Outrunning Cancer

Outrunning Cancer

Outrunning Cancer

Over the past 6 years, more than 500 runners have raised over $350,000 for Hope Scarves, resulting in us being named Charity of the Year in 2014 and 2015! This year our goal is $60,000 and 100 runners/walkers. Let’s go!

Join the largest team in the KY Derby Festival and make your miles truly meaningful. You can run (or walk) the marathon as a relay with 5 people or complete the mini or full marathon individually. This year, if you aren’t running the KDF marathon, you can run or walk wherever you are on April 25th as part of our Coast to Coast team! (Including Louisville!) Two steps to register:

Use Code RELAY2020 for $20 off one Relay Team registration fee until April 1st.



Our Team:

Our KDF Team is made up of individual and relay runners all pounding the pavement in Outrunning Cancer Brooks t-shirts at their own speed.  Most of our runners complete the marathon as a relay. A relay team is made up of 3-5 runners, and relay legs are 3.1 mile, 6.2 mile, 3.1 mile, 6.2 mile, 7.8 mile (in that order). You can run or walk. The relay is a great way to join the team even if you aren’t a competitive runner. We share lots of laughter on the course, cheering each other on and having fun along the way! Learn more about the KDF relay.

If you are participating remotely in our Coast to Coast Team, you can run or walk whatever distance feels right for you. If you register before April 13 an Outrunning Cancer shirt will be sent to you!


Each team member commits to donating or raising at least $100.  You can donate directly now or you can ask others to support you in your race by making a KDF fundraising page.

Prizes will be awarded for top individual and team fundraisers as well as other fun categories at the pasta dinner. The team fundraising champion stands at $16,036 by The Michigangsters team in 2017.  Can you beat them?  The $100 mile award will be given to individuals and teams that raise $100 for each mile of the race.  ($1310 for mini-marathon and $2600 for the marathon).  If you would like your donation to go directly to research please let us know.  Otherwise, Outrunning Cancer supports the Hope Scarves general fund with a portion going toward the 2020 research goal of $100,000.

Team Kickoff Open House:
Join us for a fun, family-friendly team kickoff open house at the Hope Scarves studio on Friday, April 24th! We’ll provide dinner, drinks, games, and fundraising awards.  There is no cost to join us but please register here so we can hold your spot!

We are here to help you raise money, motivate you to get out there for training runs, and encourage you as part of our team! We’ll be in touch with team emails and would love to hear from you, too.  Email us anytime.

We run for those who can’t. For friends we have lost. For sisters, moms, wives, friends, strangers. We run to raise money for research and support those facing cancer.

Miles to go… closer with each step.

Jamie – California

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