Kick Cancer Pep Rally and 5K Run

ThKICK CANCERe Kick Cancer Pep Rally and 5K Run, formerly the Wilenchik Walk for Life, invites the community to come together to rally in support of the many cancer research programs of the UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center (Mays Cancer Center).

In 2009, the City hosted the inaugural 5K event in honor of former Schertz City Councilmember Tony Wilenchik. Tony was diagnosed in 2006 with Stage-4 Leiomyosarcoma, a rare form of cancer. Tony’s determination to face the disease head-on helped the City create a fund-raising event to help research cures for cancer. Since the walk began, more than $193,000 has been raised and donated to the UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center to aid in their research.

Kick Cancer will allow participants to celebrate cancer research, remember family members lost to cancer, and honor those still fighting.

KICK CANCER 2023 Flyer-01March 4, 2023

Join us in Pickrell Park for the 1K and 5K event!


1K Fun Run  - $20.00 

5K Timed Run  $35.00 

Registered participants will receive an event t-shirt, finisher medal, and race bib/timing chip if registered by February 20. Registration will remain open through March 3 (race t-shirts are not guaranteed after February 20).  

Signs of Love - $20.00  Honor a loved one fighting or remember a loved one (available for purchase and personalization on race day)

Race goodie bags will be available Friday, March 3, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Schertz Parks & Recreation Office, 10 Commercial Place, Bldg 1. and Saturday, March 4 during the event.   

Sponsors are welcome. If you are interested in sponsoring the Kick Cancer Pep Rally & Run, click here or please call (210) 619-1850.  

Register HERE .  For more information call (210) 619-1850, or email 

Let’s Kick Cancer Together! 

  1. Parks, Recreation & Community Services

    Physical Address
    10 Commercial Place Bldg. 1
    Schertz, TX 78154

    Phone: : 210-619-1850

  2. Cassandra Paddock

    Recreation Manager
    Phone: 210-619-1856

  3. Sydney Paredes

    Recreation Coordinator
    Phone: (210) 619-1858