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Published on April 30, 2014

12th Annual Jay Dix Race to Support Research at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The Columbia Multisport Club will host the 12th annual Jay Dix Challenge to Cure race at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 10, in downtown Columbia. Proceeds from the event will benefit local cancer research at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center.

The family-friendly event includes a 5K walk or run and a 10K run for competitive runners. The race starts at Fourth and Cherry streets in Columbia’s Flat Branch Park. Race participants will be timed and receive an athletic T-shirt and a free pancake breakfast after the race.

During the past 11 years, the event has raised more than $165,000 for local cancer research at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center. The race was established in memory of Jay Dix, M.D., a University of Missouri Health Care pathologist who fought his own battle with cancer. Dix served as the medical examiner for Boone and Callaway counties, and was a member of several medical and research organizations. He also enjoyed competing as a triathlete.

The event is organized annually by the Columbia Multisport Club, a local organization developed to encourage participation in road races, cycling races, triathlons and healthy lifestyles.

Registration for the race costs $40. Teams of 10 or more will receive a registration discount. For more information or to register for the event, please visit