MILES THAT MATTER 5K: Love For Leighton

Many people. One mission. COMMUNITY IMPACT! Saturday, June 10, 2017 is the 4th Annual Miles That Matter event held at the Towpath Trail YMCA in Navarre. This unique 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run is focused less on speed and more on positively impacting our community with friends and family to raise awareness of two charitable causes. Unlike most 5K's, this run allows individuals or families to obtain pledges for the two causes. All proceeds from this event will be split evenly between the Leighton Meister family and the YMCA of Western Stark County Annual Campaign Community Outreach project. 

The Y: Community Outreach Impact - The Y is dedicated to giving back, providing support to our community, and impacting the lives of those in need. In addition to sponsoring Leighton, four deserving families with their own personal challenges will receive a one year membership at the YMCA of Western Stark County. One family from each district has been selected by Family Support Specialists at Fairless, Massillon, Perry and Tuslaw.

Leighton’s Battle Against Batten Disease - Leighton is a beautiful, three year old little girl that is battling a rare, terminal disease known as Infantile Batten. Children diagnosed with this disease have a life expectancy of around 3-5 years. The presence of this little girl has brought out the best qualities in those that have had the opportunity to know her. Qualities such as compassion, humility, gentleness, and above all: LOVE.

EVENT DATE:  Saturday, June 10, 2017

LOCATION:  Towpath Trail YMCA  1226 Market St NE, Navarre, Ohio 44662  330-879-0800


Early Registration (until May 26):  No fee to register. Link includes ability to order shirts.

Registration (after May 26):  No fee to register. Link does not allow shirt orders due to ordering deadline to receive in time for event.

Pledge Sheet:  Minimum pledges to be raised = $25 Individual Runner or $50 Per Family. Due on or before event day.

Full Brochure with Pledge Sheet

Shirt Order:  Order deadline is May 26. $10 youth and adult sizes. Order and pay online during registration. Shirt purchases are optional and can be purchased for non-runners. Non-runners that would like to just purchase a shirt should select "0" # Family Members Participating during the registration process. 

Facebook Pages:

Love For Leighton

Towpath Trail YMCA

Massillon Family YMCA

YMCA of Western Stark County