Thu July 16 - Thu September 10



  • Melissa’s Race to Battle Brain Cancer 2020 is our 5th annual event.  

  • In order to ensure the safety of runners, walkers, volunteers and vendors, Melissa’s Race will be a virtual race held from now thru September 10th which is Melissa's birthday! 

  • A virtual race is a race you can complete anywhere you are, at any time you would like (up until September 10th).  

  • Shirt not guaranteed after August 24th.

  • The Covid-19 virus undoubtedly has had an impact on all of us, reminding us that life is uncertain and fragile. We remember that with brain cancer too.

  • Creative ways to run as a family or small group.

  • We hope you’ll join us for our virtual Melissa’s Race.


The 5th Annual Melissa's Race to Battle Brain Cancer is SO much more than another 5K.

This event is a FUNDRAISER benefiting ADVENT HEALTH CANCER INSTITUTE for brain cancer research. This event is in memory of Melissa Vosburg, a resident of Sanford and teacher at Midway Elementary School, who was lost to brain cancer in 2013. Hosted by Melissa Vosburg, Inc.

Melissa’s Race is known as the race with a heart.  Thank you from the bottom of OUR hearts for helping make this year’s race the biggest and best ever!  

Melissa's Story




Youth Pricing

Registrants aged 14 and under can participate at a discount.

The Youth 5K price is $15. This will be priced automatically based on the age of the participant.

With a paid Adult, Add a CHILD (medal only) for $6. 

Packet Pickup

During registration, you will be asked to select a pickup location and pickup date (Sept 4, 5 or 6). All locations are following COVID protocols - masks, physical distancing and regular cleaning. 

  • Friday, Sept 4 from 10-7 at Front Running Sports, Lake Mary
  • Friday, Sept 4 from 4-7 at Deviant Wolfe Brewing, Sanford
  • Saturday, Sept 5 from 10-5 at Front Running Sports, Lake Mary
  • Saturday, Sept 5 from 2-5 at Deviant Wolfe Brewing, Sanford
  • Sunday, Sept 6 from 2-5 at Deviant Wolfe Brewing, Sanford
  • My Team Captain will pickup for me

If you are out of the area and unable to pickup in person, we can mail your bib, shirt and medal after Sept 10th.

Create or Join a Team

To create a team: Begin registration process and select "Create a Team" when prompted. You can also create your team as a fundraising team by selecting "Yes" when asked.

To join a team, begin registration process and select "Join a Team" when prompted. Choose the team you wish to join from the drop down menu.  

Your team will automatically be setup as a Fundraising team.  As an added incentive, your fundraising will enter you into a drawing for a Team prize.  

Race Contact Info

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