Source: The News-Enterprise
Entering its fourth year, the 5K walk/run Tails & Ta-Tas is going virtual. It was created to help bring awareness to breast cancer, to educate and give women hope by talking to survivors and enjoying the day with their families and pets.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and being unable to meet in-person for the race in downtown Elizabethtown, organizers decided to virtually host the event which is presented by Atria Senior Living.
The Tails & Ta-Tas run/walk will be virtual Oct. 10 through Oct. 16. Participants need to be registered Oct. 10. They can register online at runsignup.com/tails_tatas. Registration is $25.
“The idea is that since it is virtual you could challenge your friends who don’t live here or your family who don’t live here,” said Beth Mather, who has been involved in organizing the event since the beginning.
Participants are then encouraged to take a video during their run/walk and post it to social media, either on their page tagging Tails & Ta-Tas or directly on the Tails & TaTas Breast Cancer Awareness 5K Run/Walk Facebook page or tailsandtatas5k on Instagram.
Those who post on social media will have the opportunity to win an incentive ranging from a Starbucks’ gift card to a basket from Jim Beam. A drawing will be held Oct. 17.
Everyone who participates will receive a commemorative medal. The design will be revealed within the next few weeks.
“We felt like since this was so unique we needed to give everybody something,” Mather said. She noted the wooden medal will be made in Bardstown.
Everyone also will receive a gray runner’s buff and a custom bib. If people from out of town are participating, Mather said the items will be mailed. For locals, she said they will be offering a couple days for pickup.
The event still will feature a dog costume contest and warm up and cool down yoga by Karma Yoga & Hot Yoga.
For the second straight year, they also will have a Wig Stand Palooza. People will have the opportunity to bid on wig stands decorated by artists from around the area. The wig stands will be posted online Oct. 10 through Oct. 16 for bidding.
Although the run/walk is centered on breast cancer, the proceeds help those affected by all types of cancer. Money raised from the event goes to the Baptist Health Hardin Foundation to support the Baptist Health Hardin Cancer Care Center.
In previous years, the money raised has gone toward the Cancer Resource Center to help get it up and running.
“We decided to go with the Cancer Care Center so we could reach even more people. That was our goal,” Mather said.
On their social media, Mather said they have begun sharing stories from a montage of people in the community on why this cause is important to them.
Mary Alford can be reached at 270-505-1741 or firstname.lastname@example.org.