Don’t Miss Out!

You have until Friday 1/21 at midnight to register for the final ME STRONG 5k to take place on February 5th!

Packet pick up will be held at DeLand Pilates 119 N Woodland Blvd. on Thursday, 2/3 from 2-7 and Friday, 2/4 from 9-5. Same day packet pick up and registration will be at 6:30am in front of the Historic Courthouse steps on Indiana Avenue.

Win a 2000 Corvette!

Thanks to Dr. Anthony Visconti, this is your chance to win a 2000 Corvette! For $20, you could drive away in this beauty. Click below for more details and to enter to win!

A Tribute to Those We Love

This year, a dedicated area along the route will be reserved as “A Tribute to Those We Love”.

This is your unique opportunity to feature your loved one on a yard sign to be displayed along the race route during the 5k and available to you as a keepsake after the race.

Choose a template below to include a photo of your loved one. There are SEVEN options to choose from!

Please send original photos that are from your phone or camera. Please do not resize the photo. Photos must be 300 DPI, and no smaller than an 8×10 for the signage. Social media photos or screenshots will not work.

The cost to participate in “A Tribute to Those We Love” is $50. Payment can be made through Venmo @mestrong1, Paypal (on our website), or check made out to ME STRONG. The check needs to be received by January 29, 2022. Please make check payable to ME STRONG and mail to:

ME STRONG P.O. Box 1353, DeLand FL 32721

Email photos to and with your template selection and name.


Together We Can

ME STRONG supports the friends, family, and individuals battling cancer through the power of friendship.

How to Get Involved

There are three ways to support this year’s event!

Apply for Support

ME STRONG is committed to serving families battling cancer
Our story

The Fabulous Five

January 28, 2012 was the dawn of the inaugural ME STRONG 5K. Nearly 1,000 community members flooded the streets of beautiful Historic DeLand, Florida. The ME STRONG 5k originated with the dream of bringing hope and happiness during a time that is often considered dark and frightening.

Since that wonderful day, ME STRONG has grown into a 501c3 charity with a mission to support friends, families, and community members battling cancer. Each year, the annual 5k raises money to support our community members and their families in the fight against cancer.

Me Strong #10Yearsstronger Deland 5k — 2021

Highlights from Past Races and Events

Check out our gallery to see videos from past races and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see what we’re up to in real time!

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