5K/10K 2021 Registration July 10th & Past Years Results


CLICK HERE to SPONSOR our 2021 12th Annual 5K/10K Event 

 National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS) Info

Our 11th Annual Event was a Virtual success! Thank You to all who participated!

Despite COVID-19 we were able to raise over $6000 for students patients & families affected by brain tumors.  A minimum of 10% will be donated to the National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS) for advocacy efforts.  Feel free to visit that page to add to those MESF funds directly by clicking here.  Not bad for our 1st VIRTUAL EVENT!

Sponsorship efforts remain ongoing.  You may continue to sponsor the Mary E. Smith Scholarship initiatives by clicking here.

View Your RACE RESULTS here.  All other prize results are below:



Results & Pics from the 2019 Event

Walkers Results

Runners Results

Extra Special THANK YOU to our SPONSORS!!!

Congratulations to TEAM RUSHING 4 A CURE for raising over $1200!!!


1.) Rushing 4 A Cure $1250

2.) Sangster $755

3.) Mary Maxine Knight $565

4.) Lindblom SWOOP Away Tumors  $450

5.) Kandi’s Krew $475

6.) Donzaleigh’s Angel’s & Blessings $245

7.) Glo’s Glory $200

8.) Thriving with Mz Mena $175

9.) Memories of Mary $100

10.) Angela’s Angels $100

11.)  Unbreakable $60

And a big THANK YOU to ALL who volunteered & participated in our flagship Annual Brain Tumor Awareness 5K Event

SPONSORS/VENDORS—DJ Yella, Let Us Cater, I-94 Nissan of South Holland, Franciscan Health,  UChicago Medicine Ingalls, Food Donors Chick-fil-A, Unbeatable Eatables, Vitamin Shoppe of Matteson with electrolytes & water.  Our Vendors Sassy & Unique Things, Time Chic Boutique, Chiro One Wellness Centers, Cancer Support Center & Million Dollar Moments Photography.  Our volunteers were made up of scholars, friends, family, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority members, Technique Gems, The Gray Matters Walk/Run Teams & Walker/Runner Participants.  We send LOVE & HUGS to you ALL. With the walk proceeds we were able to fund ALL 4 local scholarships of $1000 each!  The students & brain tumor community salutes you!

 Not only was she a scholarship recipient, Erika Alvarez was the 2nd Fastest Finisher for the 5K!!!!

Enjoy the additional pictures from Million Dollar Moments on the link to the pictures below: