Outrunning Cancer

Outrunning Cancer

Outrunning Cancer

Over the past 5 years 410 runners have raised $281,500 for Hope Scarves. Resulting in us being named Charity of the Year in 2014 and 2015.  This year our goal  is $55,000 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 the marathon as a relay with 5 people or complete the mini or full marathon individually. Two steps to register:


Our team:

Our 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. The 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.


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 & team fundraiser 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 2019 research goal of $100,000.

Pre-Race Team Celebration:
Join us for a team celebration at our annual family friendly pre-race get together on Friday, April 26.  More details coming soon!

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 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.

Mary Lynn – Bardstown, KY

Mary Lynn is a bright spark. Diagnosed in 2016 with Endometrial Adenocarcinoma, she shortly thereafter received a Hope Scarf. She then honored us by donating her story and more scarves to our program. We are so happy to share a little about this special bluegrass lady! 

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