Hero's Walk

Event Date: 
October 21, 2017 Cancelled
Frame Park 1240 Frame Park Waukesha, WI 53186

Superheroes don't fly, they walk this October 21st. Now you don't have to own a cape and tights to be a hero in the fight against Melanoma. But it might just be fun to be in "superhero mode" while raising money for melanoma cancer research. In fact we highly encourage it.  

Taking On Melanoma (T.O.M) is dedicated in honor and loving memory of Thomas W. Keel Jr. It was formed by Tom's parents in late 2012 after Tom had lost his courageous two year battle at the young age of 29. Tom's family want to emulate Tom's inner strength and compassion by raising awareness and live saving funds for melanoma cancer research. It is their passion to find a cure so no other parent will not walk down the devastating path of loosing a child to this beast. 

Who it benefits:  

Taking On Melanoma is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation with 100% of all proceeds fund research at UW Carbone Cancer Center. In addition to this walk, Taking On Melanoma has several annual fundraisers, their flagship event being Keel's Casino on the Lake, Betting on a Cure! held at the Golden Mast on Okauchee Lake every third Sunday in July. It's time to believe in your melanoma heroes warriors, survivors and taken. Know that together we will make the difference!

Through September $23.00
October $29.00
Race Day $35.00

Bring the kids - they walk for free.


The course is two laps around the Fox River in Frame Park.  Check out the Course Map


9:00 Packet pickup
10:00 Walk starts

Aid Station: 

There will be one aid station on course.


Everyone who is registered by noon October 6 will be guaranteed a custom UV protected tshirt.  After that, shirts will be available by size until the inventory is gone.  After the race, shirts may be available on a first come first serve basis after the race.   The free kiddo's run does not include a shirt.


You don't have to dress up but why not?


Parking is available at Frame Park and the parking lot at the Schuetze building.


From I-94 Eastbound and Westbound: Take Exit 295 (Waukesha/Sussex/CR F). Go South on County Road F for 1.8 miles. Turn left onto E Moreland Blvd  US-18). Turn right onto White Rock Ave. Take 2nd right onto Baxter St. The Parking lot will be on your right.

Weather / Refund Policy: 

Refunds are not permitted for any reason.

The event will be held unless severe weather occurs. In the event of severe weather, the race director may delay or cancel the event.  If the event is canceled, there will be no refunds.