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.