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'The Juggernaut' mud run series to come to Edmond

FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: September 18, 2012 at 5:10 pm •  Published: September 18, 2012
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A juggernaut is a "massive inexorable force, campaign, movement, or object that crushes whatever is in its path," according to Merriam-Webster.

Breast cancer can be a juggernaut. But, on Sept. 29 at Mitch Park in Edmond, The Juggernaut will be a 5K “mud race” intended to help stop breast cancer.

“We are beyond thrilled to partner with The Juggernaut mud run series in an effort to raise much needed funds for breast cancer screening, treatment and education programs right here in our own backyard,” said Lorna Palmer, Executive Director of the Central and Western Oklahoma Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. “Events like The Juggernaut introduces Komen to a whole new audience who might not compete in a traditional 5K like the Race for the Cure and provides a fun and unique venue for Komen to spread our message of breast self-awareness.”

The national “mud run” series aims to provide a challenging, fun experience for participants while donating 15 percent of all registration fees as well as 100 percent of all fundraising to the Central and Western Oklahoma Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Each participant is required to raise a minimum of $50.

Registration for the race is now open and can be accessed at www.beatthejuggernaut.com.

Since its inception in 1982, Komen has raised nearly $2 billion towards finding the cures and serving women and men facing breast cancer. The Juggernaut national event series is Komen’s first foray into the mud run genre.