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Top 5 Reasons to Run in the Winship Win the Fight 5K

Winship 5K RaceWinship Cancer Institute is holding its inaugural 5K this Saturday, Oct. 15! We want you there, and not just because we’re running – and walking – to raise money for cancer research at Winship.

Over the years, research has shown more convincingly than ever that maintaining a healthy body weight, eating healthful foods and having a regular exercise program can lower your risk of cancer.

We think the Winship Win the Fight 5K is a great way for us to all join together not only in the fight against cancer but also to have fun in a healthy way. It’s not too late to register, so please consider joining us this Saturday at 8 a.m. at McDonough Field on Emory’s campus. You can sign up here. Pre-race day bib pick-up will be available Friday, October 14, from 4 – 8 p.m. in the Woodruff Physical Education Center located on Emory University campus.

Free parking for bib pick-up is available at the Peavine parking deck located at: 29 Eagle Row, Atlanta, GA, 30322. There will be signs to quide you. OR, if you want more time to think about it, you can register at 6:30 Saturday morning onsite.

Here are the top five benefits of running or walking in the Winship Win the Fight 5K!

  1. Exercise has been shown to lower your cancer risk. It does so by helping your body avoid chronic, systemic inflammation, which wreaks havoc on your cells.
  2. Exercise has been shown to lower risk of cancer recurrence among those who already have been diagnosed.
  3. Exercise, in combination with a good diet, can lower your body weight. That in turn can lower levels of circulating insulin, which can fuel cancer growth.
  4. Exercise lowers levels of stress hormones that may put a person at higher risk of developing cancer.
  5. RUNNING IN THE 5K IS GOING TO BE FUN! COME JOIN THE FUN AND HELP US WITH THE FIGHT!