Race Description

ONLINE PRE-REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
Same-day registration does not include a timing chip. Exact change and credit card will be accepted starting at 7:30 AM.

Notice: Opening Ceremonies begin at 8:15 am. The Fun Run will end the ceremonies, and the 10K will begin at 9:00 am sharp. The 5k will follow at 9:20 am. All races begin and end on the BYU Robison Outdoor Track.

The Cougs vs Cancer Rex Lee Run for a Cure has been a strong annual tradition at BYU since 1990.  Now in its 24th year, it includes a 5K, a 10K, and a 1K Fun Run.  It is a race to raise funds for BYU students to do breaking research in the field of cancer, with fellowships focused at the Simmons Center for Cancer Research, and sponsored at top universities around the country. The race honors Rex E. Lee, former President of BYU and founding Dean of the J. Reuben Clark Law School, who passed away due to cancer. 

Purpose

The run is hosted by the Simmons Center for Cancer Research with the help of the BYU Cougars vs Cancer group.  The race provides not only an opportunity to recognize the cancer fighters in our own lives but presents an opportunity to support cancer research in our own community.  100% of ALL PROCEEDS from race registrations go to funding cancer research fellowships through the BYU Simmons Center for Cancer Research.

A Community Event!

Prior to the start of the race, Opening Ceremonies will be held to honor all those--researchers and doctors, patients and families alike--who are battling cancer. Following the 1K Fun Run there will be a Cancer Wellness Carnival including inflatables and prizes free to all community members regardless of participation in the race. This fair will be simultaneous to the races and will continue throughout and after the runners come through the finish line.  Sign up today to join BYU's fight against cancer!

For information on having a booth, advertising to runners and participants, etc. please email sccr_events@byu.edu


Cougs vs Cancer Rex Lee Run Reviews

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Course: 4.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
2017 Race Review
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Jsp

Great run Fun and a good family atmosphere. Be prepared to run a steep incline for the first two miles. The last four are all down hill. Good luck and don't forget the massage and treats after the race.

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We're glad you enjoyed the run, Jonathan! We'd be happy to have you back next year!

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Course: 4.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
2018 Race Review
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Bring your family, stay for the fair!

I've only run the 10K once, but I've volunteered three times, and I loved both! The atmosphere is the best part, with lots of families doing the 1K and 5K, and the fair is the best (free stuff, yay)! I like that there didn't seem to be much traffic between runners and strollers/walkers etc. The coolest part about this race is that it supports BYU students doing cancer research at the Simmons Center, but second to that is how open they are to feedback if you just email them--always improving!

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5.0/5
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
2018 Race Review
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Fun for the whole family, and for a great cause!

My favorite thing about this race is everyone can participate. From the mom pushing a baby in a stroller to the hardcore athlete. Everyone is there to support a loved one who has battled cancer. I hear next year you get to run through campus! How cool is that?! I love seeing the BYU celebrities (basketball team, Coach Rose, BYU Sports Nation). The carnival after is super fun with lots of swag. All to support cancer research and BYU students. Awesome. Go cougs!

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5.0/5
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
2018 Race Review
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Fun run, inspiring cause!

I loved this run! I ran the 10k, and it was a smooth course around Provo. The spirit and atmosphere at the race are contagious, and I'm a big supporter of the cause. 100% of proceeds go to cancer research.

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Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
Fun run, inspiring cause!

I loved this run! I ran the 10k, and it was a smooth course around Provo. The spirit and atmosphere at the race are contagious, and I'm a big supporter of the cause. 100% of proceeds go to cancer research.

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