Community Cancer Fund Launches New Downtown Spokane Road Race
The Race will be called The Boulevard and Run on Sunday, September 24, 2023.
Community Cancer Fund, known regionally for its celebrity golf tournament the Showcase hosted annually in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, announced today that it is launching a road race in downtown Spokane open to all runners and walkers. The race will be called The Boulevard and the first edition will be run on Sunday, September 24.
Race entry will be $25 and the 4-mile race will begin on Washington Street near the famous Riverfront Park Clocktower and finish on Spokane Falls Boulevard. To sign up for the race, go online to www.boulevardrace.com Race officials will cap the number of $25 entries in its first year at 5,000 runners and walkers. Entrants are encouraged to sign up quickly before the race sells out.
”“Community Cancer Fund is thrilled to put on this new event that promises to make Spokane shine, bring people to downtown, and raise money for an incredible cause,” said Jon Neill, Community Cancer Fund Executive Director. “It’s one more great way that we can support the local cancer patient community.”
All participants of The Boulevard will receive a $25 off Rosauers grocery store coupon and a limited-edition race shirt designed and produced by Spokane’s own The Great PNW. The race will be professionally timed with race results immediately available as participants cross the finish line. Entry into The Boulevard is one of the best race values in the country.
Runners and walkers may also join the race by participating on a special fundraising team called “CCF Champs” presented by Northern Quest Resort & Casino and Kalispel Tribe. As part of the program, entrants who fundraise a minimum of $500 receive the ultimate VIP experience and weekend entertainment package that includes: a ticket to the Dan + Shay concert the night prior to the race at the Northern Quest Casino and Resort, special VIP start line experience, meet and greet with celebrity starter, post-race party beverages and the limited edition race medal.
There are only 400 VIP entries available for purchase.
”Our organization has always prided our efforts and events on bringing people together, fostering a sense of community, and doing our best to support cancer patients and the local organizations that serve them,” said Jerid Keefer, co-Founder of Community Cancer Fund. “We are excited to launch The Boulevard with all of these goals in mind. It will definitely be a great day with something for everyone.”
The race will be run on Spokane’s best streets and travel by some of the city’s most famous landmarks including the historic Davenport Hotel, the Fox Theater, Browne’s Addition and the Patsy Clark Mansion, Riverside Avenue, and a finish at The Rotary Fountain at Riverfront Park.
Proceeds raised for The Boulevard will go to Community Cancer Fund, a 501(c)(3) non-profit. CCF provides local funding for cancer patients and the organizations that serve them. CCF’s partner organizations will provide plenty of cheer along the course including YMCA Camp Goodtimes, Every Woman Can, ACCOIN, Providence Liver & Pancreas Surgery and Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Inland Northwest.
Community Cancer Fund’s main fundraising event is The Showcase, held annually in late July on the shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene. That event, which features a celebrity golf tournament and nightly concerts with names like Lenny Kravitz, Keith Urban, and Adam Levine, will be held July 27-29. Tickets for that event can be purchased at www.showcasegolf.com