Join us for a run to honor and celebrate the life of Kendra R. Atherton and to raise money for a scholarship fund in her name to benefit college-bound high school seniors who have lost a parent to cancer, and who display the qualities possessed by Kendra. As of today, the k5k: A Run for Kendra has awarded $50,000 in scholarships to high school seniors who have lost a parent to cancer. 

Kendra loved life! An angel here on earth, she was a beautiful mother, sister and friend. Kendra was always active, not only in her children’s life, but her own. Fitness and nutrition were important aspects in her life, and that is why everyone was stunned to find out she had cancer. Kendra was diagnosed in June of 2012 with adenocarcinoma of unknown primary site (ACUPS). Once she heard the news, Kendra started her battle with vengeance. During her treatments, she continued to exercise, eat healthy and be a role model for others. Being a devoted mother and friend, she always tried to be there for everyone, even through her difficult days. Kendra lost her battle on November 24, 2012. In those short five months, Kendra never showed her discomfort or fear and always kept a positive attitude. She is what others strive to be, sick or healthy! The k5k: A Run for Kendra is a way to keep her spirit alive and push others to overcome their own battles.

This run is for Kendra!

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Virginia Beach Oceanfront - 24th St. Park

Run/Walk Begins - 9:00am in the Park

k5k: A Run for Kendra

Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors!!

  • Register by Nov. 10 to guarantee your k5k: A Run for Kendra goody bag and commemorative run shirt.

  • Online registration open through Nov. 17. On-site run day registration begins at 7:45am.

  • Registration fees increase by $5 on Nov. 17.

  • Race Day Packets will be available for pick up Friday, Nov.17 from 3-7pm at Running, Etc., 1940 Laskin Road, Suite 302, Virginia Beach, VA 23454.

  • ​Chip Timing through Mettle Events!

  • Click here for more information on the k5k: A Run for Kendra

"All registered participants who cross the finish line wearing their bib will receive a k5k Fifth Year Anniversary commemorative medal."

Join us for the 5 Year Anniversary ​of the

k5k: A Run for Kendra on ​November 18, 2017

Adult - $40

Student (Ages 13-24) - $30

Child (Age 12 & Under) - $20