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Published on April 22, 2015

13th Annual Jay Dix Race to Support Research at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center

Jay Dix Race

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The Columbia Multisport Club will host the 13th annual Jay Dix Challenge to Cure race at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 9, 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. The race starts at Fourth and Cherry streets in Columbia’s Flat Branch Park. Race participants will receive an athletic T-shirt and a free pancake breakfast after the race.

During the past 12 years, the event has raised more than $175,000 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.

For more information or to register for the event, please visit

Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, a part of University of Missouri Health Care, is a certified member of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Network®. Ellis Fischel Cancer Center offers patients with all types of cancers a comprehensive health team and innovative diagnostic and treatment options.