Why We Run

Tracy Hoffman was a member of Willamette University's Theta-Delta  Chapter of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity when he was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. He was cured in 1982, but was tragically diagnosed with leukemia shortly after; the disease that quickly took his life. Hoffman was an honors student, an active intramural athlete, an officer of Theta-Delta's executive council, and worked with troubled youth as a volunteer for Marion County. We do this run each year in the memory of an exemplary brother, friend, family member, and community member, and for what his fight represents to thousands of people living with, or affected by blood cancers.

This year, our event will take place on Sunday, April 14th in McCulloch Stadium starting at 11am with a 1 mile fun run and our 5k run/walk at 12pm. Plan to arrive at the stadium by 10am to register and warm up! All participants are welcome regardless of Willamette University affiliation.

Focused on finding cures and supporting families, all proceeds from the event will go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Oregon Chapter. Please donate today to help the patients and families it supports!

How to Register

Feel free to sign up for our 5k run and walk, 1 mile run and walk, or both! Registration form can be found here.

Make use of our Group/Teams feature, and get your friends, family members, and co-workers on board! Create or join a team while you register below!

Registration and participation is FREE, so please consider donating or buying a shirt!


Giving to the Tracy Hoffman Run is more than just a simple donation of time or money, it is an investment in building a brighter future for LLS patients and families in our community. Help us reach our goal of $15,000 and carry out our mission to engage, educate, and entertain our community while raising funds for a cause that is dear to us.

All donations are greatly appreciated and are tax deductible. They'll not only support LLS research but patient services, advocacy, public and professional education, and community services as well.

Order a T-Shirt

Our 2019 t-shirt will be released soon!

Our shirts are printed by Salem's own Print Specialties. As Print Specialties is one of our sponsors, even more of your purchase will go to the cause.

Registration and participation is FREE, so please consider donating or buying a shirt! Pre-order yours today by filling out the form here!


For more information about our event and our cause, visit tracyhoffmanrun.com or contact the coordinator, Tom Farley, at twfarley@willamette.edu.

Please visit our website often and bring friends who would also like to donate!

On behalf of blood cancer patients everywhere, thank you for your support!

For more information about LLS, please visit lls.org


Support our Efforts

Donating for this event will be available from: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 02:54PM to Sunday, June 30, 2019 12:00AM PDT
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Sun Apr 14, 2019 @10:00 AM  PDT

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