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
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
MARILYN TUDOR PROJECT
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.
MILES THAT MATTER FOUNDATION
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.
Thank you for supporting THE BORN TO RUN or WALK 5K!