Michelle's Hot Peeps Beat CC
Saturday, August 14, 2021Time: 7:30 am CDT
12th and Vance St
Taylor, Texas 76574

Social Distancing and masks are welcomed. We ask that you be respectful of those not in your 'pod' of usual interactions!


We will incorporate this protocol as well: http://fortheloveofgo.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Race-Safe-FTLOG-Protocol.pdf

We will adjust guidelines and protocols based on local, city, county, and state, guidance.  Check back here for updates leading up to the event.


Join us for this regional event benefitting the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation, CCF while bringing awareness to this insidious, silent killer. Cholangiocarcinoma, CC or bile duct cancer, with 20,000 new cases a year and the THIRD leading cause of ALL cancer deaths, is increasing in children and adults 4% per year and no one knows why.  Bile duct cancer, grouped as a “liver cancer”, is often labeled a silent disease because most times the signs and symptoms go unnoticed until the cancer is in the advanced stages.  Even when there are early signs and symptoms, they may be vague and easily attributed to another disease. This race is also in honor of Michelle McDonald who was taken at age 47 by this disease, following a heroic five-month battle with this disease, leaving behind a new husband and 2 kids  to support those battling CC today and tomorrow.

There are hundreds of thousands of rare cancer stories like this every year. From 2012 to 2016, 75% of clinical trials did not include any rare cancers by name. As of 2018, 79% of cancer patients lacking an FDA-approved targeted therapy had a rare cancer.  Due to the CCF funding research, the FIRST targeted cholangiocarcinoma drug was approved by the FDA in 2020 with more in clinical trials. Additional funds raised means more targeted research and with that comes greater opportunity for advancements in treatment options and potentially the silver bullet cure. In order for that to happen, there needs to be funding to back up these programs. 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.

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!).


Please sign up here to VOLUNTEER


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.


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

Packet Pickup and walk up registration at the pavilion on race morning, beginning at 6:30 a.m.

07:30 AM - 5K Run/Walk
08:30 AM - 1K

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

Virtual Participants - 

5K Virtual gets you a shirt, a bib, and the opportunity to upload your time (this is important to some who are tracking running commitments). You must register by the shirt guarantee deadline to receive the shirt size you would like.  Packets will be available for pickup FOLLOWING the race (you will receive an email indicating the address for porch pickup). Packets will be shipped to those who select that option on Monday following the race.  Send your time to fortheloveofgo@gmail.com by 8/14 at 7:00 p.m. and they will load it up for you.

Award Categories

5K Run/Walk
Overall Male/Female
Masters Male/Female (40 +)
Top 3 Male/Female in age groups:
     1-10, 11-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-99
No age group awards
Virtual 5K
No age group awards


Special Divisions

Stroller (with human passenger!) Pusher – first three across the finish line (male or female) will be awarded a special recognition medal!  Participants in this division will still be part of the age group awards.

Additional Info

We are Rain or Shine, Hot or Cold. 
5K is chip start and chip finish.

Runner subs and info changes can be made at the timing tent on race morning.

No refunds, but you may transfer your registration to another person.

Online Registration will close at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday (or 4 days) before the race day in order to allow time to prepare items for packet stuffing! For example, if the race is on the 4th, the online registration will close on the 1st, at 11:59 p.m.!  Walk-up registration is always available, by cash or check, at packet pickup (check times and locations under the Packet Pickup heading).
Contact Info

Race management provided by For the Love of Go, Jennifer Crosby, fortheloveofgo@gmail.com

Sponsorships, contact John M. McDonald, JohnMcDonald@Austin.rr.com, (512) 365-3528