When is Relay for Life of Saucon Valley?

A popular community event that raises money for the American Cancer Society while celebrating cancer survivorship and remembering those who have lost the battle is right around the corner. Relay for Life of Saucon Valley will be held from Friday, May 15 at 5 p.m. to Saturday, May 16 at 5 p.m. in Hellertown’s Dimmick Park, 509 Durham Street. The annual event features relay teams who complete a 24-hour walkathon around the park, where there are also numerous vendors, food and live entertainment. The relay is always bookended by opening/closing ceremonies that highlight inspiring stories of survival and help raise awareness about the ongoing fight against cancer. According to the Relay for Life of Saucon Valley page on the American Cancer Society website, 15 teams with a total of 54 participants will be part of this year’s relay.

Hellertown 5K Will Have ‘Totally 80s’ Theme

A 5K race that’s planned for Saturday, May 16 in Hellertown will benefit Relay for Life of Saucon Valley and the American Cancer Society. To make the second annual “Fight to the Finish” 5K even more memorable, it will have a “Totally 80s” theme, according to an event flyer that encourages participants to break out their leg warmers, headbands and other ’80s inspired outfits for the run. The race will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Dimmick Park (Tobias Drive and Durham Street) and will be a state-of-the-art run featuring:

Chip timing with real-time results via kiosks
Results access via smartphone and other connected devices

The cost for early bird registration (through May 1) is $25, and each participant who registers by May 1 will receive a free race shirt. Pre-registration is $30, and walk-up registration (Friday, May 15 from 6 to 9 p.m. and race day) is $40. Male and female overall winners as well as winners in various age categories (including 14 and under) will be recognized.