Run for ALS
Continuing Jim Schoemehl’s legacy and fighting against ALS together, supporting local families and the ALS Association.
The Jim Schoemehl 5k Run was created in 2001 by a marketing/DECA student when a Webster Groves High School teacher’s husband, Jim Schoemehl, was diagnosed with ALS in September. The run was named after him and his family in honor of their fight. Unfortunately, Jim lost his battle with ALS, but his legacy lives on in the annual run.
ALS has devastating effects on the victims and their friends and family . The Jim Schoemehl Run exists to help them all through the battle.
Each year, the race has grown gradually to raise more money and awareness for ALS. The run has been integrated into a community event with many families, friends, and even pets participating. The race has persevered through harsh thunderstorms and very hot temperatures. Each year is different from the last because a new group of students organize the run; however, we set the bar higher with each new year. We hope that this year the race continues to grow to exemplary new heights and we know it will be a great success.