ME STRONG 5k walk/run
East Indiana Avenue
DeLand, FL 32724
United States 
Saturday, February 3, 2018
8:00 AM
Event Information

ME STRONG is a rapidly growing 501 (c) (3) charitable organization. It was built on the foundation of uniting community members in supporting Central Floridians battling cancer through an annual event which encourages living a healthy lifestyle.

The highly anticipated ME STRONG 5k takes place annually in Historic Downtown DeLand; voted as the home of, “America’s Favorite Mainstreet”. The inaugural event took place in January of 2012 in honor of Linda Ryan who was then battling cancer. The event was an overwhelming success and has grown to be Volusia County’s largest 5k with nearly 3,000 participants. The efforts of the five women who founded the charity and it’s 5k have not gone unnoticed as the highly spirited ME STRONG 5k has been recognized by Florida Running and Triathlon Magazine as one of the state’s top ten 5k races.

Through volunteer efforts the charitable organization ME STRONG has donated nearly a half million dollars offering financial assistance to Central Floridians with a cancer diagnosis and to support and an annual research grant in search of a cure. Whether it’s assistance with medical or household bills, our grant recipients have expressed their deepest gratitude toward the kindness and gratitude of complete strangers.


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

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Help us meet our fundraising goal !
EVENT GOAL >$125,000.00
AMOUNT RAISED>$119,140.00

Sorry! Online registration for this event is now closed.

You can register in person on Friday, February 2  between 10:30 - 6:30 at Sportsanity located at 143 N Woodland Blvd, DeLand.  Registration at packet pick up is $35.   A race t-shirt is not guaranteed after online registration closes.  You can register the day of the race at race registration located on West Indiana Avenue by the Historic Courthouse in DeLand for $40.

Thank you for your support!


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