T-Mac’s Run
Inaugural 5K Run/Walk

for Kidney Cancer Awareness Month

Heeling the Sole

March 25, 2023
10:00AM - Start Rain or Shine
Baldwin, NY

Join us for the Tyler McKenzie (T-MAC) Memorial Fund’s inaugural 5k charity race. Proceeds from this event will be used to fund innovative kidney cancer research and cancer patient advocacy.

In 2016, Tyler was diagnosed with a rare form of kidney cancer, translocation renal cell carcinoma. When it progressed to stage 4 in 2020, he was a true warrior, remained in good spirits and fought until the end. He passed away on August 12, 2022, at the tender age of 28.  Before he passed, he wanted to become an advocate for helping other young people navigate a cancer diagnosis, treatment, and care. 

Tyler grew up on Long Island, New York and attended schools in Baldwin and Dix Hills, graduating from Half Hollow Hills High School East in 2011. He attended Syracuse University and graduated in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Communications and Sports Management.  He worked for an investment consultancy and the Brooklyn Nets sports team before embarking on an exciting opportunity at SEO (Sponsors for Educational Opportunity), where he would assist young adults with their personal and professional development. A Jack and Jill alumna (2011) and a brother of the Phi Beta Sigma Inc. Fraternity, Tyler believed in community service.

T-Mac’s Run will provide us the opportunity to come together to celebrate Tyler, raise awareness about cancers affecting our community all while raising funds for a cure to eradicate this disease.

T-Mac’s Run t-shirt for the first 200 registrants!


  • Register by 3/4 to include your name on your bib.
    Price increases to $40 on race day.

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Are you part of an organization or group?

Form a team with your organization or social group of friends and family. You can run/walk and fundraise together as a team.

Show your team spirit, join a team by 3/4 and add your team’s name to your bib.

Would you like to create the first team?


Anyone who donates $100 or more will receive a special donor recognition

The Tyler McKenzie (T-MAC) Memorial Fund (TMMF) raises money for innovative kidney cancer research and patient advocacy. TMMF operates under the philanthropic arm of M2Squared Associates, a local non-profit, formed with the goal of helping youth in the community. Learn more about Tyler’s life and involvement in the community at TYLERMCKENZIEMEMORIALFUND.com.  

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Registration fees are used toward race expenses and cannot be returned once you sign up.


Nor are they transferable from year to year. Once you are signed up, race fees are used for race expenses and cannot be returned.

In consideration of accepting this entry, I understand and agree to be legally bound hereby for myself, my heirs, executors, administrators, successors and waive, release and hold harmless T-Mac's 5K Run/Walk, The Town of Baldwin, elitefeats inc., and any volunteers and all race sponsors and their agents, employees and representatives for any and all injuries, claims, liabilities and causes of action related to my participation in this event. I attest that I am physically fit and have sufficiently trained for the completion of this event and that my condition has been verified by a licensed medical doctor. I further grant permission to any of the foregoing organizations to take and use photographs, video, and recordings or any other record of this event for any purpose whatsoever.

If signed by a parent, the parent agrees to release and hold the above-named organizations and persons harmless of any claims which may be asserted by or on behalf of the entrant as well.



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