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Bill Walter III Melanoma Research Fund • RayZ Awareness


April 1, 2017



The Bill Walter III Melanoma Research Fund/RayZ Awareness                                                                                     

is proud to be the final race in the 2016-2017

Daytona Running series


For more information on the Daytona Running Series contact Bob Hamlin @ Bob@DaytonaRunningSeries.com                                                                 



The Bill Walter III Melanoma Research Fund · RayZ Awareness

April 1, 2017

   5K   • 7:30 am

1 Mile • 8:30 am



Birthplace of Speed • Oceanfront Park

      Ormond Beach, FL


Parking at Salty Church, former Bank of America • South side of Granada •  200 E. Granada •


Directions • From I 95, take #268, exit onto SR 40 (Granada Blvd.)  Go east on SR 40 6 miles to A1A & park.


Entry Fees  

          5K •  $25 through 3/25 • $30 after 3/25

Teams: 5K   • $22 through 3/25 • $25 after

1 Mile • $20 through 3/25; $25 after 3/25

Teams: 1 Mile • $20 through 3/25 • $25 after


Register by mail: 

Make checks payable and mail to:

Bill Walter III Melanoma Research Fund

290 Morningside Ave., Daytona Beach, FL 32118


Register online • RunSignUp


Donate online • RunSignUp


Download Race Brochure


Registration & packet pick-up



T.G.I. Friday’s, 24 N. Ocean Shore Blvd. • Ormond

Thursday • 3/30

Friday • 3/31

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm,


Saturday •  Race Morning • April 1, 2017


          Race day registration & packet pickup

will be held at Oceanfront Park beginning at 6:30 am

Race day 5K registration will close at 7:15 am


Team categories

Add a team of 5 members or more, receive entry discount.

Spend a morning with friends, family or co-workers, promote

good health, friendship, camaraderie and the thrill of

supporting and participating together. Name your team.

Please register all team members together.

Teams 5 or more members $22 to 3/26, $28 after


For you medal junkies or those that just like the bling, as a memento of our 20th. year, all race participants will receive an awesome custom medal .


5K Awards

First Male & Female overall, First Male & Female Masters, First Male & Female Grandmasters and the top three male & female finishers in the following age divisions : 10 & under, 11-14, 15-19,  20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69,  70–74, 75-79, 80 & over.  

Medals for 1 Mile Fun Run Participants

T-Shirts Colorful Gender Specific Ultra Poly Cotton • T-shirts are guaranteed to the first 300 pre-registered runners.  Shirts and sizes are not guaranteed day of race. 

Raffle • Standup Paddle Board

The Bill Walter III Melanoma Research Fund is raffling off a Stand Up Paddle Board  designed by Jay Smith, owner of Clever Surfboards.  This awesome SUP board is valued at $1500.00.  Tickets are only $10.00 and available for purchase at the offices of Dr. Douglas Denison, DMD, 2430 S. Atlantic Ave. Suite D., Daytona Beach Shores and Dr. Roger Scott, DDS, 212 Oakridge Blvd, Daytona Beach.  Tickets will also be available for purchase at packet pickup and on race day. We will announce the winner during the awards portion of the RayZ Awareness  5K and Fun Run Event held April 1, 2017.   (You do NOT need to be present to win.)

Post race activities also include bagels, fruit, water, melanoma screening by Ormond Beach Dermatology and Parks Dermatology Center.  Eddie Uzzle will provide music for your listening enjoyment,

In Memory of Bill  

Bill Walter III was a resident of Ormond Beach, a graduate of Spruce  Creek High School, son, husband, father and an athlete who enjoyed many sports.  


In January 1995 Bill was diagnosed with level 5 melanoma. In August, 1998 friends, family and classmates rallied together to bring the first annual Bill Walter III Melanoma 5K to Ormond Beach with Bill and his family there.  Three months later Bill lost his fight with this dreaded disease.  The  battle has continued for 20 years as Bill’s positive spirit lives on in the hearts of those who are trying to help find a cure for melanoma. The 20th and final run, RayZ Awareness, will take place on  the beach at the Granada Beach approach on April 1, 2017.  Walkers and walking groups are welcome.   Donations are gratefully accepted.


The money raised during this event will be used to help fund melanoma research, assist patients in need of financial support and to increase melanoma awareness.         



We would like to invite all participants to recognize those special people who have been touched by melanoma.  Back signs will be provided for you to wear.  Feel free to embellish your sign(s) with photos, poems or special words.


Every hour of every day of the year, someone dies of melanoma. It is the most common form of cancer in the United States. In 2017 it is estimated that there will be 87,110 new cases o f melanoma. About 52,170 in men and 34,940 in women. About 9,730 people are expected to die of melanoma.  .


Melanoma strikes people of all ages, races, all economic levels and both sexes. While melanoma is the most deadly form of skin cancer, it  is also highly preventable and treatable if caught early. Sadly, there is no cure for this aggressive disease. We invite you to join us in our quest for a melanoma cure by making a donation to the Bill Walter III Melanoma Research Fund. You can make a difference. All donations are tax deductible and no amount is too small. Please accept our gratitude.


We invite you to join us in our quest for a melanoma cure by making a donation to the Bill Walter III Melanoma Research Fund.  You can make a difference.  All donations are tax deductible and no amount is too small.  Please accept our gratitude.

Please make checks payable to:  Bill Walter III Melanoma  Research Fund, and mail donations to 290 Morningside Ave.,  Daytona Beach, FL 32118.


May is Melanoma Month