Name of Event: The Bob Trot 5K and Fun Run
When: Feb 16, 2019 (Saturday, check-in and late registration 0800, race starts at 0900)
Where: Savannah Rapids Augusta Canal Footbridge (3300 Evans to Locks Road)
Registration Fee for 5K: $25 early fee (before Dec 31 2018), $35 after Dec 31 (last day to guarantee a shirt is January 31, 2019)
Registration Fee for Fun Run: $10 (no shirt)
Registration fee for 5K without a shirt: $25
Fee for Shirt Only (long sleeve): $25
Website: thebobtrot.com (We are on Facebook, Instagram, twitter @thebobtrot)
Mission: To support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society AND Dance, Hope, Cure and run/walk in honor of Bob Stager, MD (OBGYN at AU) who is diagnosed with T Cell Lymphoma and currently undergoing treatment.
Dr. Bob Stager is a beloved Obstetrician-Gynecologist at Augusta University Medical Center who has spent a large amount of his career providing exceptional care for women and newborn babies of the CSRA. Unfortunately, this past year has been a tough one for his family after he was diagnosed with a rare form of advanced stage lymphoma. In an effort to raise awareness about lymphoma and the impact it has on families, and to honor someone who means so much to the community, his coworkers, friends and family are hosting the first ever Bob Trot 5K.
The Bob Trot 5K is a family-friendly event that will take place at the Savannah River Rapids Park and will course along the trail at the Augusta Canal. After expenses are paid, all proceeds from the event will go directly to two charities chosen by the Stager family: The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and Dance, Hope, Cure. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma and Hodgkin’s disease, improve access to care for all, and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Dance, Hope, Cure is a childhood cancer awareness campaign, of which leukemia is one of the most common types of childhood cancers, whose mission is to shine a light on the state of childhood cancer research funding by uniting the childhood cancer community, members of Congress, top pediatric oncologists and several of the country’s most influential celebrities.