It’s the 7th year for the Geneva Cancer Run

Published 8:04 pm Wednesday, June 6, 2018

GENEVA — The Geneva Cancer Run is set to take place Saturday. The run is a 120-mile ride for cars and motorcycles to help raise awareness and funds for those going through cancer. The seventh annual installment of the event will start and end at the Geneva Bar & Grill and costs $10 per rider.

Rider check-in is between 9 to 10:45 a.m., with the ride starting shortly after. The first stop along the way will also have a catered lunch provided by Hormel, Mrs. Gerry’s, Hy-Vee, Fastenal and Geneva Bar & Grill.

Shortly after the arrival back at Geneva Bar & Grill, a live auction will be held, followed by a night of fun and live music.

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Who Let the Mommas Out will take the stage around 6:30 p.m., with Badd Newz following them around 8:30 p.m.

Camping spaces are available in the city park where campers, tents and motorhomes can be brought after 4 p.m. Thursday.

Last year the event drew 148 motorists, according to Geneva Cancer Run President Dee Randall.

“We are so proud of all our riders and the way they respect other riders and the rules of the road,” Randall said. “We are entering our seventh year and are so proud to say we have a core group that works so hard to make money to help others.”

In its first six years, the event has raised nearly $60,000 and has donated to families within the area who have been affected by the disease as well as to the Geneva Cancer Auction and the Eagles Cancer Telethon.

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