Unless you're an elite runner, you've likely been intimidated toeing the starting line at a race. This month, there is a stress-free opportunity to complete your race—while helping a good cause—no matter where you live! From now until May 31, you can sign up to Outrun (or walk) the Sun and complete a race on the day and at the distance of your choosing. Your $12 entry fee will support skin cancer education and melanoma research, so don't forget your sunscreen, sunglasses and hat! It's the perfect time to practice and support sun safety, as May is National Skin Cancer and Melanoma Awareness Month.
Scary stat: Melanoma kills one American every hour and more than two million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year. Runners, walkers and athletes of all kinds are often at higher risk than the general population, due to their frequent outdoor pursuits. So participants will receive more than the pride that comes with finishing a race—they will also get a reminder about the importance of sun safety. For more about Outrun the Sun, click here.