Race Description

The Rex Lee Run for a Cure has been a strong annual tradition at BYU since 1990.  Now in its 23rd year, it includes a 5K, a 10K, and a 1K Fun Run.  It is a race to honor Rex E. Lee, former President of BYU and founding Dean of the J. Reuben Clark Law School, who passed away due to cancer.  

The run is sponsored 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.  Following the race and the medals ceremony, there will be a carnival including inflatables and prizes free to all community members.  ALL PROCEEDS from race registrations go to funding cancer research fellowships at the BYU Simmons Center for Cancer Research.  Sign up today to join BYU's fight against cancer!


Cougs vs Cancer Rex Lee Run Reviews 5 - 4 reviews

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5.0/5
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!

has run 4 times 1/1 found this review helpful.
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.

has run 1 times 1/1 found this review helpful.
5.0/5
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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Response from the Race Director

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

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Name:
Talon Hicken
Email:
sccr_events@byu.edu
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Most Helpful Review
5.0/5
Course: 4.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
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!

Talon H.
Provo, UT Weather
Cougs vs Cancer Rex Lee Run weather history
  • Based on a 5 year average and a race date of April 13th, Provo, UT can expect temperatures between 52℉ and 82℉ with humidity around 33% and precipitation of 0".
    Last year the weather condition was Sunny.
  • Provo, UT current weather
  • Clear 33℉ Clear


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