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. Through 2019, more than $178,000.00 has been raised and donated to the UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center to aid in their research.

March 5-March 15

Join us this year for the virtual Kick Cancer 1K and 5K! 


KICK CANCER 2021-01Pricing

1k Run  - $10.00 

 5K Run  - $35.00 

Signs of Love - $20.00 

Registered participants will receive a custom race medal, event t-shirt, print-at-home bib, print-at-home certificate, and other goodies if registered by February 15. Registration will remain open through March 15 but goodie bags are not guaranteed. 

Race goodie bags will be available Friday, March 5, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Schertz Parks & Recreation Office, 10 Commercial Place, Bldg 1. and Saturday, March 6, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Pickrell Park Large Pavilion.  

Participants are encouraged to submit a photo of themselves in their event t-shirt and their race results by emailing Parks staff. A QR Code will also be available in the goodie bags to submit your results. Those with the fastest completion time in their age group will receive a prize. A photo of the distance and time must be submitted to qualify.  Submissions will be accepted no later than March 15, 2021.  

Age Groups: 

1K: 13 and under 

5K: 5-12, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+ 

Register online through CivicRec or in person at the Parks & Recreation Office located at 10 Commercial Place, Bldg. 1. For more information call (210) 619-1850, or email Let’s Kick Cancer Together! 

  1. Mary Spence

    Events Manager
    Phone: 210-619-1636

  2. Michelle Yang

    Events Specialist
    Phone: 210-619-1635

  3. Parks, Recreation & Community Services

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

    Phone: 210-619-1850