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The fifth annual Nolan Weber Believers 5K to be held Sept. 29

This year’s annual Nolan Weber Believers 5K/Fun Run/Walk will be held Saturday, Sept. 29. The event also includes a one-mile course as well as the Kids Color Dash.

This event and the foundation Believing Beyond was started by Dean and Rachelle Weber following the passing of their son, Nolan.

Nolan was diagnosed with brain cancer at the age of 15 and battled the disease for nearly three years until December 2013.

This event helps keep the memory of Nolan alive while also raising money for families who have a child suffering from a potential life-threatening illness.

“Some of them can’t pay their house payment that month, or they need help with something in their household,” Rachelle said. “They’re driving back and forth to Children’s every other day, and people don’t realize when you do that not only are you driving up there, but you are having to park and eat there — it’s relentless and it’s never ending.”

The cost to register for the 5K and one-mile course is $25 per person while the color dash for ages 12 and under costs $15.

People can also register as a virtual runner in the 5K or one mile, where they can complete either event when and wherever they want.

For more information, contact Rachelle by calling (573) 587-2929 or via email at

Nick McNeal covers high school sports, college sports and community events for The Cash-Book Journal. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in multimedia journalism and has lived in Cape Girardeau County for the past five years. He can be reached at cbjsports@socket. net.

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