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Published on May 14, 2021

Registration for Women’s Only 5K Begins

The event returns as a virtual run this year.


Registration for the 29th Annual Women’s Only 5K Walk & Run opens May 17. Proceeds from the event help area women detect and battle breast cancer. The 5K will be held Saturday, Sept. 25 – Saturday, Oct. 2. Group of photos from the Women's Only

The Women’s Only will again be a virtual event. “We certainly miss seeing thousands of women come together in solidarity against breast cancer. We cannot wait to be together again – hopefully in 2022. Until then, please understand that your support is more important than ever,” says Debbie Cunningham, DNP, senior vice president, Cone Health Women’s, Children’s and Behavioral health services.

Women can register online at There, participants will find instructions on downloading the event app and taking part in the Women’s Only virtual race. T-shirts and keepsake bibs will be mailed to those registering before Sept. 3. Those registering after Sept. 4 will be provided instructions for picking up race materials in person as the race dates near. Participants are encouraged to join the Women’s Only 5K community at #WO5K. 

Entry fees benefit the Mammography Scholarship Fund and the Cone Health Alight Program. The Mammography Scholarship Fund provides screening mammograms to women who are uninsured or can’t pay for the screening. The Alight Program helps with the everyday needs of breast cancer patients in treatment, such as financial assistance, educational materials, peer mentoring and support groups.  

“The breast cancer fight continues through the age of COVID and the Cone Health Cancer Center hasn’t missed a beat. The scholarships and support funds raised by the Women’s Only can be used in clinics or at our new mobile screening events. Women in this community are counting on us,” says Skip Hislop, vice president, oncology, Cone Health.

Last year, 892 racers raised $34,367.40 for women in this area.

There are several ways women, girls and others can get involved.   

  • Register for the Women’s Only 5K Walk & Run. Early bird registration is $30 through Sept. 3. After that date, registration is $40 and runs all the way through October 2. 
  • Young girls can register at a discounted rate of $10. 
  • People who aren’t running or walking can show their support by becoming a Pink Ribbon Partner. A $20 registration earns partners a special T-shirt to cheer on participants and an opportunity to race in your own 1-mile Fun Run route.

The cancer experts at Cone Health Cancer Center treat more cases of breast cancer than any other type. 708 patients were treated for breast cancer in 2020.


 Women's Only 5K Walk & Run Virtual Race: Race Schedule (

Mammography Scholarship Fund | Cone Health

Alight Program - Cancer Support - Greensboro, NC | Cone Health