Photo via American Cancer Society Relay For Life/Facebook
Photo via American Cancer Society Relay For Life/Facebook

A relay race involving teams of runners competing for 24 straight hours to raise money for cancer research begins Saturday in National City, according to the American Cancer Society.

The Relay for Life is scheduled to get underway at 9 a.m. with an opening ceremony at Kimball Park, 1249 D Ave. Cancer survivors are scheduled to take the first lap at 9:30 a.m., with caregivers taking over 15 minutes later.

According to the Cancer Society, nearly 30 teams featuring around 350 runners are scheduled to participate. Collectively, they’ve raised more than $37,000.

A closing ceremony is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Sunday.

Many similar events to benefit the ACS have taken place around San Diego County over the past four months. Another Relay for Life is scheduled for downtown San Diego on Aug. 20.

–City News Service