Our Mission

Our mission is to honor Kellie Thompson Shiley's competitive spirit and love of physical fitness, family, and friends by holding an annual 5k and Family Fun Run on Maryland's beautiful Eastern Shore. 

Kellie Thompson Shiley

Kellie Thompson Shiley was just 31 years old when she unexpectedly passed away after complications from giving birth to her twin daughters in July 2012. She also left behind a loving husband and 2-year-old son. She was a one of a kind person who touched so many lives and continues to inspire many. She was an accomplished scholar-athlete, trusted and hysterical friend, determined and driven co-worker, loving and supportive sister, aunt, and daughter, loyal cousin and niece, and most importantly amazing wife and mother. Her strength, sense of humor, and voice are unforgettable. 

Holding an annual event in her honor that combines so many of her loves is just one way for those who knew her or her story to annually celebrate her life. We hope you will support this mission and event that means so much to so many.

​*​If the KTS5K in-person event is cancelled or converted to a virtual race, due to unforeseen circumstances (COVID, weather, etc.),
any money paid for registration will be donated to the Kellie Thompson Shiley Scholarship Fund at St. Mary's High School.

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