Wake Forest community runs together at Hit the Bricks on Hearn Plaza

Members of the Wake Forest community run laps around Hearn Plaza in the annual Hit the Bricks

Hundreds of Wake Forest students, faculty and staff will run laps around Hearn Plaza on Oct. 4 for ‘Hit the Bricks.’ The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The eight-hour relay race raises money for cancer research in honor of Brian Piccolo. A final remembrance lap for cancer victims and survivors will be followed by a luminary ceremony in front of Wait Chapel.

Both individuals and teams participate, and the race includes friendly fundraising competition. Hit the Bricks brings Wake Foresters together for a cause that has long been important to the community.

In 2003 students held the first annual Hit the Bricks relay race, raising $3,000. In its 15-year history, participants have run 279,917 laps and raised $404,843. Hit the Bricks and other student-led events have raised a total of more than $3 million for the Brian Piccolo Cancer Research Fund.

More details here.