ESP mom Cathy Kesterson walked and ran hundreds of miles pushing a 150-pound wheelchair throughout her weight-loss journey. It was Cathy's dream to push her daughter Kyla in a half marathon. Kyla's life ended too soon, just over a year ago. Now that Kyla is gone, she is pushing Cathy and others in a different way!

For the second year, we will join together in memory of Kyla to encourage each other through running and support Kyla's favorite place on earth: ESP. Kyla would have turned 22 this year so we're challenging our team to run a total of 22 miles over the course of October. Our fundraising goal is $200 per runner, with the ultimate goal being to support ESP's family programs since Kyla's second family was at ESP. On November 1st, the team will gather to finish out the 22 miles as well as celebrate all that we were able to accomplish.

If you'd like to join our team, fill out the following form to complete step 1 of registration. After this form is submitted, you'll be taken to step 2, which is a page to submit your $35 registration fee that includes your official Kick it Up for Kyla t-shirt as well as a medal upon completion of your 22 miles. Then, you'll receive a link for step 3 to complete your registration and create a fundraising page within 2 business days!

Register for Kick it Up for Kyla 2020

Step 1 of registration:

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After filling out the form above, you'll be directed to pay your $35 registration fee. Then, within 2 business days, you'll receive a link to set up your fundraising page. All runners are asked to raise at least $200 to go towards ESP's family programs. The link to create your fundraising page will be sent from our donor platform, Kindful. Please remember, your registration won't be complete until you've made this page. 

If you have questions or concerns, please email!