Kayla Hilliard is the inspiration for this event. She is a beautiful 11 year old girl who experienced life threatening difficulties during birth that caused her to have to be resuscitated after losing 90 percent of her blood. This caused permanent brain damage which left her with Spastic Quadriplegia Cerebral Palsy. Kayla is fully dependent on her loving mother, Charyse Smith. Kayla is unable to do so many things so many of us take for granted every day, and endures great physical complications every day that lead to pain, and serious surgeries. However, you would never know it with one look at her face. She is the happiest person you’ll meet, who always has a huge smile on her face and is so generous and caring to everyone she knows. She truly impacts the lives of every person who has the pleasure of meeting her. She also loves running! She runs competitively as a Duo Team, being pushed by her mom, Charyse. What better to put on, for her, than a race where everyone can participate and be included, no matter what their abilities are?