Saturday, August 10, 20247:30 am CDT
12th and Vance St
Taylor, Texas 76574

Join us for this regional event benefitting the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation, CCF while bringing awareness to this insidious, silent killer.

Cholangiocarcinoma, CC, a highly lethal cancer with poor prognosis, arises from the bile ducts in the liver. It is often diagnosed at advanced stages when treatment is only minimally effective, emphasizing the imminent need for novel therapies. There are no effective strategies for prevention, early diagnosis or long-term treatment, indicating a significant unmet medical need.

100% of the net proceeds from our event will help The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation, CCF, the leading global CC nonprofit, to fund research to find a cure and improve the quality of life for CC patients. This race is also in honor of Michelle McDonald who was taken at age 47 following a five-month battle with this disease. 

There is hope and, in the 7 years of Hot Peeps, tremendous progress HAS been achieved:

  • In 2023 Hot Peeps generated proceeds to send 20-22 cholangiocarcinoma patients to the 2024 annual conference
  • Since inception, Hot Peeps has generated proceeds to fully fund a full year research grant
  • FDA approval of the first three (3) new drugs to treat cholangiocarcinoma the last 2 years
  • the Foundation has awarded 39 research fellowships totaling $2,050,000 in seed funding to investigators to raise awareness and inspire innovative, high-quality research.

Each and every donor plays a role in buying more time, more treatment options, and within the next 10 years…. finding a cure.

Can’t wait to see you at the family-friendly event hosted by Michelle’s family and friends in Taylor, Texas. Let’s get individuals, families, and friends all out to the starting line on race day for a great time celebrating life and family. Kona Ice will provide free snow cones and the MC Music Machine will provide music and entertainment!

Michelle called us all "peeps". It's Texas! It's August!. We know it will be HOT! As Michelle said, "Train Hard or Go Home" so let's get 'er done! We look forward to the challenge and celebration with you!  This is a chip-timed 5k Fun Run/Walk and Kids’ Dash (Kids' of all ages!).



Packet pickup and race start/end will be located at the covered pavilion in the heart of Murphy Park, 1600 Veteran's Dr., Taylor, TX 76574.,-97.4173465,16.06z

Murphy Park is easily located from US Hwy 79 (coming from Round Rock/Austin) or US Hwy 95 (coming from Georgetown).

Parking available at the American Legion lot and the lots on the east and south side of the football field.  

PLEASE enter on Davis Street. All other access points will be barricaded until the race ends.  PLEASE drive through the south parking lot of the football field and park on the east side of the football field, by the American Legion (white house in the middle of the large parking lot.   There will be a parking attendant to direct you.

Race Day Schedule


07:30 AM - 5K Run/Walk
09:00 AM - Kids K

Entry Fees

$25 In Person 5K Adults (19 and over 5K) in-person
$15 In Person 5K Students (18 and under, 5K – discount is calculated during last step of registration)
$15 In Person 1K or Sleepwalker (I just want a shirt) (Note: Sleepwalker registration closes 8/1)

$23 for members of 4 person teams (discount calculates when 4th person registers) NOTE: if any of the team members are added to the team manually, the discount will not calculate.  The $2 will be a donation to the fight against CC!


$20 Virtual 5K

Shirt guarantee deadline is 8/1


Award Categories

5K Run/Walk

Top 3 Male/Female in age groups:
     1-10, 11-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-99


Kids K

Top 3 Male/Female overall.


Virtual 5K

No age group awards


Contact Info

John M. McDonald,, (512) 569-6247