Please join us on Wednesday June 5, 2024 at 6:30pm for the 3rd Annual Mason Forever 5K Fun Run and basket raffle. The Mason FOREVER Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that promotes youth sports and students pursuing a degree in the medical/health/fitness fields. The foundation was established in 2020 in honor of Mason Sawyer Monteleone, a Junior on the Deans List at Florida State University. He was majoring in Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences when he tragically died in a car accident on August 28th, 2020.
Sports, physical health, mental health and education were core to his being. Mason played youth football for the Lewiston Porter Youth Football Club and travel soccer for the Niagara Pioneer Soccer Club. He also participated in soccer, basketball, wrestling and track while in middle school at Lewiston-Porter. He attended Canisius High School where he participated in soccer, rugby and wrestling. He was also a member of the Catholic NY State Champion Canisius High School football team. He enjoyed snowboarding, skiing, and jet skiing.
The Mason FOREVER Foundation was established to support other young people that share the same passions as Mason. We would like to thank everyone that has already donated. Your generous support keeps Mason alive in our hearts and memories by promoting the ideals that embodied him.
This year the foundation will grant several scholarships to like-minded learners who are studying in the medical/health or fitness fields. Past recipients of Mason FOREVER Foundation scholarships include:
- BRENDAN PERREAULT - University at Buffalo 8/28/21
- LUCAS HEFFLER - Syracuse University 8/16/22
For additional information please visit the Mason Forever Foundation website.
- LUCIA SANCHEZ - SUNY Geneseo 8/16/22
- MADELYN FIKE - Seton Hill 8/16/22
- BROOKE PECORELLA - Gannon University 8/16/22
- DESIREE KILLEY - Saginaw Valley State University 8/16/22
- TANEH ANDERSON - Salt Lake City Community College 8/16/22
- NATALIE SHARER - Roberts Wesleyan University 8/16/23
- DAVID PAVAN - St. Bonaventure University 8/16/23
- MEGAN HEATH - SUNY Oneonta 8/16/23
- WILLOW BURT - University of Massachusetts 8/16/23
- COURTNEY GRACE TRUTH - Springfield College 8/16/23
- LAILA HEISS - Northern Michigan University 8/16/23
- AMANDA RAYMOND - Elms College 8/16/23
- DIANE BARAZARTE VIELMA - Nova Southeastern University 8/16/23
Marilyn Toohey Park: The race will start and finish at Marilyn Toohey Park. There will be a water station located at the midpoint of the 5K course and bottled water and light food/snacks will be provided at the finish line after the race. NEW FOR 2024-The 5K course will be USATF certified and official maps will be posted here upon certification.
Race Start Time
6:30pm: 5K RUN/WALK
Marilyn Toohey Park
145 North 4th Street
Lewiston, NY 14092
5K RUN INTERACTIVE COURSE MAP
REGISTRATION & PACKET PICKUP
Online registration will remain open right up until the start of the race or until sold out. All participants who register by 5/28/24 are guaranteed to receive an official Mason Forever 5K shirt in their desired size. We will order a limited quantity of extra shirts after this date in a variety of sizes that will be made available during checkout on a first-come, first-serve basis until they are gone. The 5K Run will start at 6:30pm.
5K Adult Registration (19 and older)$25 through 5/28/24 then $30
5K Student Registration (18 and under)
$20 through race day
If you have a team of ten or more participants, please have your coach reach out to Tracy Monteleone at 716-525-0409 (email@example.com) for discount pricing information and team application forms. There will be prizes (TBD) for the largest team!
Mail-in Registration Option
If you prefer to mail in your registration, please download the race waivers below and mail to the address shown. You must complete and mail BOTH waivers along with your check payable to Mason FOREVER Foundation. Paper applications must be received by 5-30-23.
>Mason FOREVER 5K Application & Waiver (coming soon)
>USATF WAIVER (required)
RACE DAY REGISTRATION & PACKET PICKUP
Race day registration and packet pickup will take place at Marilyn Toohey Park from 5pm until the start of the races at 6:30pm.
AGE GROUPS & AWARDS
Hand crafted trophies will be presented to the 1st place overall male and female finishers in both divisions. Age group medals will be presented to 5K runners at the awards ceremony after the race. Participants can also download custom finisher certificates from the event page and view/share finish line photos following the race!
5K Run Age Group Awards
14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 and older
There will be plenty of free parking available in the Village of Lewiston.
CONTACT / INFORMATION
For additional information on the race or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Tracy Monteleone at 716-525-0409 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jen Hull at (716) 628-5593 (Jhullbraun@yahoo.com).
In the event of foul weather, public safety concerns, or for any other reason deemed necessary by race organizers (ex: state of emergency, shelter-in-place, limit on social gatherings, etc) we want runners to know up front that we reserve the right to reschedule the event date if needed OR convert this to a virtual event. There will be no refunds.
TIMING & FINISH LINE SERVICES
Professional timing and finish line services using industry leading Jaguar Electronic RFID timing will be provided by Race Management Solutions. Results are updated throughout the race in real time and can be accessed at any time after crossing the finish line using any one of the following options:
- FREE ITSYourRace Mobile App
- RMS Race Results Kiosk/Printer
- Scrolling Results TV Monitor
Race participants can also use the ITSYourRace platform to view and share finish line photos with family and friends for free on Facebook. Custom finisher certificates can also be downloaded from the results page at no charge!