'Strides & Stripes' benifts American Cancer Society

Friday, November 4, 2011 - 2:14pm

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) -- Dig Magazine is partnering up with the American Cancer Society of Baton Rouge for the First Annual Strides & Stripes Tailgate 5k, on Nov. 5, 2011.

The race will begin at 4:30 p.m. and finish in time for the LSU vs. Alabama game. The race will begin at the Hollydale and Perkins Rd. intersection of Baton Rouge and will finish in time for a tailgate party in honor of the LSU Tigers. This tailgate party will be hosted by local business, Duvic's Martini Lounge.

Whether you are a beginner or advanced runner, everyone is invited to "Come for the run and stay for the game."

All proceeds from Strides & Stripes will be donated to the American Cancer Society of Baton Rouge. Race registration can be completed in advance at this website for $35. Packet pickup will take place Friday, Nov. 4th at Varsity Sports on Perkins from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Also from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Nov. 5th. Packet pickup will include Dig mugs, race bibs, waiver, route, and coupons from local businesses. Purple and gold tailgate coolers will be available for pickup after the race. Dig and The American Cancer Society both strongly encourage you to show support by coming out to fight cancer and beat the tide.

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