Amelia B. Wilson LBL 10K/Half Marathon
October 23-8:00 am - 1:00 pm$30 – $49
The Amelia B. Wilson LBL 10K/Half Marathon will be held Saturday, October 23, 2021.
The LBL Fall Run has taken place in Grand Rivers for over 10 years and has been rename in 2021 to honor the life of Amelia B. Wilson, Grand Rivers resident & friend, that passed away in June of 2021 due to organ transplant complications.
The Amelia B. Wilson Run can be run in-person or virtually and is a fundraising event for the Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates. The run is organized, managed, and coordinated by Durbin Race Management. The event is hosted by the City of Grand Rivers, presented by Grand Rivers Tourism & Chamber.
Amelia Brown Wilson, of Grand Rivers, Kentucky, was diagnosed with liver disease at
age 19. She received a lifesaving liver transplant in 2005 while a student at the University of Kentucky. Amelia and her family are eternally grateful to her liver donor, John Cody Conley,
who was a 13-year-old boy from West Virginia who loved the outdoors and died while riding an all-terrain vehicle.
Amelia was a three-time University of Kentucky graduate. She earned her bachelor’s degree in family and consumer sciences in 2003, her master’s degree in community and
leadership development in 2006, and her doctorate in higher education administration in 2010.
While at UK, Amelia was the university ambassador coordinator, a student senator, a vice president of Delta Gamma sorority, and the 2003 homecoming queen. Amelia was an advocate
for organ donation and started the annual Gift of Life Challenge between UK and the University of Louisville to promote organ donation.
She received the Sullivan Medallion, which is
presented annually to one male and one female graduating student based on “such characteristics of heart, mind, and conduct as evidence a spirit of love for and helpfulness to other men and women.”
She was the 2011 recipient of the University of Kentucky Joseph T. Burch Young Alumni Award and a 2021 recipient of the University of Kentucky’s Distinguished Service
Award. While a student at the University of Kentucky, Amelia met her husband, Allen O. Wilson. Amelia was a field representative for U.S. Congressman James Comer and passed away
on June 25, 2021 following a lengthy battle with post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD), which is a cancer faced only by organ transplant recipients.