9th Annual Mary E. Smith Brain Tumor Awareness Fun Run/ Walk

9th Annual Mary E. Smith Brain Tumor Awareness Fun Run/ Walk

Saturday, July 7, 2018  @  9:00 AM   •  5k, Brain Tumor Awareness - 9 AM Start


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

Registration closed:

Online registration is closed, please register at the 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:

This walking trail is asphalt with a starting elevation of 675 ft, maximum elevation of 678.02 ft. total ascent/gain of 13.31 ft. Multiple laps complete the 5K run/walk. Each lap is 1.37 miles.

Directions to start:

Starting line will be identified by the balloon arch at the end of western most parking lot at the Sycamore Dr. entrance.


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 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.


• Team Registration


• Same Day (on site) Registration



Online registration is closed, please register at the event.