About The Katie Crowell Foundation
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 for the Second Annual Grace + GRIT 5k so we can continue Katie's legacy of supporting cancer patients and their families!
The Katie Crowell Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) charity; EIN #92-2047293. For more information, or to donate directly to the foundation, visit www.katiecrowellfoundation.org
Not a runner, but want to support the Katie Crowell foundation? Visit www.katiecrowellfoundation.org to donate directly or select "Donations Only" as the subevent type below. Any qualifying donations are tax-deductible.
*Early registration with discounted entry fees closes at midnight on Sunday, April 30th. Please register early to guarantee your T-shirt size.
*Pricing will increase on Monday, May 1st.
*Regular registration closes at 4 pm on Friday, May 19th. While we will do our best to accommodate everyone, T-shirt sizes are not guaranteed for registrations after April 30th.
*Race day registration will be available at an increased rate. T-shirt shirt size and availability are not guaranteed for race day registrations.
*Walkers and strollers welcome. NO bikes or scooters, please.
*Bib and T-shirt pickup will be Friday, May 19th, 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 20th. 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. For registrations after May 10th, we cannot guarantee your bib and t-shirt will arrive before race day.