Whether you're a casual walker, a competitive runner or anything in between, the first annual Head for the Cure 5K — Central Texas is an event you don't want to miss!
This family-friendly event takes place on a flat, self-contained course that winds through Camp Mabry.
Participants can register as individuals or as part of a team honoring someone affected by brain cancer.
Packet Pick Up Information:
Luke's Locker - Austin, TX
115 Sandra Muraida Way Suite 102. Austin, TX 78703.
Phone: 512-482 -8676.
Directions & Parking Information:
Camp Mabry Military Base, Austin, Texas
2200 West 35 Street, just west of Loop 1 (MOPAC Blvd.)
Camp Mabry Information:
Camp Mabry Parking Information: Parking is open to the public. The parking entrance to Camp Mabry is on W. 35th Street just west of Exposition Blvd. Once through the security checkpoint (photo I.D. required), you will be directed to parking. Please make sure to bring your photo identification.
PARKING: Please plan to arrive early to assure plenty of time for parking. See below for available parking lots, signs and volunteers will direct you on race morning as well.
The Head for the Cure Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness and funding in the fight against brain cancer.
Dedicated to the memory of Chris Anthony, the flagship event — Head for the Cure 5K - Metro KC — has grown from a small 5K to one of the largest in the Kansas City area. In 2003, the inaugural event with about 300 participants raised approximately $10,000. In just ten years, Head for the Cure 5K - Metro KC surpassed 5,000 registered participants and raised more than $400,000.
Head for the Cure launched 5K events in eight other cities (Austin, TX, Columbia, MO, Lawrence, KS, Plano, TX, Wichita, KS, St. Louis, MO, Houston, TX, and Tulsa, OK) and continues to expand, with plans to add even more events in 2014.
The 5K events are not only successful fundraisers, but unique tributes to those who are fighting brain cancer and those who have lost their battles. Their memories carry on through the teams that formed around them, and the teams return year after year to celebrate their legacies.
In 2004, funds raised by Head for the Cure enabled the seed money to launch the Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative (BTTC) at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX.
Led by MD Anderson, the BTTC is a network of NCI-accredited medical centers with the expertise and the desire to participate in state-of-the-art clinical trials investigating new treatments for malignant brain tumors.
Head for the Cure is committed to providing ongoing financial support to the BTTC.