Melissa's Race to Battle Brain Cancer

Sat April 23, 2022


Brews for Brains - Food Trucks - Live Music - Brews - Raffle

Both at Fort Mellon Park, Sanford



The 8th 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 $25. This will be priced automatically based on the age of the participant. 

In addition to a great cause - brain cancer research - Melissa's Race is also competitive!  

Top overall male and female, top masters (>40) male and female and top 3 male and female age groups will receive awards. Age groups include 9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+

Only Live participants are eligible for awards.  

Packet Pickup

Three options for your convenience:

  • Thursday, April 21 from 4-8p at Deviant Wolfe Brewing, Sanford

  • Friday, April 22 from 11a-5p at Deviant Wolfe Brewing, Sanford

  • Saturday, April 23 from 6a at Registration Tent, Fort Mellon Park, Sanford

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

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

Super Soft Shirt

Every registered participant is eligible for a custom, super soft unisex t-shirt.  Our 2022 color is Ice Blue! 

Please register by April 10th to guarantee size.  


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