The Lesley E. Smith Memorial 5K

The Lesley E. Smith Memorial 5K

Lesley Smith was a devoted member of University of Dayton EMS for 3 years.  She graduated from UD in May 2007 with dual degrees in Psychology and Spanish. Lesley served as the Personnel Officer for a year, and graciously stepped up to the plate her last semester when the current Personnel Officer resigned.  She also worked hard through the promotion process to become a Crew Chief.  Lesley was a great leader and gave countless hours of her time to UD EMS.  In addition to her selfless acts, Lesley was a great mentor for fellow UD EMS members.  She was a very passionate, and charismatic person who always had a smile on her face.

Lesley passed away on January 30, 2008 due to complications from epilepsy.  She was pursuing a graduate degree at the University of Cincinnati.  Donations from each annual race are given to The Epilepsy Foundation, which is dedicated to the welfare of the almost 3 million people with epilepsy in the U.S.

12th Annual Lesley E. Smith 5k

The 12th Annual Lesley E. Smith Memorial 5K will be held in August. Race details will become available on this page and on our social media accounts as the race date gets closer.

Each year, we appreciate the support of the local businesses who help sponsor this event either by donating money or prizes (i.e. gift cards) for the runners. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, or simply interested in donating, please contact Kenzie Volz at

Thank you for your support!


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