After the government shutdown on Oct. 1, Ladies Race Towards a Cure, an annual women-only charity off-road race that raises awareness about breast cancer and funds for breast cancer research, lost access to its course on BLM land in Barstow, Calif. Rather than cancel or postpone the event, which was nine months in planning, racers and cancer survivors Holli Bechard and Julie Pierce appealed to Lori Bryant, manager of Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino.
Glen Helen, a privately owned raceway, has agreed to host the Oct. 5-6 charity event, which is expected to draw more than 100 teams, 10,000 spectators and raise $125,000 for breast cancer research at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. In addition to hosting the race on short notice, Glen Helen Raceway is also waving all camping and gate fees for the teams and their families. Teams include mothers, daughters and friends racing in trucks, buggies, UTVs and Bugs on a six-mile loop in San Bernardino.
Held during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the off-road race honors survivors and memorializes those who lost their fight with the breast cancer, a disease that is diagnosed in more than 200,000 women each year in the United States, according to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Now in its eighth year, Ladies Race Towards a Cure is the world’s largest female off-road event presented by Mojave Off-Road Enthusiasts (M.O.R.E.).
The public is invited to attend this two-day racing event. Racing begins Saturday, Oct. 5, 4-6 p.m., and continues Sunday, Oct. 6, 7:30 a.m-5 p.m. Cost: $10 per person.
Glen Helen Raceway, off the I-215 freeway at the Devore Exit, is located at 18585 Verdemont Ranch Road, San Bernardino, CA 92407.
For more information, visit moreracing.net or glenhelen.com.
M.O.R.E. racing has released the following schedule for this weekend:
Note Car must be set up for desert Racing. You can come into the Park after 2 PM Thursday and all day Friday. No Charge for Camping and no Gate fees.
October 5Th Saturday 8 am To 1;30 PM Tech Inspection Please be on time we have a schedule to follow. there will be 4 Inspectors so it should go quickly. 1 PM Drivers meeting. 2 PM Controlled practice and pre-run (6 Mile Tract) You may Practice all day Saturday till 4 PM at control speeds to get use to it 4 PM to 6 PM Race (Class 1900-UTV's 9, 1350, and 11. 5 PM start of BBQ 6 PM to 9 PM BBQ and Awards for winners of Saturday race
October 6 (Sunday) 7 AM group 2 line up 7:30 to 9:30 Race starts classes 12 / 1300 / 5/1600. 10 Am to 12 PM Race starts classes Class 1500 / 1400/ 1450 / 7 / 8. 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM Race starts Classes 1 / 10 / 1600. Awards and raffle after race. All time subject to change depending on entries All entries must sign up and tech on Saturday October 5th. There will be no late sign up or tech on Sunday
Please Make checks payable and ready to
Cedar Sinai $125.00 MORE $250.00 Pay cash No CCards