Celebrating its third year, Point Loma/Ocean Beach Relay for Life at Liberty Station drew 27 teams to the 24-hour race, with a member of each team required to be on the track at all times. To light the pathway for participants after sunset, lining the track were personalized luminaries honoring cancer survivors and paying tribute to those who lost their battle with the disease.
Event standouts were Clay Treska, a cancer survivor turned full-time Ironman athlete who biked 100 miles for the cause, and Adam Godlove, who ran 50 miles in honor of a family friend who died of cancer.
Hourly attire themes transformed the track’s racers from superheroes to sports fanatics and from rock stars to surfers. Within the campsite, food and other items from area businesses were sold and raffled off as fundraisers while live music and entertainment served as momentum for racers.
Funding will help with research, advocacy, education and services for people living with cancer, including the “Road to Recovery” service that helps patients with transportation to medical facilities, and the “Look Good … Feel Better” program that lends support to chemotherapy patients coping with hair loss and other side effects associated with treatment.
For more information or to make a donation, visit www.relayforlife.-org/ptlomaoceanbeachca.