Join us June 2, 2019 for the

 8th and Final

Payton’s Pace 5k and Family Fun Day



 Bringing Awareness to Childhood Cancer and Giving Back to the Community

Fun Filled Family Event

Bouncy House, Cartoonist, Raffles, Face Painting, Tattoos, Crafts for Kids, Games, Food, Music, Massages, Photo Booth, Be the Match Registration Drive and MORE!


The Payton Elizabeth Watson Memorial Foundation was created to bring awareness to childhood cancer while keeping Payton’s spirit alive.

Payton was diagnosed with Acute Mylogenous Leukemia on October 18, 2006, exactly 1 month before her 10th birthday. Payton passed away on October 19, 2008. Payton was 2 years and 1 day from original diagnosis and less than a month away from her 12th birthday. She was and continues to be a true inspiration. She fought an unbelievable battle and taught us so much in her short time here.

All net proceeds from this race go to the Payton Elizabeth Watson Memorial Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization.

The foundation was created to bring awareness to childhood cancer and to honor and Pay It Forward for Payton. We accomplish this through providing support to educational, athletic and art programs and organizations that made Payton’s journey with Leukemia a little more bearable.

Why we run

About AML

Acute Myelogenous Leukemia
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is cancer that starts inside bone marrow, the soft tissue inside bones that helps form blood cells. The cancer grows from cells that would normally turn into white blood cells. Acute means the disease develops quickly.

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is one of the most common types of leukemia among adults. This type of cancer is rare under age 40. It generally occurs around age 60. 500 Children are diagnosed with AML in the US every year.

What can you do to help?

Register, race, volunteer to man the race course, donate snacks for the participants, donate prizes, all is welcome!