Endure The Dirt
Dear Friends and Sponsors,
For more than a month, we have waited patiently, hoping that Endure the Dirt 2020 could occur as planned, albeit a bit late. However, because the race route is on active farmland, and planting season is upon us, we simply cannot delay any longer. As a result, we are so sad to announce that we must cancel the 2020 Endure the Dirt event.
We want to say a HUGE word of thanks to our presenting sponsors – Sutherlands, Boling Enterprises, George H. Dunklin Jr. Charitable Foundation – and the host of many other sponsors. Because of you all, we are able to encourage, motivate and educate cancer patients and their families and caregivers. And, a special word of thanks to all of the volunteers who work countless hours BEFORE the event, to make Endure the Dirt a reality.
The weekend of the originally scheduled event, we had a team of committed volunteers who ran the race in honor of all of the registrants, cancer patients, their families and caregivers. We were able to capture their efforts using a GoPro and drones. We wish to offer a special word of thanks to all who participated in this originally scheduled running of the course – especially to Tyler Henderson and Stephanie Bell who went above and beyond to record the event, compile the footage, and to edit it all into a great video for all to enjoy.
We are SO disappointed to cancel the event for 2020. But because of your support, we are going to be able to touch so many lives that we feel like the event was a success regardless.
THIS is what we ask of you all ….
Watch the video below. Pay special attention to the names listed at the end. These are the precious people who have cancer, have had cancer, and/or who have succumbed to this dreadful disease. Take some time within the next couple of weeks to run a 5k. Get DIRTY while you run and do it for someone listed in our video or someone that YOU know and love. But do it for someone who has been affected by cancer. Post your run on your favorite social media channel and use the hashtag #EndureTheDirt2020. We want to see your signs, your photos, and your videos … AND, we want to honor those for whom you run.
Race packets can be picked up at 1920 South Main, Suite 107 in Stuttgart on Thursday (April 30th) and Friday (May 1st) between 10am and 3pm. Out of town packets will be mailed.
We simply cannot tell you all enough, how thankful we are for you and how much we appreciate your support and sponsorship of Endure the Dirt. We hope and pray that you all with join us next year, on March 13 for Endure the Dirt 2021. We are going to GET DIRTY for Cancer … because, Cancer Gets Dirty; but WE DO TOO!
We love and appreciate you all,
Misti and Jay Coker
Every day cancer patients have to ENDURE the good, the bad, and the ugly of cancer. Cancer affects the patient and their families physically, mentally, and spiritually.
ENDURE THE DIRT lets you feel, just for a few moments, what a cancer patient feels almost every day. Year 2 was awesome with new obstacles that were fun, wet and crazy! In 2019, we had 156 volunteers and 344 participants.