Hoops for Life!

Hoops For Life Presents

Winter Storm Hoops 2.1 Mile Run/Walk!

Winter Storm Hoops is 2.1 miles of Fast, Frosty, Fun that you can walk or run on the Cape LaCroix Trail. You will be starting and ending near the Lexington/Route W trailhead. You will also take a .45 mile side trip off the beaten path through the beautiful Cape Woods.

Proceeds benefit the Stanford Center for Children’s Brain Tumors, in loving memory of Sahara “Hoops” Aldridge, #21.

Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 8 am.

$25 until November 30, 2014. The fee will increase to $30 on December 1, 2014.



A big THANK YOU to everyone that registered for the event! We have reached our maximum of 210 entries and are now sold out.

0-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

Awards given to overall winners, and the top three runners in each division. Walkers are noncompetitive. Awards will be presented at Missouri Running Company following the race.

Due to safety concerns regarding the area of unpaved trail running through Cape Woods, we regret that we are unable to accommodate dogs, strollers, or wheelchairs in this event.

Sahara “Hoops” Aldridge

Nearly three years after Shannon and Amy Aldridge of Cape Girardeau, MO lost their 13 year-old daughter, Sahara “Hoops” Aldridge, to a malignant brain tumor, they decided to host an event that would bring the community together to raise money for the pediatric brain tumor research program at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University, where Sahara received such excellent treatment and care.
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Hoops for Life 5K Run/Walk
Hoops for Life 5k Run/Walk and 1.6 Mile Power Walk

Come out and join us for the 5th Annual Hoops for Life 5K Run/Walk and the all new 1.6 Mile Power Walk! The event will be held in Cape Girardeau’s beautiful Kiwanis Park, at 8 a.m. on Saturday, July 26, 2014. We are working hard to make this special event one that you’ll be proud to attend. Run, walk, push a stroller, just come on out and help us support the pediatric brain tumor research program at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University, in memory of our precious daughter, Sahara “Hoops” Aldridge.
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Online Registration/1.6 Mile Power Walk

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