Thursday, August 11, 2022
Onsite Registration 4:30PM
Opening Ceremony 6:00PM


551 Memorial Park Drive,
Arcadia, WI 54612


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The annual Pursuit of Cure 5K Run/Walk takes place at Memorial Park to kick off the Ashley for the Arts event. Pursuit of a Cure acts as a fundraiser to advance medical research and help offset the medical-related costs that patients incur.

Each race participant is able to choose which charitable organization that they want their entry fee to benefit. 100% of the funds raised during Pursuit of a Cure benefits the American Cancer Society, Rita Tranberg Memorial, and the Arcadia Ambulance Service.

The Pursuit of a Cure event has grown drastically each year, since its inception in 2012, as an American Cancer Society fundraiser. As this event has evolved, additional organizations have been added including: local emergency services, cancer research, and local individuals and families who are having difficulty paying for their medical treatments and related costs.

Honorary Chair – Charissa Bates

Charissa’s Story

One year ago I had a surreal oncology appointment! I cried joyful tears on my way to the appointment.  It was the first time I felt like I’m going to the clinic because I HAD cancer, not have cancer.  All my procedures, blood work today, exam, everything looked GREAT.  “Beat it” came on and I thought yes I did beat cancer!  I can’t express the thankfulness I’ve felt from the community getting me through, it truly was a village effort!  My kids feel like they have their mom back!  I still have days we’re I’m tired and feel scared and am working on getting my strength back, but it’s just part of the process.

Lastly, two years or so ago our mailbox broke and has been hanging on one hinge a lot.  My husband, Matt, being so involved with kids, household stuff, and being “mom” a lot never got to it.  He joked that it was a metaphor for our life.  We’re just barely getting by, holding on.  Yesterday a neighbor or someone fixed it for us- no idea who.  It felt like a sign of where I am.  I’m healing, being fixed, moving on to what I’m supposed to do.  Love to you all, life is good, cherish it, create joy!  Looking forward to speaking and raising money to help families get through their cancer treatments and hopefully find a cure in the near future!

Age Brackets & Award Categories

Below are the age brackets (Male & Female) for the 5K Run/Walk:

  • 5-9
  • 10-14
  • 15-19
  • 20-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60-69
  • 70-79
  • 80 & Over

The following places will be awarded medals (Male & Female) for the 5K Run/Walk:

  • Overall 1st Place
  • Overall 2nd Place
  • Overall 3rd Place


2022 Route TBD