photo of runners at 5k event

Katie Westbrook 5K Race & Dog Walk

In Memory of Katie

photo of katie westbrookThe Duquesne University School of Law student body dedicates this race in memory of Katie Westbrook, whose dream at age 13 was to become a lawyer. Unfortunately, she was diagnosed with a rare bone cancer, which took her life at age 15, just a few hours before she was to receive an honorary degree from Duquesne University School of Law. 

Although Katie was never able to fulfill her dream of becoming an attorney, we honor her memory and dream to become a Duquesne Lawyer, with all race proceeds benefitting the Public Interest Law Association Fellowships.

If you are interested in becoming a race sponsor or donating a race day prize item, please contact Beth Bauer at

Thank you in advance for your help and support in keeping this race a successful event each year.