Race For Grief

Race For Grief

Memorial Day – May 26, 2014

10K, 5K run & 2 mile walk

 8:00 a.m. 

West Bountiful Park, Utah


A new 5K distance has been added for 2014.  Come join us!The annual Race For Grief 10K run (6.2 miles), 5K (3.1 miles)  and 2 mile walk will be held in Davis County, Utah. Join us for the 4th annual event held at West Bountiful Park.  Great finishers medals!  (for the 10K only)

10K/5K training program (additional fees): 

A 10K/5K training program will be offered for those that would like help with their training.  To learn more message Coach Lora@BlondeRunner.com

Here’s what people are saying about the event: “I just wanted to say ‘thank you’ for putting on this event.  I enjoyed my experience completing my first 10k.  What I really enjoyed is running for the cause.  This event was a great way to gather a group of people together who share a common thread, of pregnancy or infant loss.  I lost my first son seven years ago, running and training to complete this 10K has helped me even now in my healing – including my sense of getting stronger in mind and body.  I not only completed this goal for him, I did it for my other three amazing children as well.  I have marked this event on my calendar for next year!”  ~ Erin R. – 2012 participant Click to read more of what people are saying about the event

A message from Blonde Runner

Many years ago I lost a little baby girl named Samantha. She lived only five hours. Click here to read the complete story.  It was a difficult time for me and my husband. I know the struggles faced with a loss like this and I know how difficult it can be. I wanted to do something to honor her memory and bring community members together to help others through the grieving process (a life-long process I believe). This event is not just limited to those that have lost babies or children; all those that have ever lost someone; a husband, wife, parent, sister or brother, friend, grandparent etc are welcome to attend in the memory of their loved one.  When you have lost someone, you never forget them. This is a day to honor their memory and come together to celebrate their life no matter how long.  The event will also raise funds to support local grieving programs like Caring Connections & Utah SHARE. Come join us or support a friend or family member that has lost someone. This may mean more to them than you know.  All participants are encouraged to make a bring a poster about your loved one to display at the event.  Thank you to all those that attend and support this event.  It means so much to our family.   Sincerely, Coach Lora Erickson “Blonde Runner” In the News: Good Morning Utah TV spot – 2012 event Davis Clipper Article - 2013 event

GET REGISTERED: On-line registration for the 2014 event is now available through active.com.  Participants are encourage to put together and bring a poster in remembrance of their loved one to be displayed at the event (with their name, a picture or whatever you’d like).  Many groups have also make shirts in memory of their loved one to run/walk in.  This race will be capped at 500.

Early Bird Registration (before Dec. 31, 2013):  10K: $30, 5K: $25, 2 mile walk:  $20

10K race fee: $35 (prices go up $5 after May 10, and again after May 17)

5K fee (new for 2014!):  $30 (prices go up $5 after May 10, and again after May 17)

2 mile walk fee: $25 (prices go up after May 10)


10K finishers medals 2013 award medals 2013 RFG AWARDS

All RFG 10K 2014 finishers will receive a a finishers keychain medal!  Refreshments will be provided to the participants after the race.  Awards for 1st, 2nd & 3rd in each division will be given for the 10K and 5K.  Random prizes.  Come join us.  www.RaceForGrief.com


Running for Relief from Grief Article - Standard-Examiner

Race For Grief 2012 video – YouTube

Run Provides Support – Davis Clipper Article 2013


Monday May 26, 2014 – Memorial Day:

6:30 a.m. packet pick-up/check-in, timing-chip pick up & race day registration

7:30 a.m. – group Zumba warm-up

8:00 a.m. – 10 K/5k race start

Immediately after the 2 mile walk will begin

After the race – awards at the park covered pavilion (approx. 9:30/10a.m.)


DIRECTIONS TO THE PARK: West Bountiful Park, 550 West Pages Lane (1600 North), West Bountiful Utah. The park is just west of I-15 From the North (Layton/Ogden) From the South (Salt Lake City) 2013 results VOLUNTEER We could always use a helping hand. If you would like to volunteer to help, please send a message to lora@blonderunner.com and we will put you to work.

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BENEFITING CHARITIES & GRIEF SUPPORT SERVICES: A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the following organizations. University of Utah Caring Connections (grief support group). To register for a grief group call 801-585-9522 or contact Shawna.rees@nurs.utah.edu. Utah SHARE, 801-544-1159 SUPPORT THE EVENT If you’d like to support this cause as a sponsor, please contact  Lora Erickson at lora@blonderunner.com

This event is organized/race directed by Coach Lora Erickson aka Blonde Runner


Thank you to the following sponsors for their support!


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Thank you for the volunteer support of Team Blonde Runner (TBR) and others


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