 2014.
The Bronxville Road Race in 2014. Photo Credit: Children's Brain Tumor Project Facebook

BRONXVILLE, N.Y. -- Registration is now open for the second annual running of the Bronxville Road Race for the Children's Brain Tumor Project, which is scheduled for the morning of Sept. 12.

Three events for runners and walkers of all ages, plus music and entertainment, will take place on the playing fields behind The Bronxville School. All proceeds benefit pediatric brain tumor research at Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center.

The Children's Brain Tumor Project (CBTP) focuses on the research and treatment of rare and inoperable brain tumors that affect children and young adults.

The Bronxville Road Race is an official, timed NYCRuns event. A one-mile "Kids Crush Cancer" dash, for those 13 and under, will start the day at 8 a.m. A five-mile course and a two-mile walk/run, which begins at 8:30 a.m., will start and end at the Bronxville School; both courses take a path along the Bronx River.

Awards will be given to the top three male and female runners in each race (five-mile and two-mile walk/run); to the top three in each 10-year age group in the five-mile race; and to all finishers of the kids' run. Awards will also be given to the top three fundraisers for the Children's Brain Tumor Project.

Last year, the inaugural race raised more than $100,000 to support the research, which takes place at Weill Cornell's Pediatric Brain and Spine Center. Scientists investigating new treatment options for rare and inoperable brain tumors cannot get federal funding or large grants to support their work, since these tumors strike "only" a few hundred children every year.

Bronxville residents and businesses have been loyal supporters of Elizabeth's Hope and the CBTP. This year's Bronxville Road Race has already signed on sponsors from all across Bronxville.

Visit www.childrensbraintumorproject.org for links to participate in the event by running, walking, volunteering, or donating. Packet pickup for runners and walkers will be held at the Bronxville Running Store a few days before the event (date and time TBD).

For additional information, email info@childrensbraintumorproject.org or contact Roseann Foley Henry, director of special projects at the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center, (212) 746-4776, Roh2028@med.cornell.edu.

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