"Step Up For Stefanie," a 5K and 2-mile Fun Walk/Run, will be held Sunday, Oct. 23.

“Step Up For Stefanie,” a 5K and 2-mile Fun Walk/Run, will be held Sunday, Oct. 23.

The event, sponsored by Panera Bread, will benefit the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center — Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute.

Participants will start and finish the race at Ohio Stadium on the campus of OSU.

Information on the race is available at local Panera Cafes or online at www.stepupforstefanie.org. Advance registration is $20 for the 5K and $15 for the 2-mile. Day of registration will be $20 for the 5K and $25 for the 2-mile. Admission is free for children 12 and younger. Student, corporate and team rates are also available.

Race entry includes an event T-shirt, a race bag filled with gifts and entrance to the post-race party. Participants can compete for a spot on the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer in February 2012. The spot will be awarded to the participant who forms the largest team and the participant who raises the largest dollar amount.

Pre-race packet pickup will be held at Covelli Enterprises, 877 Bethel Road. Pickup times are scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, and from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 22.