Registration for the 15th Annual 24 Foundation presented by Levine Cancer Institute is now open.
The annual charity non-competitive cycling event for all ages and cycling abilities is scheduled to roll on the Charlotte’s famed “Booty Loop” in Charlotte’s the Myers Park neighborhood from 7:00 p.m. Friday, July 29 to 7:00 p.m. Saturday, July 30, 2016. To safely accommodate riders on the 3-mile closed course, event registration will be capped, so riders are encouraged to register as soon as possible.
All participants ages 12 and up for the Charlotte ride must register online at www.24foundation.org, pay a $75 registration fee and are required to raise a minimum of $400 prior to the event to fight cancer. Funds raised support local and national cancer beneficiaries including: Carolinas HealthCare System’s Levine Cancer Institute, the Keep Pounding Fund, LIVESTRONG Foundation, Wind River Cancer Retreats, Brain Tumor Fund of the Carolinas, Hendrick Marrow Program, and the GoJenGo Foundation.
Children ages 11 and under will be allowed to ride on the Booty Loop Saturday, July 30 from 1:00 – 3:00PM. Registration for children (ages 8-11) is $50 and the required fundraising minimum is $200. Kids under 8 years old are welcome to participate in the Kids Ride the morning of Saturday, July 30. Children and youth riders ages 8 – 17 will also be able to earn fundraising awards. 24 Foundation will be hosting an awards program on Saturday, July 30 at noon to recognize the top three individual fundraisers and the “Rookie of the Year.”
“We are excited to bring the amazing community of riders, cancer survivors, supporters, Myers Park Neighborhood and spectators back together again this summer to celebrate fifteen incredible years of fighting cancer,” Peter Davis, executive director of 24 Foundation. “This is a bike ride for everyone to help put cancer in its place, so we encourage people to grab their family, friends and co-workers and sign up as soon as possible as registration fills up quickly.”
Myers Park Traditional School and Queens University of Charlotte will again serve as home to “Bootyville” where riders are encouraged to camp, eat and recharge when not riding. In the event’s 15-year history, more than 15,000 riders have raised more than $15 million.