About D

Cleveland Montessori invites you to join us for our 8th Annual
D’Light Run, Remembering D 5K and 1 Mile Run/Walk.

This event was established in memory of Demetrius Smith, a student and friend, who passed away in 2008 at the age
of 12 after a recurring battle with brain cancer. He was a true inspiration
to everyone who was blessed by having known him. It is our mission to
spread his love and story to others through a scholarship fund in his name at
Cleveland Montessori.

His classmates wrote and published a book, Remembering D, in 2009 to
share his story with the world. The D’Light Run was added in
2010. Proceeds from these two sources are used to provide scholarship
support to students desiring a Montessori education at Cleveland Montessori. To date
almost $8,000 has been awarded to deserving students to assist with tuition

Demetrius had a great love for his school, classmates and teachers. It is our
goal to keep his memory alive and strong in our community through this
run and sale of his book.

Each year we are honored with support from the Cleveland Police Department, business community and Cleveland runners like you who help us keep the scholarship fund growing.

Thank you for your support of this Cleveland 5K – 1 Mile Run/Walk.