Events

Miles for Melanoma

What is Miles for Melanoma?

Miles for Melanoma is a nationwide series of events that allows participants to support and raise funds for the MRF by participating in a 5k run/walk alongside fellow melanoma patients, survivors caregivers and supporters. Miles for Melanoma events take place in over 15 cities throughout the United States and in 2018 a total of 8,300 participants raised over $1.1 million dollars!

Miles for Melanoma events are a great way to meet others who – like you – want to find better treatments for melanoma. Funds raised by Miles for Melanoma participants support critical research for treatments, and ultimately a cure for melanoma. By participating in a Miles for Melanoma event, you can help make a real difference in the fight against melanoma!

Why Join the Fight Against Melanoma?

  • Melanoma does not discriminate by age, gender or race. Everyone is at risk.
  • Melanoma is the fastest-growing cancer in the world, especially in people under 35. It is the leading cause of cancer death in women ages 25-30.
  • Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, affecting not just the skin, but can develop anywhere on the body.
  • Today, nearly one million people live with melanoma in the United States
  • This year, more than 192,000 individuals in the United States will be diagnosed with melanoma
  • Nearly 90% of melanoma are thought to be caused by exposure to UV light

How Can You Get Involved?

Please JOIN US for the Miles for Melanoma event near you!  You can also browse through all our upcoming events by visiting our events calendar.
Event Location Date More Info
Miles for Melanoma DC The Yards Park
Washington, DC
May 4, 2019 2020 Dates Coming Soon!
Miles for Melanoma New England Chestnut Hill Reservation
Boston, MA
May 18, 2019 2020 Dates Coming Soon!
Miles for Melanoma Chicago Grant Park
Chicago, IL
June 22, 2019 2020 Dates Coming Soon!
Miles for Melanoma Columbus Creekside Plaza and Park
Gahanna, OH
June 22, 2019 2020 Dates Coming Soon!
Miles for Melanoma Memphis Shelby Farms Park
Memphis, TN
August 3, 2019 2020 Dates Coming Soon!
Miles for Melanoma Cleveland Edgewater Park
Cleveland, OH
August 4, 2019 2020 Dates Coming Soon!
Miles for Melanoma Philadelphia Philadelphia Zoo
Philadelphia, PA
September 7, 2019 2020 Dates Coming Soon!
Miles for Melanoma New York Hudson River Park
New York
September 14, 2019 2020 Dates Coming Soon!
Miles for Melanoma New Jersey Ginty Field
New Jersey
September 15, 2019 2020 Dates Coming Soon!
Miles for Melanoma Twin Cities Lake Phalen
Minneapolis, MN
September 15, 2019 2020 Dates Coming Soon!
Miles for Melanoma Atlanta Piedmont Park
Atlanta, GA
October 5, 2019 2020 Dates Coming Soon!
Miles for Melanoma San Diego DeAnza Cove Park
San Diego, CA
November 2, 2019 Donate Today!
Miles for Melanoma Denver Sloan Lake
Denver, CO
November 2, 2019 Donate Today!
Miles for Melanoma LA Griffith Park
Los Angeles, CA
November 16, 2019 Donate Today!
Miles for Melanoma San Francisco Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA
November 17, 2019 Donate Today!

 

Miles for Melanoma Sponsorship Opportunities are available – contact us to learn more about these or other questions you may have.

Introducing Coolibar Participant Shirts at this Year’s Races!

All event participants receive a limited-edition UPF 50+ long-sleeve shirt from Coolibar – maker of technically elegant sun protection you wear – a $45 value. Coolibar’s mission is to keep everyone safe from sun damage, to protect those who suffer from a sun-related medical condition, and to prevent everyone else from developing one. The Miles for Melanoma exclusive long sleeve t-shirt features Coolibar’s ZnO SUNTECT® fabric, a blend of natural cotton and bamboo. It’s super soft against the skin, lightweight, cool and comfortable with the highest quality of zinc oxide protection – the same ingredient used to block UVA & UVB rays in sunscreens and to treat mild skin irritations and burns. All Coolibar UPF 50+ protection is guaranteed for the life of the garment.