Strength in Colors 5K

Sunday, August 6th, 2023

The 6th Annual SIC5K and Kids Dash

McNamara Park – 7049 Big Walnut Rd.

Galena – 43021

Grab the entire family, canines too, and meet us at McNamara Park!

Learn how to prevent HPV, get some exercise, and enjoy the great outdoors.

If you have questions please contact one of our volunteers below.

Meggie S., Kids Dash Coordinator

Allie T., Race Director

Dana S., Jr. Ambassador Coordinator

Raising Awareness of HPV-Related Cancers

According to the CDC, based on data from 2014 – 2018, about 46,143 new cases of cancer are associated with HPV in the US each year: 25,719 among women, and 20,424 among men. HPV is associated with 6 types of cancer: cervical, vaginal/vulvar, anal, penile and oral, head and neck.

Strength in Colors 5K brings awareness to these cancers and the ribbon colors they represent. It provides a fun and family-focused platform to offer education, prevention information and support to our community.

All HPV-related cancers are preventable. Screenings, annual exams, education, and the HPV vaccine are all methods of cancer prevention.

Sneakers4Funds Shoe Drive

Hey #SIC5K fans! We’ve added something we think is special to our 5K festivities. We hope you do too. It's another way for you to join us in giving back to underserved communities that are far away and outside of Ohio and the U.S. 

The Crawford Crew has partnered with @Sneaker4Funds to host an athletic shoe drive in conjunction with our Strength in Colors 5K and Kids Dash!

The Sneakers4Funds organization collects recycled athletic shoes from all over the United States and those shoes are repurposed by employees of small companies across the world and sold in their respective local communities. Ultimately the entire process helps to provide a living and sustainable income for over 4,000 families worldwide.

We invite you to drop off  used and gently worn, and/or new running shoes at our Strength In Colors 5K & Kids Dash on July 31st at McNamara Park. A collection box will be on site and ready to fill. The drive will continue until 11 a.m. and then our volunteers will prepare the shipment to go out on Monday. 

Keep these points in mind when collecting shoes to donate:

  • If you wouldn’t pass them on to a friend then they might not be used and gently worn or new. 
  • Shoes must be clean, dry and wearable.
  • Please tie or band pairs together.
  • Single shoes and non-athletic shoes cannot be accepted.

HPV and Cancer Prevention Resources for You!

Helpful HPV Links:


HPV-Related Cancer Links:

Oral Health:

Cervical Health:

Email us questions if you would like to connect with one of our medical advisors or another medical professional. Dentists, OB/GYN's, Pediatricians, and Family Physicians are just a few examples of specialists we can confidentially connect you with.

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Interested In Joining Our Junior Ambassador Group?

This event is organized each year by a talented, hard-working group of young people, our Junior Ambassadors (JAG).

  • Do you value healthy relationships and want to make a difference in the lives of others?
  • Would you like to beef up your resume or college application with community service and outreach?

Interested In Joining Us?

Learn more by reviewing the Board Responsibilities below or by contacting Diane Crawford at