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Ninth Annual Scare Brain Cancer Away 5K Run/Walk

October 14, 2017 @ 9:00 am


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This is a fast flat course through the village of East Rochester. It is very well marked with 2 water stops and tons of support from the residents of the village.

This race is a run/walk with funds going to an individual suffering from brain cancer. Tonya Cyrkin will be this year’s recipient. Tonya is the wife of Josh and mother of Alex and 9th grader Haylie. Diagnosed in 2012 with a glioblastoma, Tonya’s brain cancer has taken a different path, that being to attack her spine. Doctors had been at a loss as to how to proceed in treating her cancer as chemo and radiation had not been successful. The tumor on her spine had continued to grow and so it was decided that the best approach would be to remove part of her spine, which was done on October 6, 2016. Tonya is working with OT and PT specialists and because of her determination to become more independent and have a somewhat normal life as a family, she is known as a “rock star”. Tonya will never walk again and at present is confined to a hospital bed hoping and praying that her next MRI will give her some positive news.

Check out the video on Good Day Rochester from September 13, 2017.

Tonya and Family

Tonya with husband Josh, daughter Haylie and son Alex.



October 14, 2017
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Race Director

Paul Richards


$22 by 10/12; $15 for students by 10/12; $25 on 10/13; $30 on race day.
Packet Pickup
Packet pickup will be on Friday, October 13, 2017 from 10am until 7 pm at Medved Running and Walking Outfitters, 3400 Monroe Ave., Rochester, NY 14618
Awards/Age Groups
Overall M/F 1st place $175, 2nd place $150, and 3rd place $100; Masters M/F $75; Medals to the places 1-3 in the following age groups: 0-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+
USATF Course Certification


East Rochester High School
400 Woodbine Avenue
East Rochester, NY 14445 United States
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