The Blazin' Battle Against Brain Cancer

The Blazin' Battle Against Brain Cancer
Date May 2025 (TBD)
Distance 5k, Half-marathon
Course Type Road

Race Information

This race is in honor of Jim Varin who passed away of Glioblastoma, an aggressive and fatal form of brain cancer, last year at the young age of 52. Jim was a resident of Smithfield and a Providence firefighter for 31 years. The 5k/half marathon will start in Deerfield Park in Smithfield, RI and wind through the surrounding neighborhoods. All proceeds will go towards the Rhode Island Brain and Stem Tumor Foundation to help assist patients and their families who are battling brain/spine cancer. No one should go this road alone!
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