Walking the track for John

Posted on January 1, 2022 by Sonoma Valley Sun
Speeding race cars make way for sneakers and walking shoes for the 11th annual John’s March Against Stomach Cancer on Saturday, Jan. 22 — a rare chance to walk the famous race track.

The march is named in honor of longtime raceway spokesperson John Cardinale, who passed away in 2013 after a two-year battle with stomach cancer.  

John’s March is the only major fundraiser for No Stomach For Cancer on the west coast, offering a once-a-year opportunity to walk or run around Sonoma Raceway’s 2.52-mile road course. 

Participants and donors are encouraged to raise awareness and increase their impact by registering and creating a team page at Registration is $40 per person which includes the walk/run, a T-shirt, mask, and light refreshments following the event. 

 5K and 10K race distances will also be marked for those looking for more of a challenge. This is an all-inclusive event – children, pets, everyone is welcome! 

 Same-day registration begins at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, and the March begins at 9 a.m. Advance registration is not required but encouraged; walk-ups are welcome. John’s March Against Stomach Cancer is a rain or shine event. 

For more information, visit or contact Chelsea Lazzari at [email protected] or 707-933-3971.

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