Rapides Cancer Center’s second Colors of Courage 5K and Color Run is set for Friday, April 7 at 6 p.m.

Last year, more than 200 people took part in this event that raises money for the American Cancer Society.

The name Colors of Courage comes from the various forms of cancer and the color associated with each.

There also will be several color stations throughout the 3.1-mile route where volunteers will shower willing participants with a colored powder, made of food-grade corn starch.

“Cancer affects everyone,” said Theresa Hood, RNC, BSN, MS, Director of Education at Rapides Regional Medical Center. “This run allows you to support your loved one who may be impacted by cancer while raising money to one day find a cure for cancer.

”The turnout last year was phenomenal. We had families participating. We had cancer patients walking. We had cancer survivors walking. This is truly an event for everyone.”

The race begins in downtown Alexandria on Sixth Street between the Rapides Cancer Center and Rapides Women’s and Children’s Hospital. The route travels through downtown Alexandria, the Garden District and finishes on Scott Street in front of the Rapides Lifestyles Center.

Registration is $30 and includes chip-timing. Everyone who registers by March 29 is guaranteed a T-shirt.

Runners may pick up their race packets from noon until 5:45 p.m. on race day at the Rapides Cancer Center, located at 605 Medical Center Drive.

Online Registration