Pediatric Cancer 5K Run Set For Oct. 15

Celebrating its third year, the Beverly Hills-based non-profit entity Not Today Cancer is inviting community members to race through Beverly Hills to raise funds and awareness to support cures for pediatric cancer.

The third annual family-friendly Beverly Hills Run of the Stars is open to people of all ages and abilities, kicking off at 8 a.m. at Beverly Vista Middle School on Oct. 15. Participants are given the option of walking or running a flat 5K course, access to an expo with exhibitors, face painting for kids, music and food trucks.

Individuals and teams who are interested in participating in the 5K or 1K Kids Race can register in advance online at

Onsite registration is available the day before the race on Oct. 14 from 3 – 6 p.m. or on the day of the race starting at 7:30 a.m. at Beverly Vista Middle School, 200 S. Elm Street, Beverly Hills 90212. Participants are also welcome to join the race virtually and complete the 5K from Anywhere.

Each participant receives a Beverly Hills Run of the Stars T-Shirt and a special edition Beverly Hills Run of the Stars Finisher Medal.

“We wanted to create a healthy event that not only cultivates awareness and raises funds for pediatric cancer research, but also fosters a sense of community and enjoyment around a critical cause,” said J.J. Duncan, Co-Founder of Not Today Cancer. “Despite childhood cancer rates being on the rise, a tiny percentage of U.S. Federal Funding goes to research for children’s cancer. Cancer does not care what your insurance status is. It does not care what age you are. It does not care how much money you have in your checking account. Cancer affects everybody.”

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