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Frequently Asked Questions
What is Race for Lung Life?
Race for Lung Life is a 5k non-competitive run/walk for families to help raise awareness of the fight against lung cancer.
How long is the race route?
The race route is approximately 3.11 miles.
What is Candy Cane City?
Candy Cane City is located in Meadowbrook Park, The park comprises 16.6 acres in Chevy Chase, just south of East-West Highway and adjacent to Rock Creek Park. It includes a large playground, five softball fields, a lighted baseball field, four lighted tennis courts, football/soccer fields, indoor bathroom facilities, handicap accessible, and a picnic area. Longtime residents will remember when the playground equipment was painted with red-and-white stripes ("Candy Cane City").
Is the race route difficult?
No. The route is comprised of fairly level terrain that meanders through the scenic woods aligning Rock Creek Park. Because portions of the route are unpaved, the gravel and rock portions may prove challenging for stroller or wheel chair accessibility. However, there will be fun activities for all to join in to support this important event.
Is there a registration fee?
Yes. The registration fee is $25.00 per participant. The fee includes a commemorative short sleeve Race for Lung Life T-shirt. (Note: Credit Card payments will only be accepted with on-line registrations. There will be an additional $3.25 on-line processing fee.)
How will my money be donated?
Donations will be used to offset the operations cost of the race, the remaining funds will be donated to support efforts to ensure access to innovations in medical science and technology and to provide the highest possible quality of healthcare.

In subsequent years, race proceeds will be donated to a lung cancer organization or research institute whose primary mission and goals are to support lung cancer patients and their families, to identify new treatments that will turn the tide on this devastating disease, and to research why increasing diagnoses are occurring among non-smokers.
If I am unable to participate in the race, can I still make a donation?
Yes. All proceeds generated minus operational expenses will be donated to support efforts to ensure access to innovations in medical science and technology and to provide the highest possible quality of healthcare as noted above. Click here to make a donation.
Who should I make checks payable to and where should they be sent?
Checks should be made payable to:
Community Education Network, Inc. On the memo line, please write Race for Lung Life.

Community Education Network, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization created by Wilhelmina Bell-Taylor in 2001 and was reorganized in 2009 to represent the Race for Lung Life.

The funds will cover the operational expenses of the race and the remaining proceeds will be donated to support efforts to ensure access to innovations in medical science and technology and to provide the highest possible quality of healthcare.

Mail registration forms and/or checks to:
Race for Lung Life
c/o Community Education Network, Inc.
P.O. Box 6834
Silver Spring, MD 20906
Can I bring my dog?
Dogs are welcome at the Race for Lung Life event as long as they are on a leash at all times.
What if I have more questions?
Contact info@raceforlunglife.com or call (240) 330-5151 .


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