Thank You!



It was an incredible day for our 7th Annual 5K! We look forward to seeing you all again next year!


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If you placed in the top three of your age category and did not receive your medal you may contact us at outpacingmelanoma@gmail.com to arrange for pick up.

Upcoming & Recent Events

Ray of Hope Wine Tasting Event

Join Outpacing Melanoma and and ONEHOPE wine at Ray of Hope wine tasting event.

Thursday, June 21st 4:00 - 7:00PM
Avignon Apartment Homes Clubhouse
14245 W. 117th Court
Olathe, KS 66062

Painting It Forward

A paint and sip class at Pinot's Pallette with an extra dose of heart and soul.

Sunday, May 20th 3:00 - 5:00PM
5235 W. 116th Place, Leawood, KS

Sponsor Spotlight




Our Race and Mission would not be possible without help from our sponsors.

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Our Mission

Outpacing Melanoma is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to funding research for and increasing awareness of melanoma by promoting prevention, screening and early detection throughout the Kansas City region. Melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, is an often-neglected disease. Outpacing Melanoma is dedicated to fighting this disease - every step of the way.

Our mission supports the Richard A. Klover Melanoma Fund, which benefits The University of Kansas Cancer Center and our local community.

Dot-to-Dot Kid Trot

Dot-to-Dot Kid Trot

A fun run is designed for kids age 10 and younger who may be too young to complete a 5K.


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A Walk to Remember,
Our Loving Tributes

View tributes that have been shared for lost loved ones.

If you would like to honor the memory of a loved one please contact us at outpacingmelanoma@gmail.com.

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Support Us

Proceeds from the annual Outpacing Melanoma 5K Run/Walk support melanoma research and help fund the Melanoma Survivorship Clinic at The University of Kansas Cancer Center through the Richard A. Klover Melanoma Fund.

Consistent with its mission, Outpacing Melanoma has funded and will continue to support the following efforts:

  • Prevention: In partnership with the Midwest Cancer Alliance and the Kansas Cancer Partnership, Outpacing Melanoma funds Pool Cool, a sun-safety education and training program throughout Kansas.
  • Screening: Outpacing Melanoma sponsors melanoma cancer screenings the first Monday in May and at events across the state.
  • Survivorship: The Melanoma Survivorship Clinic was launched to address the unique challenges melanoma survivors face with ongoing care.
  • Education: Outpacing Melanoma is funding an online program that trains primary care practitioners to better recognize and manage malignant melanoma.
  • Clinical Trials: A National Cancer Institute designated Cancer Center, The University of Kansas Cancer Center offers the latest clinical trials. Outpacing Melanoma is helping support a novel clinical trial in the use of CAR-T cell therapy to treat melanoma.