Superhero participant
Participant from the first annual Superhero 5K Fun Run

The Kevin Rudi Foundation hosts its third annual Superhero 5K Fun Run Saturday, April 29, 9 a.m.-noon in the Aggie Memorial Stadium Field House in Las Cruces, NM. The yearly event raises money for sarcoma research at The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Kevin Rudi was 27 years old when he passed away November 12, 2014, from spindle cell sarcoma. His New Mexico State University fraternity brothers started a foundation to honor his memory and to raise money for sarcoma research.

The foundation decided on the superhero theme for its 5K Fun Run to honor Rudi’s memory. “He’s my superhero,” says Matthew Duran, president of the Rudi Foundation’s Board of Directors. “The guy didn’t give up. He never gave up. He fought ’til his last day.”

Runners of all abilities are welcome at the Kevin Rudi Superhero 5K Fun Run. Runners may register the day of the event for $30. Superhero costumes are strongly encouraged. To register and to learn more, visit Kevin Rudi Foundation.

The UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center is the official cancer center of New Mexico and the only National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center in a 500-mile radius. Its 125 board-certified oncology specialty physicians include cancer surgeons in every specialty (abdominal, thoracic, bone and soft tissue, neurosurgery, genitourinary, gynecology, and head and neck cancers), adult and pediatric hematologists/medical oncologists, gynecologic oncologists, and radiation oncologists.