Upcoming Events:

During these unprecedented times, The Kentucky Derby has been postponed to the first weekend in September.  As such, the Kentucky Derby Festival (KDF) has also been postponed, including the Marathon.  Over 100 runners join us in Louisville, KY each year as part of the Outrunning Cancer team of KDF marathon- raising over $65,000 – our second largest fundraiser.  We all hope to run together this fall.  We will update here as the situation evolves.

Recognizing the importance of health and wellness – we have decided NOT TO CANCEL, but rather enhance our Coast to Coast Outrunning Cancer Team for 2020.  We will monitor the situation closely and encourage all team members to do the same.

Here is how it works:

  • The last weekend in April – safely run, walk, hike, stroll any distance you’d like – wherever you are!
  • Donate $100 to join the team & receive an outrunning cancer t-shirt.  (Registration must be received by April 17 to ensure t-shirt delivery by race weekend.)
  • Everyone welcome – all ages, mobility,  activity, geographic location!


Over the past 6 years 510 runners have raised over $350,000 for Hope Scarves to support metastatic breast cancer research & share Hope Scarves with people facing cancer around the world.  Now, more than ever, we look to celebrate the impact of Hope Scarves and initiate wellness as a way support our mission.

Email – hello@hopescarves.org with questions

Hope Scarves Founder, Lara MacGregor launched My Hopeful Life as an extension of Hope Scarves in 2020.  This initiative, rooted in her personal story, started with her widely followed blog, My Hopeful Life.  And now includes a film, podcast, speaking engagements and one day, a book.   Living with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer has given Lara a unique perspective on facing uncertainty, grounding oneself in gratitude and embracing each day.  Her vision & dedication to Hope Scarves is a powerful force for good in the world.   Follow along with My Hopeful Life as she expands the way we cultivate hope.