Sam’s Fans 5k

When:Sunday, June 10, 2018 | 08:00 am
Where:Wolfe Park

This is our FIFTH Sam’s Fans 5K! This race was one of the very first things we did in memory of Samantha McCarthy. It has continued to be one of our dearest events throughout the years!

Goal Sam’s Fans 5k 2018: $40,000 & 500 participants

Proceeds from the race will go towards our continued goal of promoting and enhancing music and art therapy programs for seriously ill children and their families. Thanks to your support we are able to fund music and art therapists in four Ohio hospitals. We are also looking at expanding! Thank you for signing up!

Please help us by sharing with friends and family and doing your own fundraising on behalf of Sam’s Fans! We look forward to seeing you on June 10, 2018!


We are doing something new this year by allowing you to create a personal fundraiser on a webpage called Crowdrise. You can help us fundraise an extra $10,000 this year through it. Scroll down to learn more!

Here's How It Works

Step 1

Register and customize your personal fundraising page by adding photos, a video and story text abut why you're so passionate about the cause.

Step 2

Email your friends and family telling them about your fundraiser and share your link on social media asking everyone to donate. Be bold, it's for a good cause.

Step 3

Fundraise like crazy to raise as much money as possible. Your personal page collects your fundraising totals together in one place; your overall impact.

Watch these two videos to help you get started on registering and creating your fundraiser for Sam's Fans 5k!


Do I need to create a fundraiser in order to sign up for the race?

No! We love when people create fundraisers, but by all means, sign up for the race only. We need 500 fundraisers and by signing up for the race you are already showing your enormous support.

Can I register on race day?

While it will possible to register on race day, we HIGHLY encourage you to register as soon as possible to help us plan. Please register! And if you end up not being able to come, you would have made a contribution to a great cause!

Do I have to have any training to attend this event?

No. You can walk the 5k and many families do so with little kids! You only need to show up to support.

I heard about something called Isagenix. What is that?

Sam’s Fans is proud to announce Isagenix International and Jill Scottas a sponsor this year.  Isagenix offers superfood nutrition for Athletic Performance (Sport Informed Certified), Weight Wellness, Healthy Aging and Energy.  If you want to shape up for summer then now is the perfect time to schedule your personal wellness call!   YOU can support Sam’s Fans by shopping for your nutritional needs at  Fill out the “Contact Me” info to have a personal call from Jill to get you started and for a special Sam’s Fan discount on qualifying orders!  Make sure to “Sign Up and Save” for 10-25% savings. 

Do you need volunteers?

Yes! Please contact Allie Sabo ( for more information.

Can I create a team?

You can create official teams when you sign up for Crowdrise to fundraise! If you can’t fundraise but would still like to team up with your friends and family, we encourage that as well. Let us know if you decide to do so so we know who is supporting Sam’s Fans!

Will there be parking?

There will be plenty of parking on site!

At what time should I arrive?

Arrive at 7 am for race day registration. If you are already registered just make sure you are there by 7:45!

Sam's Fans 5k 2017

 Over $20,000 raised and 300 runners

Check out the photos below!