10th Annual Mary E. Smith 5K/10 Fun Run/ Walk

10th Annual Mary E. Smith 5K/10 Fun Run/ Walk

Saturday, July 6, 2019  @  9:00 AM   •  5k, 10k, Brain Tumor Awareness - 9 AM Start


Community Park Walk Path, 4200 W. 175th Street, Country Club Hills, IL    view map


The 2019 Event will be our 10th and biggest event to date!!!!

Saturday July 6th, 2019 Join us for our 5K/10K for 10 Years Event!

Because Your Gray Matters, join the Mary E. Smith Brian Tumor Foundation in our Annual 5K Run/Walk. Register as a team or individual and show your commitment to winning the fight against brain tumors.


 T Shirt

 Event Timed


 Food and Drinks


 Kids' Activities



Course description:

In celebration of our 10th anniversary we've added a 10K option  this year! The event will start on the running track and conclude on the trail of the park. Depending on the distance you are running, you will either make 2 Loops (5K) or 4 Loops (10K)

Directions to start:

Starting line for all events will be inside the track area.


Multiple parking lots are located along 175th St. between Cicero & Pulaski Avenue. Street parking is also available at Sycamore Dr, Baker Ave, and Ravisloe St.

Awards info:

Top 3 overall finishers will receive an award.

Additional info

The Mary E. Smith Foundation is a nonprofit 501c3 charity, formed in 2008 in memory of Mary E. Smith, who was diagnosed with a meningioma brain tumor. Due to undiagnosed hemorrhaging, she died 4 short days later. After picking up the pieces, the family started the Mary E. Smith Foundation, Inc. Accomplishments include donating thousands of dollars to NBTS and donating $10,000 to Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute in Chicago to fund research. MESF proudly supports families in financial hardship due to a brian tumor/cancer diagnosis. To date over $73,000 in scholarship funds have been provided to students and brain tumor families. Over $7500 in scholarships have been provided to local Chicago area students supporting the Karen Lewis CTU Scholarship. Learn more about our FIND A CURE, AIM HIGH or SAVE A LIFE programs & events or to donate visit www.maryesmithfoundation.org call 708-342-0800 email information@maryesmithfoundation.org

Event Agenda

7:30 - Vendors & On Site Registration Open

8:15 - Welcome & Early Bird Raffles
8:30 - Scholars
8:45 - Runners Timed Start
8:50 - Yoga Fitness Class Warm Up
9:00 - Fun Run/Walkers Start
10:30 - Raffles and Team Placement Awards
10:40 - Survivor Recognition
Honorary & Memorandum Ceremony
11:30 - Raffles
12:00 - Vendors & Event Closes
**Fun Food, Games, & Music for all ages**
All Funds support financial assistance of brain tumor patients & families, scholarships & research grants.
VENDOR OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE call 708-342-0800 or email information@maryesmithfoundation.org

Packet pickup:

Race day registration/Check in Area is clearly marked at Sycamore entrance.


• 5K General Registration (9:00 AM start)

$35.00    Expires 7/5/2019 11:59 PM

• 10K General Registration (9:00 AM start)

$45.00    Expires 7/5/2019 11:59 PM

• 5K Team Registration (5 or more) (9:00 start)

$30.00    Expires 7/5/2019 11:59 PM

• 10K Team Registration (5 or more) (9:00 am start)

$40.00    Expires 7/5/2019 11:59 PM

• Same Day (on site) Registration