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If you like to run, ride, swim or compete, here is your chance to make your miles more meaningful.  Join the American Cancer Society's DetermiNation program today.  This powerful and inspiring movement saves lives by enabling athletes to dedicate their training and participation in marathons, triathlons, cycling races, and other endurance events in honor of in memory of a loved one with cancer, while raising thousands of dollars for the fight against their devastating disease.  The Society has a select number of entries for those wishing to participate as a DetermiNation athlete.


There are several DetermiNation events around New England this year including:


  • Hyannis Marathon, Half Marathon, and 10K set for Sunday, February 27, 2011 in Hyannis, MA
  • Cox Providence Rhode Races Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K set for Sunday, May 1, 2011 in Providence, RI
  • Boston's Run to Remember Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5-mile set for Sunday, May 29 in Boston, MA
  • KeyBank Vermont City Marathon and Relay set for Sunday, May 29 in Burlington, VT
  • Rock 'N' Roll Providence Half Marathon and Relay set for Sunday, August 7 in Providence, RI
  • ING Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon set for Saturday, October 15 in Hartford, CT


***Qualified, registered runners for the Boston Marathon set for Monday, April 18, 2011 may also choose to raise funds for the Society through DetermiNation.


DetermiNation team members commit to raising funds to support the American Cancer Society's efforts to fight cancer and help save lives.  In return, they receive numerous benefits to help them achieve their personal victory.


  • Race weekend VIP amenities
  • Waived raced registration fee
  • Free American Cancer Society DetermiNation racing shirt
  • Personalized web page to assist in fundraising efforts
  • Fundraising recognition
  • Free local group training with access to couch
  • Opportunity to dedicate participation in memory or in honor of a loved one touched by cancer


For more information, or to find an endurance event near you, call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 or visit

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