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2023 B.STRONG 5K

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Wear your event shirt, bib and shoe token as you run, walk, hike, bike or swim your 3.1 miles. Identify a favorite route and earn that shoe token. Take pictures and share at or email them to

For participants in the San Diego area come run or walk one of Bernard's favorite routes along the 101 with Team b.strong. Meet any time between 8am-Noon and 4pm-7pm at Glen Park in Cardiff. Also, look out for a special b.strong Cardiff Kook along the way!

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AUGUST 19, 2023

Please join us on Saturday, August 19th for the fourth annual virtual 5k run & walk event to honor Bernard Llave on his birthday. Bernard fought his 8-year battle against leukemia with grace, dignity and an incalculable amount of strength. He, along with his amazing wife Dee, lit the b.strong torch and shared their lives with all of us through each step of his treatment. He inspired us to push ourselves, do new things and positively impact the world. Between the inaugural 2020 5K and the 2022 5k we have raised over $88,000 and had participants from all 50 states and numerous countries. To date the b.strong team has raised over $2 million to support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), led countless people to join the bone marrow registry through Be The Match and provided hope, love and friendship to all who have come into contact. 

We want to celebrate him in a way we think he would have appreciated. So no matter where in the world you are, no matter the path you take, no matter how fast or slow you go find a 5k (3.1 mile) route and join the b.strong family in remembering Bernard. All funds raised will benefit LLS. Please note for registrations after x/xx/23 we cannot accommodate shirt requests and participants will not receive a race packet.

If you would like to make a donation but not participate in the 5k we would still greatly appreciate your support and donations can still be made via the fundraising website. Please feel free to spread the word and let's keep the b.strong flame burning bright. If you have any questions please contact

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