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Sat, Jun 01



Butterfly 5K Race

Butterfly 5K Race
Butterfly 5K Race

Time & Location

Jun 01, 2024, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Waynesboro, Waynesboro, TN 38485, USA

About the event

Ryleigh Meree Stegall was born on November 20, 1996.  During the summer prior to her fourth birthday, her parents, Steven and Michelle Stegall, received the news that Ryleigh had Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia. She endured chemotherapy, radiation and bone marrow transplants.

She was able to begin kindergarten in 2002, but by the following March a relapse occurred. For the next four years Ryleigh was home-schooled by her Nana and Papa Billy (Dean and Billy Stegall). During their many walks and special field trips, Ryleigh developed a love of butterflies. Ryleigh died on Septermber 14, 2007. Her parents and her siblings, Keerstin and Chandler, were heartbrokent.  From the day she was diagnosed, the overwhelming show of love, concern, and generosity surrounded the Stegall Family. The continuous support during her battle inspired the creation of the Butterfly Foundation in October of 2007.  The first event was held in Waynesboro on November 20, 2007. The purpose of the Butterfly Foundation is to distribute financial assistance to families who have children with life-threatening or life-altering illnesses. As of December 31, 2023  $1,229,150.00 has been provided to more than 400 children and their families in Wayne County and the surrounding areas.

Best Overall Male $100 Cash

Best Overall Female $100 Cash

1st 600 Runners to Cross Finish Line will Receive a Finishers Medal T-Shirts For All Paid Entrants

Pre-registered Runners will be Guaranteed the Right Size Shirt in a Choice of

Cotton Blend or Moisture Wicking!!!

If Shirts Run Out On Race Day

You may Pick up Shirts 2 Wks After Race


1st, 2nd & 3rd Place Trophies Will Be Awarded To The Following

Male & Female Age Groups In 5K:

0- 5, 6-9, 10-14, 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, 80-84, 85 & Over

Best Overall, Masters, & Grand Masters Overall

Wheel Chair-1st Male, 1st Female


12 yrs & under


Age Group Awards: 1st, 2nd & 3rd each

age category, Male & Female

0-5, 6-8, 9-10, 11-12

REGISTRATION & ENTRY FEE $18.00: Pre-register by May 17th

$25.00: Day of Race

Race Day Registration: 6:15 am-7:30 am


Mail Entry Forms & Checks To:

Jim Beavers

P.O. Box 64, Waynesboro, TN 38485



Jim Beavers: 931-722-3658 Cell: 931-722-0661

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