In response to the COVID-19 pandemic to exercise caution and consider the safety of all our participants and volunteers, we will be postponing the in-person The Tekau’s Heart 5K Run/ 1K Walk.

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding. We understand these are stressful times and wish to practice safety first and put health front and center. Supporting each other and trying to stay calm, with care in our daily actions can help promote a safe environment for all of us, as we are all united in trying to combat this pandemic and ensure the health and safety of our loved ones.

This event will tentatively be held in 2022 at the Watkins Regional Park in Upper, Marlboro, MD.

Date to be determined.


The Tekau's Heart Memorial Foundation, Inc. is a charitable, non-profit 501(c)3 organization that was founded in memory of our daughter and sister, Tekau Turiya Rasayon.  Tekau passed away suddenly in 2012 of an Anomalous Coronary Artery (ACA), a little known heart condition. She was 17 years old.


Is to raise awareness about heart health and heart conditions, especially ACAs in teens and young adults. In addition to raising awareness about heart health and ACAs; we provide a memorial scholarship in Tekau’s name to a graduating high school senior to assist with their college and university expenses.


  • 2019 Officially Registered as a 501c3,
    Non-Profit Organization


  • Featured in The Baltimore Times

  • Featured on the PGCTV

  • Presented to the Prince George's County High Schools'
    Athletic Directors 

  • 2020 awarded two $650 College Scholarships

  • 2015 RAISED $1,100 College Scholarship

  • 2014 RAISED $1,100 College Scholarship

  • 2015 Held 2nd Fun 5KRun/ Walk

  • 2014 Held 1st Fun 5KRun/ Walk


2022: Date to be determined.
Official 5KRun/1KWalk at Watkins Regional Park Upper Marlboro, MD


June, 2020

Virtual Scholarship Awards Presentation


February 28, 2020

Virginia Black History Month Association's Black Family Health Fair at the Mark Hilton Hotel in Alexandria, VA.


JANUARY 18 & 19th, 2020

NBC4 Health & Fitness EXPO

Washington Convention Center

September 28, 2019, Multicultural Festival & Health Fair at the Mount Rainier Nature Center

June 15, 2019, Juneteenth Celebration at Watkins Regional Park 


May 30, 2015 2nd 5KRun/ Walk

May 31, 2014 1st 5KRun/ Walk


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Prior to receiving our 501(c)3 designation, in 2014 and 2015 we held two community 5K fun walk/runs at Tekau’s school, Surrattsville High School, Prince George’s County, Maryland. With the help of local sponsors and community donors, we raised $1,100 scholarships each year for accepted college candidates.

We will tentatively have our 5KRun/1KWalk in 2022 at Watkins Regional Park in Upper Marlboro, MD to carry on our mission; and to raise funds for a memorial scholarship
in Tekau’s name.


Proceeds go towards the Tekau's Heart Memorial Scholarship, providing support in funding our annual 5KRun/1KWalk, and expanding our mission.




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