ME STRONG 5k walk/run 2020


ME STRONG began when four women honored their close friend Linda Ryan who was battling cancer. The friends hosted the inaugural ME STRONG 5k in January 2012 in DeLand, Florida with a goal of lifting Linda’s spirit and bringing the community together to commit to healthy living. The inaugural event was such a success the five women behind ME STRONG took their message and charitable donations to a larger stage and became a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to offering financial assistance to individuals battling cancer and to also supporting groundbreaking research.


Today the ME STRONG 5k is a highly anticipated annual event attracting more than 5,000 participants. The ME STRONG organization has donated well over a million dollars to ease the financial burden of those undergoing cancer treatment and to research efforts in search of a cure.  What started as four women honoring a friend battling cancer has grown into a movement of individuals committed to supporting Central Floridians in the fight against cancer.

Founding members: Linda Ryan, Kim Winters, Barbara Underhill, Kimberly Martin, and Kathy Guyer.

ME STRONG is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization.



Click on the Donate now button if you ONLY want to make a donation to a team or individual fundraiser and you will NOT be participating in the event.

Click on the Raise funds button if you ONLY want to become a fundraiser and you will NOT be participating in the event.

If you will be participating in the event, click Register in the event registration section below--there you will have the option to become a fundraiser and/or make a donation to a team or individual fundraiser.

EVENT GOAL $200,000.00

AMOUNT RAISED $247,230.55


Sorry! Online registration for this event is now closed.

You can register in person on Friday, January 31st  between 9:00 - 7:00 at DeLand Pilates (119 North Woodland Blvd) located in downtown DeLand.  Registration at packet pick up is $40.   You can register the day of the race at race registration located on West Indiana Avenue by the Historic Courthouse in DeLand for $40.  Race shirts will NOT be available on packet pick up day or the day of the race.

Thank you for your support!



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