Miles for Missy

Event Date

Sat, Jun 14, 2014


Herkimer, NY

About This Activity

Miles for Missy was created in memory of an amazing teacher, coach, daughter, granddaughter, sister, wife, and friend, Missy Richvalsky Lasowski. As an exceptional three-sport athlete at Mohawk High School and then a two-sport athlete at Elmira College, Missy was a dedicated player who always gave one hundred percent. She was a teacher at Herkimer Elementary School and she coached varsity softball and junior varsity basketball for Herkimer High School. Missy impacted the lives of students and athletes of all ages. She was someone that did not accept "I can't" as an answer and had an amazing understanding of life.

On September 15, 2010, she lost her courageous battle with Breast Cancer at the very young age of 30. Miles for Missy was created and will be held annually to help Missy's legacy live on. I wanted a way for her memory to live on and also wanted people that were never fortunate enough to meet her to be able to know her. I asked around and got several great individuals to help me take on this task and Miles for Missy was created!

The money raised from the event will go to the Missy Lasoswki Memorial Scholarship at Herkimer Elementary School, the Mohawk High School Scholarship in her name and The Mohawk Valley Chapter of the American Cancer Society. With the money raised from our first annual event, Miles for Missy was fortunate enough to be able to present three $4000 checks to the organizations listed above. Let's make the 3rd annual Miles for Missy even more successful!!

Event schedule and times

Free T-shirt guaranteed to all registrants ($5 after June 1st)

Bib Pick Up:

  • Friday, June 13th from 3:00-6:00 PM
  • Race day pick up and registration starts at 7:00 AM

Race Times:

  • Kid's Fun Run Begins at 8:00 AM on the HES Track
  • 5K Run begins at 8:30 AM
  • 5K Walk begins at 8:35 AM


  • Must be parked by 8:15 AM in either HES lot.


  • Ceremony and food/drinks
  • All walkers/runners will be entered into a drawing for various prizes.

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