2nd Annual Schleicher's Hikers 5K

The 2nd Annual Schleicher's Hikers 5K Walk/Run

 Saturday - October 10, 2020

in Memory of Jim Schleicher

Sponsored by

“Schleicher’s Hikers” and Ravens Roost #74 of Harford County, MD

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James A. Schleicher, Sr.

Last year on October 6, 2019, Jim lost his battle against multiple myeloma – only six days before the “First Annual Schleicher’s Hikers 5K”. Jim was a supporter of the MA &PA Trail Association and often used its bike trail. It was his suggestion for our Ravens Roost to hold a 5K at the Trail to raise funds for the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF). Jim was involved in planning the event, but as his health worsened, our committee ensured his idea would become a reality and we raised nearly $18,000 last year toward myeloma research to honor his memory. The IMF is dedicated to improving the quality of life of myeloma patients while working toward prevention and a cure through their four founding principles: Research, Education, Support, and Advocacy

Jim truly was a valiant warrior in the multiple myeloma war and fought it to the end. He was one of the strongest people around and remained positive throughout the painful ordeal of years of chemotherapy, two stem cell transplants and multiple courses of radiation. Jim will always be remembered as a role model to his family and friends and a shining example of a life well lived. He cherished his wife, family and friends and we intend to make his memory a blessing by raising funds for the IMF.

“The Annual Schleicher’s Hikers 5K” in Jim’s memory will be held every year on the second Saturday in October. We remain committed to raising funds for multiple myeloma research until a cure is found. The Schleicher Family, Ravens Roost #74, the IMF and all Jim’s friends appreciate your help to support this effort.


Run or walk at your own pace to the finish line.

Because of the pandemic, T-shirts will not be provided this year. Per the state of Maryland, masks are required, and everyone is encouraged to follow social distancing guidelines. To learn more, visit, https://coronavirus.maryland.gov
You will receive a Commemorative Medal for completing the 5K. Bottled water, fruit and snacks will be provided.

Location: PA Trail, Bel Air Section Williams Street Entrance, Bel Air, MD 21014 

Registration:  $25 - ONLINE ONLY
Time: Begins at 9AM - 11AM, depending on your pace  

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Just as last year but on a smaller scale because of the pandemic, after the 5K Walk/Run we will gather at The Main Street Tower (29 S. Main Street, in downtown Bel Air, MD) for an After-Party. Dave Reed will entertain us with his guitar, and we have raffles for a Basket of Cheer and a 50/50. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. We will socialize and celebrate completing the 5K and our fundraising efforts. Please follow social distancing guidelines and wear a mask.

We thank you in advance for your support of the Annual Schleicher’s Hikers 5K Fun Run/Walk in memory of Jim Schleicher to benefit the International Myeloma Foundation.

For more information, please contact Joy Schleicher Mays at (410) 236-7346 or by email: joy.mays@comcast.net

For Registration Help or Questions, Contact Ilana Kenville at ikenville@myeloma.org or at (619) 787-8651

If you cannot attend but would like to show your support, you may do so by clicking on the   DONATE button above. Or you can send a check, payable to: 
International Myeloma Foundation 
Attn: Suzanne Battaglia 
12650 Riverside Drive, Suite 206 North Hollywood, CA 91607
Please notate in the Memo/For Line: Schleicher's Hikers


Proceeds to benefit the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF)