On Saturday, March 17, 2018 beginning at 8:00 a.m. the Mason Community Center will host the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Race to Anyplace, marking the ninth year of the event at the Center. This year the event has been renamed the Annual Ken Murawski Race to Anyplace in honor of Ken Murawski, who lost his battle with Leukemia in 2014. Ken served on Mason’s Zoning Board of Appeals from 1996 to 2000 and Planning Commission from 2000 to 2014. Ken also served on the Tri-State Chapter Board of Trustees for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society from 2006 to 2012, and founded the Race to Anyplace in the LLS Tri-State chapter, raising over $150,000 in the first five years since its inception.
Race to Anyplace is an indoor cycling competition where teams of four to twelve people will have the opportunity to out-pedal one another in support of blood cancer research. From 8 a.m. until 2 p.m., teams will pedal away to try to win the top spot by logging the most miles on their bikes. The event will feature the cycle race, a live DJ and plenty of food and refreshments to keep your legs moving!
Participating teams ride in honor or in memory of those who battle blood cancers. Honored Heroes will be featured during a “Hero Heat” at the top of each hour as they take a ride on the “Ken Murawski Memorial Hero Bike” to inspire riders and drive home the mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Competitive and friends and family teams will challenge one another for the most miles ridden during the six-hour race, as well as the most funds raised, with prizes being awarded at the end of the day to the winning teams.
For more information about the 2018 Ken Murawski Race to Anyplace or to register, visit http://events.lls.org/pages/soh/race18 or call Amy Swensen at 513-698-2454.