Registration open for Komen Arkansas Race

Preparations are already in the works for the 19th Komen Arkansas Race for the Cure planned Saturday, Oct. 20, in Downtown Little Rock.

The theme for the 2012 event is “RUN AS ONE.”

“We want to highlight the incredible spirit of our state and how we unite each October at the race in the fight against breast cancer,” said  Kristi Moody, 2012 race chairman. “We will run together, as ONE, to raise awareness of our fight and raise funds to help women and families in Arkansas receive much needed treatment and support.

“Our survivors, participants, Three Miles of Men, sponsors, fundraisers and volunteers will stand together, as ONE, on race day as a symbol of our dedication to finding a cure for this disease.”

In 2011, the race generated $472,000 for breast cancer research. “Additionally, in Arkansas, we provided 23 grants totaling $1,250,206 which include education, screening and treatment that touched each county in our 63-county service area.”

The race is personal for Moody – a runner, a lifelong Arkansas resident, and most importantly a breast cancer survivor. “I am honored and thrilled to be the chair. Please join me on Oct. 20, as we RUN AS ONE. Together, as ONE, let’s help Arkansas continue to be the fourth largest Komen race in the world.”

New this year is a kickoff party on Saturday, Aug. 25, at The Pomenade at Chenal in Little Rock, starting around 9:30 a.m. It will include race information, giveaways and promotions provided by The Promenade.

Also new this year will be the Kids for the Cure area on the morning of the race. “This is replacing the actual kids’ race that was previously held two weeks before the race. We want our kids to have a special place to hang out (with parents of course) and then participate in the race with mom or the Family 2K with the whole family.”

Registration is now open for the Komen Arkansas Race. For more information or to register, visit