Cosmo at Starting Line


The Rex Lee Run Against Cancer is a strong annual tradition at BYU. The run was originally organized in 1996 in honor of BYU President Rex E. Lee who passed away that year as a result of cancer. Now in its 20th year, the run continues to be put on by the BYU Cancer Awareness Group, a student club of those who are interested in raising public awareness about cancer, assisting those who are dealing with this illness, and seeking cures for this disease by raising money for cancer research. All proceeds go to fund cancer research fellowships at the BYU Cancer Research Center.



Help us raise funds for cancer research at BYU by participating in the race and by considering making an additional donation.  Please visit this website ( for more information about the run.

If you are a part of a business or corporation that would like to sponsor the race or donate prizes or other services, please contact us at

Since it’s beginning in 1996, more than 27,000 runners have participated in the annual Rex Lee Run making it by far the largest of its kind held at BYU.