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Elizabeth’s Outrun Melanoma 5K Run and Walk

Rates of Melanoma Have Been Rising for the Last 30 Years, according the American Cancer Society


What: 7th annual Elizabeth’s Outrun Melanoma 5K Run and Walk
When: Saturday, May 11, 2019, 8 a.m. – registration and warm up, 9 a.m. – 5K run/walk and 1 mile walk begin
Where: Enterprise South Nature Park, 190 Still Hollow Loop, Chattanooga, TN 37416

Skin cancer is the most common cancer and affects men and women of all ages.  Melanoma causes the most skin cancer deaths.  As we gear up for summer when more people are likely to be exposed to the sun’s damaging UV rays, the 7th annual Elizabeth’s Outrun Melanoma 5K Run and Walk is a perfect family activity to help raise awareness and support a great cause.  The event will be Saturday, May 11, 2019, at the Enterprise South Nature Park. 

This is a family friendly event that can be done as a timed 5K run, untimed 5K walk, or a relaxing 1 mile walk at beautiful Enterprise South Nature Park. Registration, check-in, and warm-up activities begin at 8 a.m. EDT. The 5K run/walk and 1 mile walk start at 9:00 a.m. EDT.  Participants can access Enterprise South Nature Park from Interstate 75 via exit 9, Volkswagen Drive, or from Bonny Oaks Drive via Volkswagen Drive.

The entry fee is $30 for the 5K (run and walk) and $25 for the 1 mile walk, and includes a t-shirt.  Children under 12 are free. If you are not able to join us at Enterprise South for Elizabeth’s Outrun Melanoma 5K Run and Walk, you can participate as a virtual walker/runner for $30; t-shirt included.  To register, visit

Participants can also form a fundraising team to help us make an even bigger impact in our community.   All proceeds of this event benefit the Elizabeth R. Smith Melanoma Program at CHI Memorial Rees Skillern Cancer Institute, which supports the prevention, awareness and research of melanoma, a serious form of skin cancer.

Elizabeth’s Out Run Melanoma 5K Run and Walk is held on Mother’s Day weekend as a special tribute to Elizabeth Smith, who passed away from melanoma on Mother’s Day 2009.

For more information about Elizabeth’s Outrun Melanoma 5k Run & Walk, call the CHI Memorial Foundation at (423) 495-7465.  Sponsorships are available. To learn more about melanoma risk factors, symptoms and treatment, visit