The Monarch Fund


The Les Young Lifelong Voyage Award

The Monarch Event Fund is proud to present its annual 5K Fundraiser, a pivotal event that not only promotes health and cancer recovery but also now celebrates the enduring spirit of Everett “Les” Young of Hutchinson, MN. In tribute to Les’s legacy, we are excited to introduce the “Les Young Signature Award.” This distinguished accolade will be presented to the runner whose age-adjusted finish time demonstrates the highest achievement in lifelong improvement, mirroring Les’s commitment to consistency, learning, and fostering community engagement.

Read more about Les Young and the Voyage Award Here

Give generously and often in memory of Les Young at the Hamline University McCoy Monarch Fund today:

Click here to sign up for the 2024 Monarch Fund 5K Run/Walk!

Announcing the

2024 Monarch Fund 5k Run/Walk!

We are proud to announce the second annual Monarch Fund 5k Run/Walk on Sunday, August 18, 2024!
Join us for a fun morning of running or walking at our new location on Harriet Island along the beautiful Mississippi River and the downtown Saint Paul skyline.

Perfect for the entire family – run or walk the 5K, free Kids Run, and post-event celebration with awards ceremony. Certified 5K course (Certification Code MN 18048RR) and a chip-timed event.

Prize money will be presented to the top three men and women overall ($300, $200, $100). 5-year age division awards.

All race proceeds will go to the Rene and Brian McCoy Cancer Recovery Research Monarch Fund at Hamline University.

This fund is dedicated to, and conceptualized by Rene McCoy. With the help of her family and friends, Rene's dream was made into reality.

We want to share this with today's STEM students, so that they can become the best STEM leaders that they can be.

We welcome you to help us make a difference by your thoughtful contribution!