D-backs to host third annual Race Against Cancer on May 2

PHOENIX - The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) will host its third annual D-backs Race Against Cancer (#DbacksRace), presented by University of Arizona Cancer Center at Dignity Health St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, on May 2 with proceeds benefitting the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation. The 5K/1 mile walk will wind through the streets of downtown Phoenix and participants will be able to end with a victory lap around the bases at Chase Field. 

The 5K will begin at 7:30AM and the 1-Mile Banana Boat Family Fun Walk will start at 9:00AM at Chase Field. Each participant will receive an exclusive D-backs racing shirt, unique finisher medal and a ticket for a future D-backs game. Participants are encouraged to register early to take advantage of the $40 early registration for the 5K and $20 for the 1-Mile. Early registration ends on Apr. 25, after which registration will be $50 for the 5K and $30 for the 1-Mile. Registration for children 12 and under to participate in the 1-Mile Banana Boat Family Fun Walk is only $5.

The race was developed to become a voice for all D-backs fans that have been affected by cancer. Proceeds from the race will benefit the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation and will be distributed to Arizona non-profits that provide screening, treatment and support for those dealing with cancer. Race participants are encouraged to visit the health and wellness expo to learn more about cancer research, screening, treatment and support.

Bringing together the strengths of two renowned organizations, the University of Arizona Cancer Center at Dignity Health St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center was launched in 2011 to provide the highest quality care for cancer patients in the Southwest. The group's new five story state-of-the art outpatient facility is scheduled to open in September 2015 in downtown Phoenix.

For more information or to register, visit www.dbacks.com/race.