Katie Crowell was a dedicated member of our Milton community who gave 100% of herself in service to others. She was an advocate, a runner, a volunteer, a fundraiser, a mom, a wife, a daughter, a sister, and a friend. This amazing woman was diagnosed with stage IV metastatic breast cancer (MBC) in 2015 while 32 weeks pregnant.
Katie has always used her passion for running to help others. Well before her MBC diagnosis, she was on the race team for the American Liver Foundation. It was there she met her husband, Mike. Later, after her diagnosis, Katie turned to her love of running as a way to find some normalcy while also continuing her work with various charities including Dana-Farber, The Joe Andruzzi Foundation, Christmas in the City, and the Glover PTO. In the past 15 years Katie has raised well over $100,000 for her favorite causes.
Armed with the knowledge that her subtype of cancer carried an average lifespan of 2-3 years, Katie persevered and made it her mission to raise awareness of MBC, campaigning fiercely for its patient population and for much-needed funding for MBC research. Katie understood that her longevity was correlated with drug research that came directly out of Dana-Farber. Through her resolve, she raised thousands of dollars to help continue this research, always wanting to pay it forward. Her compassion helped countless women who faced, and will face, similar struggles. Katie’s motto was “Grace + Grit,” qualities she embodied.
Katie’s impact surrounds us all—in her beautiful children, in her advocacy, in the lives of other patients who have gained strength from her, in the innovative research that is currently happening thanks in part to the money that she raised. Her impact and contributions will continue to inspire an untold number of future runners. Please join us in a very special 5k so we may honor Katie and continue raising funds to support cancer charities. Come show us your Grace + GRIT!
*Please register by Sunday, April 22nd to guarantee your T-shirt size.
*Registration closes at midnight on Thursday, May 12th.
*Walkers and strollers welcome. NO bikes or scooters, please.
*Bib and T-shirt pickup will be Friday, May 13th from 5-7 pm at Glover Elementary School (255 Canton Ave). Pickup will also be available from 8:30-9:30 on race day. Friday pickup is strongly encouraged.
*Bibs and T-shirts may be picked up by other registrants or friends/family.
*The race begins at 10 am on Saturday, May 14th. Please arrive at Glover Elementary School (255 Canton Ave) no later than 9:30 am.
*Kids of any age are welcome to run/walk the course. There will be no separate kids route.
*Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers in each category (Men, Women, Kids)
Live out of town? Not a problem, sign up as a virtual runner.
*Your bib and t-shirt will be sent to the address listed on your registration form.
*The deadline for virtual runner registration will be April 30th to allow enough time for shipping.
Not a runner? Want to give more? You can support our fundraising efforts with a donation using the Event Website link above.