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The ISF 5K for Kids Cancer and 1 Mile Fun Run started in 2008 and has come such a long way with the help of our volunteers, supporters and community businesses.  It’s exciting to say that we are spreading wider than Charlotte, a community event looking to touch just a mile wider than the last.    We had over 125 volunteers and 3,000 participants in 2015.  We repeated the 10K portion to the race and continue to add more to the  ‘Kids Zone’, raffle prizes, silent auction, race awards, food and entertainment to make race day the perfect family event.   And for what?  Over $380,000 was raised!  Where can we go in 2016?  How can you help us get there?  Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Karen Murphy, if you can help with any of the opportunities below. Remember that we are a 501 (c) 3 non profit, so your donation is tax deductible.  And if you are a business, we will help plug you on Facebook, Twitter and our blog.  What would we do these days without social media?


There are several areas to volunteer for our flagship event.  It takes a village to make our growing 5K event successful!  We are looking for volunteers to help with race logistics such as:  race preparation, setup, volunteer coordination, vendors, raffle/silent auction, and fun run/ kids fun zone.


We get very excited about this area of our event!  We started off with 20 raffle baskets in 2011 raising almost $5,000 to over 200 silent auction/raffle packages raising over $55,000 in 2015.  We received such fun items from our generous community businesses and beyond.  Date night packages with hotel/dinner/limo, jewelry, kids activities, sports tickets and memorabilia, spa packages, vacations…and more!   Want to donate an item or service, we are collecting items now and designing our packages!


Running + fun = HUNGRY!  We want to ensure we have enough refreshments available for our participants to keep their energy up.  We have been able to provide chicken biscuits, fruit, bagels and muffins.  Contact us today if you are interested in helping provide refreshments to our participants who come out to make a difference.


Bounce houses, obstacle courses, tattoos, face-painting and photo booth….just to name a few of the fun activities we have in our Kids Zone.  We are looking to expand the FUN we can provide to our little ones before and after they complete their 1 mile fun run or while mom and dad shop at the raffle tables.  Kids + Fun = HAPPY Mom and Dad!  How can you help us out?