As many of you know, this is a very special event for me and my family since this charity race was organized in memory of a daughter I lost. The Race For Grief event will be held on Monday May 26th (Memorial Day) in 2014 and I’ve added a new 5K distance this year. We will still offer the 10K and 2 mile walk. 10K finishers will earn a medal. The 10K and 5K are chip timed and the 2 mile walk is non-competitive. This is the fourth year of the event. In some small way I hope to give back to the running community and provide service for those grieving through this charity event. A portion of the proceeds go to Utah Share and the U of U Nursing: Caring Connections program. Both programs support grieving parents and the race helps provided paid counseling services for those who otherwise could not be able to afford it and are really struggling. I may be adding on another charity this year as well that helps families with great (more info to come). I also want to raise awareness for services that can help people and provide an opportunity to honor loved ones that have passed on. This could be grandparents, children, siblings, friends, fathers/mothers, etc… All participants are encouraged to bring a poster about their loved one to display at the event. Registration is open and can be found on Active.com
Registration link: http://www.active.com/west-bountiful-ut/running/distance-running-races/race-for-grief-2014
The event is held at a family friendly West Bountiful park venue with music and refreshments for participants. It is meant to be positive and uplifting event to honor our loved ones. In loving memory of Samantha. Come join us.
~ Coach Lora Erickson