Stephenson Cancer Center Launches New 10K/5K Race on Sept. 15

Published: Saturday, September 1, 2018

The OU Medicine Campus in Oklahoma City will soon welcome more than a thousand runners and volunteers from across the state participating in the Stephenson Cancer Center’s inaugural Outpace Cancer Race, a 10K/5K race and 1-mile walk, happening on Saturday, Sept. 15 beginning at 8 a.m.

“Cancer is a very complex disease that impacts individuals, their families, and their community,” said Robert Mannel, M.D., Director of the Stephenson Cancer Center. “Outpace Cancer is an opportunity for Oklahomans to come together to support cancer patients and their caregivers as we raise funds and awareness for cancer research and critical patient services.”

The race will begin and end at the Stephenson Cancer Center, 800 NE 10th St., winding across the OU Medicine campus and nearby neighborhoods, including Lincoln Terrace. The 10K/5K routes are certified by USA Track and Field, and official course maps can be downloaded here.

All are welcome and encouraged to participate in this family-friendly event, which also includes a post-race block party complete with food trucks and kid-friendly activities.

Registration is open now through Wednesday, Sept. 12 at noon. The start times and pricing for the various race categories are:

  • 8 a.m.: 1-Mile Walk ($25)
  • 8:45 a.m.: 10K ($45)
  • 8:45 a.m.: 5K ($35)
  • Virtual Runners ($25)

Strollers are allowed, and the participation cost for children ages 3-18 years old is $20 for all events while 2 years old and under are free.

Volunteers are also needed for the race. If you are interested in helping, sign up today.  

Funds raised from the race will benefit cancer research and patient services at the Stephenson Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-Designated (NCI) Cancer Center in Oklahoma and one of 70 NCI-Designated cancer centers in the nation.

For more information on the Outpace Cancer Race, visit