The Miles for Meso WA Memorial 5K Run/Walk will return for its seventh year to beautiful Federal Way, Washington on July 4, 2019. The race is organized in honor of the memory of Dick Dyhrman, a Weyerhaeuser Company Geologist; Bud Hatley, Federal Way School District Athletic Director; Bob Stewart, Federal Way High School Teacher and Coach; and other Washington residents who have died from mesothelioma.
In 2016, race organizers exceeded their fundraising goal while raising awareness for mesothelioma, a deadly cancer caused by asbestos exposure. This year, organizers hope to raise $20,000 from registration fees and donations with all proceeds benefiting the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation. The 5K will guide participants along the BPA trail and through Celebration Park with breathtaking views of Mount Rainier.