Race For Grief
Race For Grief
10K run & 2 mile walk
June 29, 2013
West Bountiful, Utah
The annual Race For Grief 10K run (6.2 miles) and 2 mile walk will be held in Davis County, Utah. Join us for the 3rd annual event held at West Bountiful Park. New finishers medals in 2013! (for the 10K only)
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
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, grandparent) 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 that has lost someone. This may mean more to them than you know. Thank you to all those that attend and support this event. It means so much to our family.
Coach Lora Erickson
In the News:
Here’s a TV spot they did on Good Morning Utah last year about the event. http://health.abc4.com/articles/1288/Race-for-Grief. This year the event will be held on June 29, 2013.
On-line registration is now available through active.com. New finishers medals (for the 10K only) in 2013! 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). There will be a place on the back of the race shirt to write in the name of your loved one. Many groups have also make shirts in memory of their loved one to run/walk in.
This race will be capped at 500.
2 mile walk fee: $25 (prices go up after June 15, 2012)
IN THE NEWS
Running for Relief from Grief Article - Standard-Examiner
Race For Grief 2012 video – YouTube
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Friday June 28, 2013: Packet pick-up TBA
Saturday June 29, 2013: 6:45 a.m. race day registration, check-in
7:30 a.m. 10 K 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
We could always use a helping hand. If you would like to volunteer to help, please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will put you to work.
Utah SHARE, 801-544-1159
SUPPORT THE EVENT
If you’d like to support this cause as a sponsor, please contact Lora Erickson at email@example.com.
Thank you to the following sponsors for their support in 2012!
Mark Neilson, DDS
Intermountain Sports Medicine
Sage Pullman Massage
The Race For Grief 2013 is a sanctioned USATF event