Race For Grief 2013 event information
Thank you for registering for the Race For Grief event to take place this Saturday June 29, 2013 at West Bountiful Park – 550 West Pages Lane (1600 North). We are excited to have you join us. The 10K will start at 7:30 a.m. and the walk will start shortly after. All participants are encouraged to make and bring a poster about your loved one(s) to display at the event.
There will be no Friday night packet pick-up so plan to arrive early to pick up your pre-registration packet race day morning starting at 6:30 a.m. All participants will have a race bib number to wear on the front of their shirt (runners and walkers). No strollers will be allowed on the 10K route, however they will be allowed for the 2 mile walk. Infant and toddlers must stay in the stroller for safety reasons. Also other children walking must be wearing a bib number and be registered for the race.
Safety Concerns: The route will be well marked and staffed with volunteers. It is an easy out-and-back route, however a local triathlon event will be occuring at same time. Please be careful to watch for bicyclists and stay to the side to give them room to pass especially on the narrow Legacy Trail. A map of the 10K race route and directions can be found on the event site www.RaceForGrief.com.
If you have a friend or family member that needs to register; on-line registration will be open until late Thursday night, June 27. Here’s the link: http://beta.active.com/west-bountiful-ut/running/races/race-for-grief-2013.
Registration is also available race day morning and we should have enough shirts for late sign-ups, however there is no guarantee, so on-line registration is encouraged. A portion of the proceeds go to local grief programs.
10K participants can pick up their timing chips race morning. All 10K finishers will be awarded with a Finisher keychain/medal around their necks when they cross the finish line. Sorry, no finisher medals for 2 mile walkers. If you are accidently given one please return it so they can be used for 10K finishers. Awards for age-group divisions (1st – 3rd) and overall placers will be awarded after the event in the main pavilion. We will also be giving away some cool prizes for all participants, so listen for the DJ to announce your name.
Results for the 10K event will be posted as soon as they are available to the event website and our Facebook page. To stay up-to-date with the latest announcements please follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RaceForGrief
Weather & Aide Stations:
The weather reports indicate that it will be sunny and warm, so please wear sunscreen. Two aid stations will be provided on the 10K route with water and Gatorade. Participants will hit the aid stations two times. So you will be provided with four opportunities to get water/electrolyte. Some light refreshments will be provided at the finish. More information visit www.RaceForGrief.com
Honor Your Loved Ones:
Each of our grieving experiences are unique and everyone has a story to tell. We want to know about your loved ones; each participant is encouraged to make and bring a poster about your loved one to display at the event. We will also have a place on the back of the event shirts to write in the name of your loved one that you will be honoring on race day. Unique group shirts are also encouraged. We will also have some great booths and groups to talk to after the event so please feel free to visit each one. We also have some great sponsors that have supported this event to make it better, thank you.
Next year the race will be moved up to Memorial Day May 26, 2014. We hope you will join us every year to honor your loved ones. Thank you for choosing to support the Race For Grief event. We look forward to seeing you Saturday morning. Don’t forget to bring a poster about your loved one to help honor them.
Coach Lora Erickson