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Rylee's Run 5K

Friday, May 18  *  7:00 pm  *  Mike Rose Soccer Complex

Rylee’s Run 5K commemorates the life of Rylee Rae Vinson, who was born August 16, 2007 at 32 weeks and passed away eight days later due to complications of premature birth. Rylee’s parents, Jason and Jessica Vinson, pillars of the Greater Memphis Soccer Association, established the RIBS soccer tournament in 2010 to help raise money for the charities that have meant so much to them over the last several years...the March of Dimes, and the LeBonheur Children's Hospital Neuroscience Institute.

To further honor Rylee’s memory and to repay the kindness and invaluable help extended to the Vinson family by these organization, Rylee’s Run 5k, held the Friday before the RIBS tournament, will serve to give back to these worthy causes, in the hope that they will continue to help families in situations similar to Rylee’s and that they may find additional ways to prevent prematurity so that, as the MOD slogan says, “one day, all babies will be born healthy.”

This is a family event, open to runners and walkers of all ages and fitness levels. It will be held on the 5K course inside the beautiful Mike Rose Soccer Complex, with an exciting finish inside the 3,000-seat soccer-specific stadium. More than 400 runners, joggers and walkers made our sixth annual event in 2017 a huge success! We're hoping for another big crowd this year!

Once again, this year's race will be a chip-timed event. Some wonderful post-race food was provided in the form of pasta by Old Venice! And this year, for you adults, we plan to have some ice cold beer for you to "cool down" with after the race! So mark your calendars, and register for the 2018 event on Friday, May 18th!

Rylee's Run 5K Fundraising

If you can't make it to the tournament or the 5K this year, you can still make a donation through PayPal!  Click below to donate.

Mailing Address For RIBS & Rylee's Run 5K:
P.O. Box 38241
Germantown, TN  38183

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(Photos from previous editions of the RIBS Tournament & Rylee's Run 5K are available on our Facebook page.)