9th Annual Butterfly 5K

Waynesboro, TN

5k run to support the Butterfly Foundation in Waynesboro, Tennessee.


Ryleigh Meree Stegall was a happy 3 year old with long brown hair and an infectious smile. In June of 2000, her family received the diagnosis—Acute Lymphocyctic Leukemia. The necessary chemotherapy, radiation, and bone marrow transplants that followed robbed Ryleigh of her beautiful hair, but never took her smile or sweet spirit.

In the fall of 2002, Ryleigh was able to begin kindergarten, but by March 2003 a relapse ended her attendance in public school. For the next four years Ryleigh was home-schooled by her Nana (Dean Stegall). Through walks, science class, and special field trips, Ryleigh developed a love of butterflies.

Ryleigh and her family were surrounded by an outpouring of kindness. From the day she was diagnosed until the day she died, the overwhelming show of love, concern, and generosity was monumental. Ryleigh lost her battle on September 14, 2007. The continuous support during her battle inspired the creation of the Butterfly Foundation in October of 2007.

The purpose of the Butterfly Foundation is to distribute financial assistance to families who have children with life-threatening or life-altering illnesses. As of January of 2018 more than $498,000.00 has been provided to more than 225 families in Wayne County and the surrounding areas.

When:  Saturday, June 2, 2018

Where:  Waynesboro City Park, Waynesboro, TN

Race Day Registration:  6:15am - 7:30am

5k Start - 8:00am

Fun Run - Approximately 9:00am

Awards immediately following the Fun Run

5k Awards: Overall Male and Female
Overall Male and Female Masters
Top 3 Male/Female in each age group

Fun Run Awards: Top 3 Male/Female in youth age groups 

First 600 finishers receive a finishers medal

Registration Fees: $18 for pre-registration
$20 race day registration

When & Where

Jun 2, 2018


8:00 AM

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