Bend Your Knees 5K Info

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Bend Your Knees, Inc. will be hosting the 4th Annual Collins Dixon Bend Your Knees Run on Saturday, July 11th, 2015; there will be a 5K Run and 1 Mile “Brave” Fun Run at First Baptist Church in Canton. This is a meaningful community event and a great way to raise awareness of childhood brain cancer along with raising money to support families that are facing the battle and journey of a child with a cancerous brain tumor.  Cancer is the 2nd largest cause of death in our children of which brain tumors is the number one cause of a cancerous death. This year, Bend Your Knees is committed to “giving back”. Bend Your Knees was founded in loving memory of Collins Dixon, who at the age of 12 impacted this community and beyond with his strength and courage while battling an aggressive brain tumor for over 10 months. Collins never gave up on his faith in God and believed that he would be healed. Collins was a Warrior and refused to accept any limitations cancer put on him by going to school throughout chemo and radiation treatments. Collins lived his life fully with hope. Collins wanted to make a difference in the lives of others.  A portion of the proceeds will be given to Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, a non-profit charity that provides support to families of children with brain tumors and Cure Childhood Cancer. Donations will also be made to local families of children with brain tumors in Collins’ memory. For more on Collins’ story go to: Through the funds we have raised over the past 3 years we have been able to help several families not only locally in Cherokee County, but throughout the Southeast. We work with the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation through the Collins Dixon Memorial fund to be able to give to children outside of our local reach. By doing so we have been able to help the families of  over 14 children in the following states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Massachusetts, South Carolina and Tennessee. YOU are the reason we are able to give back to others! Join us again this year as we GIVE BACK!

Race Details - Important Information about Collins 5K this Saturday, July 11th

  • Packet pickup will be Friday evening at FBC Canton, 1 Mission Point, Canton, GA. from 6:30 - 7:30pm and Saturday morning from 7- 7:45am.
  • Race Day Registration will be this Friday evening at FBC Canton from 6:30 – 7:30pm and Saturday morning from 7:00 – 7:45am
  • Arrive early!! Roads will close at 7:45am for the start of the 1 Mile!
  • We will be parking cars at Teasley Middle School. Shuttle Buses will be running every 5 minutes up to First Baptist Canton.
  • Pre-race Activities start at 7:30am
  • 1 Mile Fun Run starts at 8:00am
  • Pre-race Activities for 5K start at 8:15am
  • 5K will start between 8:30 and 8:45am

Awards and Post Celebration following completion of Collins’ 5K

Following the race, we encourage participants to remain at FBC for post-race activities to include awards, raffles, drawings, kid activities, and other post-race activities.

Silent Auction!

There will be a silent auction with lots of great items!

Past Race Shirts!

If you have participated in the past and did not receive your race shirt for a past event, we will have limited quantity of past event shirts available on race day only. We will give you a shirt on your honor. Look for the Shoe Donation and past Collins 5K Race Shirt Tent

Shoe Drive!

We are conducting a shoe collection drive at Collins 5K. The Bend Your Knees Foundation will earn funds based on the number of pairs collected as Funds2Orgs will purchase all of the donated goods. The funds raised will benefit the Bend Your Knees Foundation helping raise the funds needed to support families that have a child battling a brain tumor. Anyone can help by donating gently worn, used or new shoes. Please bring and drop off your slightly worn shoes at Collins 5K! Look for the Shoe Drive Tent.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

- Other Important Information - 

First Baptist Church, Canton
1 Mission Point

Hotels Information listed for your information.

Holiday Inn - Canton

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites

713 Transit Avenue

Canton, Ga.  30114


Hampton Inn Canton

Hampton Inn Atlanta-Canton

710 Transit Avenue

Canton, Ga.  30114


Days Inn of Canton

Days Inn

101 Juniper Street

Canton Ga. 30114



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