As you participate in this very special memorial run, take a few minutes to remember the young couple who inspired the event.

Kylie Brooke Jobe (20) and Kyle Thornburg (22) were high school sweethearts at Maize High School. Both loved athletics. Both were committed to continuing their education.

Together, they became innocent victims of a drunk driver as they returned home from a ski trip over spring break. They were killed in a tragic accident on I-70 when a 27-year-old man entered the interstate going the wrong direction. He had a blood alcohol level of .23 — almost three times the legal limit.

Three lives were lost that night. This run is to honor Kylie and Kyle, but it is also to remind everyone to make responsible decisions in their lives. Please don’t drink and drive.

The Jobe and Thornburg families


Date: Saturday – 05.06.23

Run/Walk will begin and end at Maize High School (11600 W. 45th St. N., Maize, KS 67101). Parking will be in the Maize High School parking lot. This year all activities will be outside only, which means there will not be a pancake breakfast so carb up before. We will also be changing up the route so that we end at the football stadium.



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Thursday, May 4 from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm or Friday, May 5 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Maize Recreation, 10100 Grady Ave, Maize, KS


Take a photo and post it on the Run2Believe Facebook page or social media using the #Run2Believe2023. 

If you can’t make packet pick-up and you’re local in Wichita, please contact Robin Thornburg to make arrangements.

Run2Believe is 100% organized by volunteers. ALL proceeds help raise awareness about the consequences of drinking and driving and a percentage of proceeds support annual scholarships through the Kyle Thornburg Memorial Fund at the Maize Education Foundation and the Kylie Jobe Endowment at the Oklahoma State University Foundation.