Lauren McCluskey Memorial Walk

lauren mccluskey memorial walk


Annually, the Associated Students of the University of Utah (ASUU) joins with the Lauren McCluskey Foundation in a memorial walk on October 22, the date of Lauren McCluskey's murder. The gathering takes place at the McCarthey Family track on the U campus, where Lauren's track teammates installed a plaque and planted a tree in 2019 as tributes to her.


The 2nd annual event to honor the legacy of Lauren McCluskey is scheduled for October 22, 2021 from 1-4 PM at the McCarthey Track and Field. All proceeds go to the Lauren McCluskey Foundation, which supports campus safety, amateur athletics, and animal welfare.

Refreshments, masks, and hand sanitizer will be provided. Additionally, we ask that people physically distance (6 feet apart).

For questions about the event, please contact Tiffany Chan ( For questions about volunteering, contact Elnaz Tahmassebi (


The Lauren McCluskey Foundation was established in January 2019 by Lauren's parents, Jill and Matt McCluskey. The foundation is a registered nonprofit organization that honors Lauren's legacy as a student-athlete and supports causes she cared about. The foundation focuses on three areas: campus safety research and educational programs, financial support of student and youth track and field athletes, and animal welfare — particularly that of cats, which she loved.