The Sam Robb 5K

Sam Robb, a rising athlete in high school was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in 2002 at the age of 15. After countless rounds of chemotherapy and major limb salvage surgery, Sam’s cancer was in remission. Consequently due to the illness, Sam would not be able to play the sports he loved, football and basketball. Sam did not give up his dreams of being an athlete, and he changed his focus to other sports that could accommodate his new physical limitations. Sam advanced to play college baseball for two years. Unexpectedly, the cancer returned, and Sam lost his battle on June 25, 2007.

The 2009 Sam Robb Memorial 5K & Fun Run is a tribute to Sam and his perseverance to be athlete no matter the obstacles. All proceeds from this event will benefit The Sam Robb Fund within CURE Childhood Cancer.

Where: Newtown Park, John’s Creek, Georgia.

When: On November 21, 2009 The 5K will begin at 8:00 am and the one mile fun run begins at 8:45 am.

Course: The 5k is a three-loop course, taking place entirely in Newtown Park. It starts and finishes in the soccer field. The one-mile fun run is one loop around the park.

Registration: Prior to November 12th- $20 for 5k and $5 for fun run After Nov.12 & Race Day – $25 for 5k and $5 for fun run

For more information about this event, please contact Jann Jones at


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