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.

11th Annual Lesley E. Smith 5k

The 11th Annual Lesley E. Smith Memorial 5K is scheduled for August 26th at the UD RecPlex on Evanston Avenue! Check-in will begin at 9:00am and the race at 10:00am. All are welcome to join the fun!

Please register using this link ($15): This 5k helps UD EMS raise money for the Epilepsy Foundation each year in honor of Lesley. If you would like to donate, please follow this link (all donations will go directly to the Epilepsy Foundation): Thank you for your support!

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, please contact Riley McKeown at