Elizabeth's Out Run Melanoma 5K
Weather Plan: Our race will run rain or shine, with the exception of threatening weather. We will be monitoring the weather situation Saturday (5/11) morning, and make the decision by 8:45 a.m. to postpone for 30-minutes only in the event of thunder and lightning. If it appears the bad weather will persist, we will cancel the event by 9:15 am. Our event is non-refundable, so we very much hope this does not happen! If the forecasts changes and the decision is made to cancel the race due to threatening weather before set up later in the day on Friday or early Saturday morning (before 6 am) you will receive an email informing you of the race cancellation.
Please join us for the 7th Annual Elizabeth’s Outrun Melanoma 5K and Walk on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at the beautiful Enterprise South Nature Park.
Click here to register for the event.
All proceeds of this event benefit the Elizabeth R. Smith Melanoma Fund at CHI Memorial, which supports the prevention, awareness and research of melanoma, a serious form of skin cancer.
Learn more about melanoma risk factors, symptoms and treatment.
Skin cancer is the most common cancer.
It affects men and women of all ages.
Melanoma causes the most skin cancer deaths.
As we gear up for summer when more people are likely to be exposed to the sun’s damaging UV rays, the 7th Annual Elizabeth’s Outrun Melanoma 5K and Walk is a perfect family activity to help raise awareness and support a great cause.
Proceeds of this race benefit the Elizabeth R. Smith Melanoma Program at CHI Memorial Rees Skillern Cancer Institute, which supports the prevention, awareness and research of melanoma, a serious form of skin cancer. The Elizabeth R. Smith Melanoma Program strives to provide exceptional care by clinicians experienced in the care of melanoma, equivalent to major national academic cancer centers in a manner easily accessible to patients in our region.
The Elizabeth R. Smith Melanoma Program focuses on establishing relationships with community partners to provide outreach, education and screening while also connecting patients with the appropriate supportive and medical services.
- These support services include nurse navigation, with our nurse navigators supporting 178 melanoma patients in 2018.
- In 2018 alone 44 community outreach events were attended reaching nearly 11,500 individuals.
Our fundraising efforts are critical as the majority of services to be provided are not medically reimbursable and patients will not be charged.