RACE-MANIA Summit & Expo names Bicycles Battling Cancer it’s official charity partner for 2017

Posted by on Mar 7, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Boston, Mass., March 6, 2017 – The American Cancer Society’s Bicycles Battling Cancer fundraiser has been named the official charity partner of this year’s RACE-MANIA Summit & Expo on Sunday, March 26, at the Boston University Fitness & Recreation (FitRec) Center located at 915 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. The only Society event of its kind in New England, Bicycles Battling Cancer brings cyclists and volunteers together to honor cancer survivors, to increase awareness about reducing cancer risk and to raise money to lead the fight for a world without the disease.

Designed to educate, equip and inspire endurance athletes on the eve of a new season, the RACE-MANIA Summit & Expo is for cyclists, triathletes, runners and swimmers and features accomplished speakers, informative seminars and clinics, competitive events, an expo with more than 80 vendors, valuable giveaways and more. This year’s speakers include:

  • Ryan Hall, 2x Olympic Marathoner and American record-holder
  • Richard Fries, Executive Director, MassBike
  • Dean Phillips, Mass. State Master’s Road Champion and co-owner of Fit Werx
  • Mark Allen, 6x IRONMAN World Champion
  • Dave McGillivray, Boston Marathon Race Director
  • Mike Wardian, elite ultra runner and 2017 World Marathon Challenge winner
  • Debbie Livingston, elite ultra runner and coach

“You can reduce your risk of cancer by making healthy choices like eating right and staying active,” said Robbin Price, event manager, Bicycles Battling Cancer. “We’re proud to partner with RACE-MANIA. Its mission to educate, equip and inspire endurance athletes mirrors the American Cancer Society’s mission to educate and inspire all about the prevention, treatment and support of all types of cancer.”

The American Cancer Society will receive 50 percent of the admission price to the RACE-MANIA Summit & Expo. An all-day pass is $5. Registration is open and at https://events.hakuapp.com/race-mania-summit-expo. Registered attendees are eligible to win thousands of dollars in prizes including the grand prize, a four-day/five-night RaceQuest Travel Training Camp in Costa Rica.

About Bicycles Battling Cancer

Bicycles Battling Cancer is a one-day, fully-supported ride that consists of 30-, 70-, and 100-mile scenic loop routes through central Massachusetts. This year’s ride is set for Sunday, June 11, beginning and ending at Hillside School in Marlborough, Mass. All courses are fully monitored with support and gear wagons. Stocked rest stops include drinks and snacks, first aid support and volunteer bike mechanics. Riders can select their choice of distance, and each participant is required to raise a minimum of $300. Call 1-800-227-2345, visit www.bicyclesbattlingcancer.org or email bicyclesbattlingcancer@cancer.org to register or learn more.

About RACE-MANIA Summit & Expo

Since 2004 the RACE-MANIA Summit and Expo (formerly known as the TRI-MANIA Summit & Expo) has kicked off the new season for thousands of endurance athletes in New England and beyond. Produced by Sun Multisport Events, New England’s award-winning endurance event production company, RACE-MANIA features elite athletes, world champions, industry leaders and legends who share their knowledge and experience on training, nutrition, injury prevention and more. This year’s event features 25+ speakers presenting across 35+ seminars, clinics and workshops plus a vendor expo with 80+ exhibitors. Learn more at http://race-mania.com/

About the American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 2 million volunteers saving lives in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society’s efforts have contributed to a 25 percent decline in the cancer death rate in the U.S. since 1991, driven by less smoking, better treatments, and earlier detection. We’re finding cures as the nation’s largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings and more. For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at (800) 227-2345 or visit Cancer.org.

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