ME STRONG 5k walk/run
East Indiana Avenue
DeLand, FL 32724
United States 
Saturday, January 28, 2017
8:00 AM
Event Information

The inaugural ME STRONG 5k was started by the friends of Linda Ryan, who, at 43, was diagnosed, for the third time with cancer. While Linda was battling cancer her friends were organizing a 5k in her honor.  They chose a 5k because Linda was at the height of her fitness level, and had just run her first marathon at the time of her diagnosis. The goal was to encourage community members to exercise and commit to healthy lifestyles, as Linda believed her fitness level was playing a significant level in her battle. The first 2012 ME STRONG Linda’s Run for the Dream was an overwhelming success with hundreds of participants and thousands of dollars raised.


Just two months after the first ME STRONG event, Linda and friends were relieved to hear the news she no longer had evidence of cancer.  It was the words “no evidence of disease” along with the overwhelming success of the first ME STRONG race that fueled the fire to make ME STRONG a 501c3 charitable organization that would support individuals in their battle against cancer and promote community members to commit to healthy living.


  • 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.
Help us meet our fundraising goal !
EVENT GOAL >$100,000.00
AMOUNT RAISED>$96,656.06

Sorry! Online registration for this event is now closed.

You can register in person on Friday, January 27th between 11-7 at Sportsanity located at 143 N Woodland Blvd, DeLand.  Registration on 1/27/17 is $35 and increases to $40 on race day.

Thank you for your support!


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