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 2021, more than $187,000.00 has been raised and donated to the UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center to aid in their research.

Kick Cancer Flyer 2022March 5, 2022

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


1K Fun Run  - $10.00  (Registered participants will receive a participation medal)

 5K Non-Timed Walk  - $25.00 (Registered participants will receive an event t-shirt, guaranteed if registered by February 14)

5K Timed Run  $35.00 (Top 3 awarded by age group) Registered participants will receive an event t-shirt and race bib/timing chip if registered by February 14. Registration will remain open through March 5 (race t-shirts are not guaranteed after February 14).  

Race route will be in Pickrell Park and on Aero Ave. View the map HERE

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 4, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Schertz Parks & Recreation Office, 10 Commercial Place, Bldg 1. and Saturday, March 5 during the event.   

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

Register HERE on 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. Analyse Miranda

    Events Specialist
    Phone: 210-619-1857

  2. Parks, Recreation & Community Services

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

    Phone: 210-619-1850