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To enrich every life we touch. This means that we must all serve, care and share, striving to add something positive to each life we come in contact with, expecting nothing in return.
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Marilyn Tudor
As many of the great people our world has produced, Marilyn Tudor was not defined by the adversity in her life, but rather by how she fought to overcome it.

Marilyn Tudor stood out among her peers. Others were drawn to her smile, enthusiasm, and strong belief in her convictions. It wasn’t difficult for Marilyn to stand up for what she believed to be right. Marilyn was a jersey girl who loved the music of Bruce Springsteen; a jersey boy with a strong belief in his convictions.

Marilyn moved from New Jersey as a young woman but never lost her love of the beach and water. Shortly after, she met her husband Ron, moved to Mason, Ohio and started a family. She treasured the community of Mason. Marilyn kept very busy, being active in her church, the school district, and her job at Cintas. She never complained. Marilyn faced her Meningioma brain tumor in June of 2007 like a prize fighter. She fought long and hard against this tumor which ended her life on October 29, 2010, at the age of 55.

During Marilyn’s battle with brain cancer she fought to achieve three goals; these goals defined who she was and what she stood for. Marilyn was an avid runner that not only ran for fitness, but also as an avenue to give back. She teamed up with fundraising groups to help create change in the community where she lived and worked. She inspired others with her love and devotion for her husband, children & grandchildren, parents, siblings, friends and co-workers. Because of her passion for helping others, Marilyn dedicated her time and energy to running. Through running, she constantly gave back to those in need. Marilyn ran twelve marathons, numerous half marathons, and many 5k’s throughout her short life. She moved everyone who knew her with her love of running.

The message for all who watched her live so bravely and distinguished is Marilyn herself. Come join us and get to know a little bit more about Marilyn, the woman behind ―The Born to Run or Walk 5K Party and Night at the Races‖. What she wanted most…. was for people to get up and move, laugh and love.


Marilyn Tudor was an avid runner who passed
away from a brain tumor in 2010.

Marilyn wanted to create a celebration and experience that people would remember. A way to take the negative and turn it into a positive.

The Marilyn Tudor Project

An initiative that will serve as an avenue to raise money to provide innovative and compassionate care for patients with brain tumors through education, support, knowledge and research as we progress towards a cure.


The Miles That Matter Foundation in conjunction with the friends and family of Marilyn Tudor have come together to provide this race in Marilyn’s memory.

Before she passed away in the fall of 2010, Marilyn shared her vision of this race with Miles That Matter founder Karen Cosgrove. We together, hope we are helping to fulfill those dreams for hers.

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