Better Than Ever kicks off 12th season on Sept. 1

Better Than Ever kicks off 12th season on Sept. 1

The Arizona Cancer Center invites you to participate in the 12th season of Better Than Ever (BTE), its grassroots outreach program. BTE encourages people to make exercise a part of daily life through running, walking and biking in a fun, non-competitive fitness training program.

Since its inception in 2000, more than 3,300 people of all ages, sizes and abilities have improved their fitness while raising more than $1.7 million, which supports cancer research at the Arizona Cancer Center, with an emphasis on women’s cancers.

Why join BTE?
BTE provides a welcoming, non-competitive atmosphere for participants of all fitness levels to train for local running, walking or cycling events, as well as the information necessary to begin or maintain an active lifestyle.

  • Multiple weekly group/social training sessions
  • Volunteer Team Leaders provide guidance
  • Supportive environment
  • Training schedule and training packet
  • Bike skills and safety class – great for beginners!
  • Fundraising tips and suggestions
  • Educational lectures and social events
  • Weekly e-newsletters
  • Free BTE shirt
  • A great opportunity to have fun, be fit and fight cancer!

Join us at an information session to learn more:
Saturday, Aug. 13, 9 a.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 23, 6 p.m.
All About Running and Walking
12162 N. Rancho Vistoso #140, Oro Valley

Saturday, Aug. 20, 10 a.m.
Thursday, Aug. 25, 6 p.m.
Arizona Cancer Center at UMC North (NE corner of Campbell Avenue and Allen Road)
3838 N. Campbell Ave.

Thursday, Sept. 1, 5:30 p.m.
(Before Kick-Off Event)
Arizona Cancer Center, Room 2920 (on Campbell Avenue, north of Speedway Boulevard)
1515 N. Campbell Ave.

Better Than Ever Kick-Off Event and Expo

Thursday, Sept. 1., 6 p.m.
Arizona Cancer Center’s Kiewit Auditorium (on Campbell Avenue, north of Speedway Boulevard)
1515 N. Campbell Ave.

Learn more about Better Than Ever, meet team leaders and fellow participants and sign up to for the 12th season of the program. Refreshments will be served and raffle prizes will be awarded.

Run, walk or both!
You are welcome to run or walk with us at your pace. Many of our BTE Team Leaders are experienced with a run/walk training routine. This involves incorporating walk breaks into regular running and allows you to reach distance goals while helping to prevent injury and have fun.

Cycling Program
Our cycling program is open to all levels of experience and beginners will be given special attention to ensure a safe, fun riding experience.

Participants are encouraged to train for their choice of one or more of three events and four distances:

  1. CATwalk 10K (6.2 miles) Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011
  2. El Tour de Tucson (40 miles or 66 miles) Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011
  3. Tucson Half Marathon (13.1 miles) Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011

Training for the 12th season events begins the week of Sept. 6, though registration continues through Sept. 19.

More Information:, or (520) 626-7177