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Hope in Motion 2017

Join Us to Celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day at the Fourth Annual Hope in Motion 5K & 1-Mile Family Walk

Note: Online registration is available up until the start of the walk/run at 9 a.m. on June 4 at
On-site registration will be available as well on event day starting at 7:30 a.m.

Join us to celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day! Hope in Motion is Minnesota’s National Cancer Survivors Day Celebration, including a 5K Run/Walk, a 1-Mile Family Walk, a 1K Kids Dash, wellness activities, entertainment, speakers, and more. Proceeds will benefit Angel Foundation, a local nonprofit that provides support and programs for cancer survivors and their families.

Sunday BurquestSpecial annoucement: The featured speaker for Hope in Motion 2017 will be Sunday Burquest, recent castaway on the CBS Survivor season Survivor: Millenials vs. Gen X. Sunday is a survivor of breast cancer who competed in Fiji not long after completing her breast cancer treatment at Minnesota Oncology. Read her inspiring story here.

Hope in Motion also features:

  • Donation and fundraising opportunities for runners and walkers
  • Entertainment and a festive family atmosphere
  • Inspirational and educational speakers
  • A fun photo booth
  • Activities for children
  • A Survivor-style challenge for kids (new in 2017!)
  • Representatives from many community cancer support organizations
  • A chip-timed, USATF-certified 5K course
  • Age group finisher awards
  • Special awards for the top Male and Female Survivor 5K finishers
  • Fundraising opportunity for Angel Foundation
  • Team registration available
  • Sponsorship opportunities

Whether you're a cancer survivor, a caregiver, or a supporter, we look forward to celebrating National Cancer Survivors Day with you on June 4, 2017!


Packet Pickup Options:
This year you have a few options for picking up your bib numbers and T-shirts (Note: Hope in Motion Survivor-syle buffs will be given out at the event)

Thursday, June 1, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Run-N-Fun St. Paul, 868 Randolph Ave, St. Paul, MN 55102 (see map)
Run-N-Fun Calhoun Village, 3252 West Lake St., Minneapolis, MN 55416 (see map)

Friday, June 2, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.:
Run-N-Fun St. Paul, 868 Randolph Ave, St. Paul, MN 55102 (see map)
Run-N-Fun Calhoun Village, 3252 West Lake St., Minneapolis, MN 55416 (see map)

Sunday, June 4:
Event day packet pickup opens at 7:30 a.m. inside the Phalen Park Pavilion.
Event Location: 
Lake Phalen Regional Park,1600 Phalen Dr, St Paul, MN 55106 
Map to Lake Phalen Regional Park
Event Maps (Registration, Parking, Survivor Resource Area & Sponsors, Kids' Challenge, etc.)
Please see the event maps  for parking lot locations. There are four parking lots along Phalen Avenue available for parking. One is adjacent to the pavilion and the others are a short walk (1/4 mile or less) to the pavilion.

Additional Parking/Shuttle:
Two shuttle buses will run continuously from Johnson Senior High School (1349 Arcade St. N St. Paul, MN 55106) to Phalen Park Pavilion beginning at 7:30 a.m. and ending at 11:30 a.m. 
Course and timing: 
The 5K course is USATF certified. View the Course Map here. The 5K will be chip-timed by Chronotrack. The 1-Mile Family Walk Course and Kids Challenge Courses will be marked on event day.  Course Marshalls will be on hand to guide you. There will be one water stop on the 5K course after the 2-mile mark. Please bring additional water with you if you will require water before the second mile.

Event Schedule:
7:30 a.m.  On Site Registration, T-shirt and Race Bib pick-up opens
7:30 a.m.  Shuttle Bus Service from Johnson Park High School to Phalen Park Pavilion Opens
7:30 a.m.  Bagels and Coffee courtesy of Bruegger's Bagels served in Pavilion while quantities last
7:45 a.m. Exhibitor booths open
7:45 a.m. Photo Station opens

8:00 a.m.-
8:30 a.m.

Gentle Yoga Warm-Up presented by Studio One Yoga (join in at any time during the gentle yoga session (please bring your own mat if you want to use a mat)
8:30 a.m. Welcome Remarks
Mark Sborov, MD - Medical Director, Minnesota Oncology
Andrew Rosen - President, Angel Foundation
8:40 a.m. Survivor Photo - Amphitheatre
8:40 a.m. Kids' Challenge (Survivor-style obstacle course challenge)
9:00 a.m.  5K & 1-Mile Start (1 Mile walkers will line up behind 5K participants)
9:30 a.m. Refreshments courtesy of General Mills & live music provided by Minnesota Oncology nurse, cancer survivor, and performer Yana Reko and her family
10:15 a.m. Awards Ceremony
10:30 a.m. Speaker: Sunday Burquest, cancer survivor and finalist on the reality competition show Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X
11:00 a.m. Exhibitor Booths and Photo Station close
11:30 a.m. Last Shuttle Bus to Johnson Senior High School
Photo Station: 
The Photo Station will be open from 7:45 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the registration area. Bring your friends and family for fun photos in front of our Hope in Motion backdrop with plenty of props from which to choose (superhero gear for adults and kids, Survivor sashes, and more). 
Wall of Hope: 
Visit the "Wall of Hope" to post your message of hope for cancer survivors, tell us what you're celebrating, or post a note of remembrance for those who have lost the battle with cancer. Children are invited to come and color posters to help decorate the wall. This year, there will also be community painting art projects provided by Lillly Oncology's Lilly on Canvas program.
Strollers and pets: 
You may bring strollers for the walk/run activities, but because this is a path race we ask that you stay to the right of the path and do not pass other runners/walkers. We love pets, but respectfully request that you do not bring dogs to this event due to the size of the course paths. Leashes and pets may present a hazard for other walkers and runners.
Weather:  Please check our  Facebook page or this webpage for any weather-related updates on Sunday.

Who is a cancer survivor? The National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation defines a “survivor” as anyone living with a history of cancer – from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life. There are nearly 14 million cancer survivors in the United States. Join us to celebrate survivors of all ages and types of cancer and to remember those who lost their lives to cancer.

About Angel Foundation: Founded in 2001, Angel Foundation helps when cancer strikes providing emergency financial assistance and education and support to Minnesota adults living with cancer and their Watch the video below to learn more about Angel Foundation:

Click here to view photos from Hope in Motion 2016.

Click here to read more about Hope in Motion 2016.

Watch the highlights video from Hope in Motion 2016:

About National Cancer Survivors Day:

National Cancer Survivors Day® is an annual, treasured Celebration of Life that is held in hundreds of communities nationwide, and around the world, on the first Sunday in June. It is a CELEBRATION for those who have survived, an INSPIRATION for those recently diagnosed, a gathering of SUPPORT for families, and an OUTREACH to the community. On National Cancer Survivors Day®, thousands gather across the globe to honor cancer survivors and to show the world that life after a cancer diagnosis can be fruitful, rewarding, and even inspiring.

It is a day for everyone, whether you're a cancer survivor, a family member, friend, or medical professional. This day provides an opportunity for all people living with a history of cancer – including America’s more than 15.5 million cancer survivors – to connect with each other, celebrate milestones, and recognize those who have supported them along the way. It is also a day to draw attention to the ongoing challenges of cancer survivorship in order to promote more resources, research, and survivor-friendly legislation to improve cancer survivors’ quality of life.

When is National Cancer Survivors Day®?  National Cancer Survivors Day® is observed each year on the first Sunday in June.

What does the National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation do?  The nonprofit National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation provides free guidance, education, and networking to hundreds of hospitals, support groups, and other cancer-related organizations that host NCSD events in their communities. Through National Cancer Survivors Day®, the Foundation works to improve the quality of life of cancer survivors by raising awareness of the ongoing challenges of cancer survivorship.

Who is a cancer survivor? The National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation defines a survivor as anyone living with a history of cancer – from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life. National Cancer Survivors Day® is an opportunity for your community to demonstrate that it has an active, productive cancer survivor population and to bring awareness to the challenges they face during and after treatment.