Race for the Ribbon 2017

Saturday, September 23

In partnership with the West Virginia Breast Health Initiative, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races will present a day of activities dedicated to the fight against breast cancer. Hollywood Casino will host a 5K fun run, the ninth annual Race for the Ribbon track walk, a silent auction, a night of thoroughbred racing and other events at the property throughout the day.  The eight prior Race for the Ribbons have raised in excess of $125,000 for breast cancer care and treatment in the state of West Virginia.

Events for the ninth annual Race for the Ribbon on Saturday, September 23 begin at 8:30am with the third running of the Race for the Ribbon 5K that will start and finish at Hollywood Casino. The event is a stroller friendly walk/run open to runners and walkers of all ages and abilities with details on registration for the Race for the Ribbon 5K available at www.imathlete.com/events/racefortheribbon5k.  All participants in the Race for the Ribbon 5K will receive a swag bag and t-shirt with Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races donating all entry fees to the West Virginia Breast Health Initiative.

Following the 5K is the ceremonial walk around the track at noon where each $25 donation for participation in the walk will come with a commemorative t-shirt. Throughout the day, patrons are also invited to check out the pink lemonade stand, silent auction and pink hat contest, which will award cash prizes for “best hats in show.”  Beginning at 5pm the evening will include world class thoroughbred racing including the $50,000 Pink Ribbon Stakes.

Saturday’s full schedule is as follows:

  • 8:30am – Start of 5K at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races (rain or shine)
  • 10:30am - Registration for the Breast Cancer walk around the track
  • 12:00pm - Breast cancer walk around the track (weather permitting) 
  • 5:00pm - Start of silent auction on the mezzanine level of the grandstand
  • 5:00pm - Post time for the 1st race
  • 8:00pm - Judging for Pink Hat Contest on the track apron, with $500 prize to the winner
  • 9:45pm - $50,000 Pink Ribbon Stakes
  • 10:00pm - Silent auction ends
  • 10:30pm - $300,000 Charles Town Oaks (G3)