Why We Run

Read inspirational stories of why people run.

Alison Lomax

Alison Lomax

Walking six miles each day on her hospital floor, Allison believes staying active has played a major role in her recovery... giving her power to continue the fight!

Read More

Amber Bell

Amber Bell

Amber Bell is an amazing wife and mother of three beautiful daughters. Since September of 2016 she has gone through 17 rounds of chemo to fight stage IV.

Read More

Amie Searcy

Amie Searcy

I am running for ME:) During my training for the AF Half in 2014, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was crushed that I wouldn't be able to run in the race, but cancer didn't stop me from staying active.

Read More

Ana Call

Ana Call

Running for my friend and co-worker, Janice, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in January 2015.

Read More

Derral Sorensen

Derral Sorensen

Fought a valiant and heroic 3-month fight against stage four pancreatic cancer that had spread throughout his body. This one's for you cousin!

Read More

Elsha Stockseth

Elsha Stockseth

I was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy at age 11. A few years ago I joined up with some friends to be on a Ragnar team. They pushed me through that race and since then I have participated in three marathons and a number of half marathons.

Read More

Hayley Huntsman

Hayley Huntsman

Three years ago, my mom and I signed up to run this half marathon together. Early that summer, she was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer and we didn't end up participating in the race because of her health. This year, I am running for her.

Read More

Jeromy Mendenhall

Jeromy Mendenhall

My son, Ethan Mendenhall, just lost his 5 year battle to Neuroblastoma on 10/28/2014. He ran the 5K last year with his little brother and I.

Read More

Jordan Duncan

Jordan Duncan

Running in honor of my dad, Dean Bullock, who lost his battle with Brain Cancer on May 9, 2014.

Read More

Sally Gerun

Sally Gerun

We are a group of 7 friends who got together in the beginning because our sons who were seniors in High School were friends who played Varsity football for the PG Vikings. Two of us are cancer survivors and one of us is in treatment right now.

Read More

 

Connect with us

The AF Canyon Run Against Cancer is all about running for a cause. Each person runs for their own reason — and we’d love to hear about it! Connect with us and share your experiences using hashtag #afcanyonrun #whywerun.

97th Floor is the Title Sponsor of AF Canyon Run Against Cancer

Race Countdown

[clock1]

We Run Because

Click to see their stories

Cancer Funds

Ethan's Team

The Cause


Sponsors

97th Floor is the Title Sponsor of AF Canyon Run Against Cancer
Intermountain Cancer Services 97th Floor Select Health Health Equity Altra NordicTrack Utah Valley Magazine Kneaders Primary Children's Hospital Patterson Homes Wasatch Running Center MX Technologies Utah Cancer Specialists Bank of American Fork Blendtec Sierra-West Jewelers IM Flash Powerade Scott James Sport Jewelry Massage Envy JDawgs Meadow Gold Swire Coca Cola The Daily Herald Chick-Fil-A American Fork Purple Mattresses Costco Rocky Mountain Power Club Pilates Prodigy Promos Barker Foundation Kidz Shake Jacobsen Hampton Inn Xactware American Flyers Race Pacers Intermountain Foundation Larry H Miller Foundation Intermountain OBGYN Frances Burton Foundation G2G Protein Bar Corelife Eatery Asea