Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
Translate
Translate
menu iconMenu
search iconSearch

May 3rd Triathlon to Benefit Cancer Research at Moores UCSD Cancer Center

 

May 01, 2009  |  

A triathlon aimed at raising money for cancer research at the Moores UCSD Cancer Center will be held Sunday, May 3 at South Shores Park on Mission Bay, beginning at 7 a.m. Now in its second year, the Spring Sprint Triathlon and Duathlon, the first multi-sport event of the season in San Diego, is for competitors at all levels.

The Sprint Triathlon consists of a ¼-mile swim, nine-mile bike race and three-mile run. The Super Sprint Triathlon is shorter, with a 200-meter swim, six-mile bike race and 1.5-mile run, and is perfect for the novice triathlete. Those who would rather not swim may want to compete in the Duathlon, which is a one-mile run, a nine-mile bike race and a three-mile run.

All of the money raised at the event will go to support cancer research and the efforts of the Moores UCSD Cancer Center’s Clinical Trials Office.

The theme of the day is “personal best.” Medical oncologist Tony Reid, MD, PhD,  director of the Moores UCSD Clinical Trials Office and the event founder and organizer, said that he created the Triathlon last year with this theme because he wanted to recognize the efforts of patients experiencing cancer. “Patients are trying their best to deal with their cancer, and they have victories and setbacks, just like athletes who compete,” he said.

This year’s event is “sold out,” though there are a few spots still open for the main race. The event organizers are holding 50 places for late registrants. Those competing in the “Personal Best” category will follow the elite athletes who make up the first wave of competitors. This category celebrates those who have or who are doing their personal best in living with cancer. Individuals can still register for this category on Saturday, May 2 at Hi Tech Bikes, 7638 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92111, from 10:30 am to 3 pm or on Sunday morning the day of the race.

Event details, fees and registration are all available online at www.kozenterprises.com; click on ‘Triathlons’ for race information. Participants may register on-site.

A title="Moores Cancer Center" href="http://devhealth.ucsd.edu/Deleted%20Items/cancer">The Moores UCSD Cancer Center is one of the nation’s 41 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, combining research, clinical care and community outreach to advance the prevention, treatment and cure of cancer.

# # #

Media Contact: Steve Benowitz, 619-543-6163, sbenowitz@ucsd.edu 


Related Specialties

Moores UCSD Cancer Center


Media Contact

Related News

4/22/2015
UC San Diego Health System and Scripps Health are partnering to provide improved continuity of patient care, fellowship training and research in hospice and palliative medicine. Under a new five-year ...
4/20/2015
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center have discovered a molecular mechanism that connects breast tissue stiffness to tumor metastasis and p ...
4/20/2015
A decrease in the amount of time spent eating and an increase in overnight fasting reduces glucose levels and may reduce the risk of breast cancer among women, report University of California, San Die ...
4/20/2015
The threat of falsified medications, also referred to as counterfeit, fraudulent, and substandard, can be quite real, yet the full scope and prevalence of the problem is poorly understood, say researc ...
4/17/2015
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have created an in vitro, live-cell artificial vessel that can be used to study both the application and effects of devices us ...
4/16/2015
The increase in use of e-cigarettes has led to heated debates between opponents who question the safety of these devices and proponents who claim the battery-operated products are a useful cessation t ...
4/16/2015
An international team of scientists, led by researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, have found genetic overlap between Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and two significant cardi ...
4/13/2015
About one quarter of all atrial fibrillation patients at the lowest risk for stroke receive unnecessary blood thinners from cardiology specialists, according to a new study by researchers at Universit ...

Share This Article