Our Race Office is Officially Open!

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As of yesterday, April 10th our Pinnacle Hills Promenade Race Office is officially open! You can now go and register at the office and pick up your race shirt and bib at the same time! (Team packets will be available for pick up starting on April 16th.) Did you already register or plan on registering online? Great! Now you just need to go and pick up your race shirt and bib from the office.

We are also offering a second race office location at NWA Mall (next to Candy Craze by the Easter Bunny) in Fayetteville for two weekends only! The hours for the race office are as follows;

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***If you registered for the competitive, timed 10K or 5K, your race packets must be picked up at the Pinnacle Hills Promenade Office in Rogers!

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Our Woman Crush Wednesday, Melanie Fitts!

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Melanie Fitts, survivor from Farmington, AR was diagnosed when she was only 24 years old after finding a knot during a self examination. With no family history and testing negative for BRCA Melanie is now working with a doctor in California who does studies on the relationship between cell phones and cancer – her lump was detected in the same spot where she carried her cell during workouts throughout college. Despite many surgeries and hours of radiation, Melanie is positive and works to help other women fight against this terrible disease. Melanie is why we race!

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Meet our Featured Survivor, Deborah Woodard!

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“This is my story”

 

My mother, sister and two cousins are breast cancer survivors along with myself. The Saturday before Mother’s Day I remember examining my breast. The next morning while getting ready for church I noticed tenderness in my left breast.  After church I felt the area and I felt a very small lump. I was in total shock, disbelief, oh my God, surely not, I hope not.  Monday morning at 8 am I called my Gynecologist and made an appointment to be seen that morning. After the breast exam I was scheduled to have a repeat mammogram the next day.  After the test, I saw a surgeon; she then ordered a needle biopsy.  Three days later I was diagnosed with very early stage 1 breast cancer. Three days later I had a lumpectomy and a lymphectomy.  The cancer was only in the lump. On June 26th I started 6 months of chemotherapy and radiation therapy. I see my Oncologist every 6 months for follow-up visits.  Today I’m cancer free and feel “Great”!!  Early detection and prayer is the key to my survival and recovery. I say to all women, “Take care of your body, examine your breasts and get yearly mammograms.”   – Deborah