What are people saying about Blonde Runner events?
Here’s what people are saying about the Race For Grief event:
“From one angel mom to another I just wanted to say thank you. I found out about the race for grief from the Utah Share newsletter. I lost my son Dylan on march 15. I guess you could say I was hiding many emotions from everyone around me. This race has given me an excuse to get away everyday and focus on me, and to have time to think about my Dylan. Now I am addicted to running I am so excited to come out next month and run for Dylan. THANK YOU so much for your inspiration.” ~ Katie P., Participant
“This is exactly what the run did for me last year. Harlow was stillborn in April & the race was in June. I only had about 6 weels to train, but it helped me work on me…It gave me a healthy outlet…It gave me something else to focus on…and it was my therapy. ” ~ Jennifer R., participant
“This is a wonderful race …for anyone who has lost a baby or a pregnancy, this race is a great way to honor them. It was such a large part of the healing process for me.” ~ Becca C.
“Hey Lora, I just wanted to thank you for the Race for Grief. I’ve been struggling with whether to run it or not, but decided the cause is worth it. I’ve been asking for stories and names of angel children to carry with me durning the run and I’ve been so inspired by the response I’ve gotten. So many people don’t really grieve those babies and they are loving the opportunity to truly remember them. I feel like those angel babies will carry me to the finish line. I’m making a shirt with all of thier names. Thank you.” ~ Diane O., Particpant
“What an awesome event! So many people don’t realize that there is a real grieving process associated with these posses. There were plans made for these babies. They were expected, loved and anticipated. Each one of ours has a special place in our hearts and memories.” ~ Nicole K.
“It’s nice to be around so many people who understand at the same time. Those 6 miles have come to mean more than any of the other thousands I have run. Lora, thank you again for sharing your story and creating this race!” ~ Becca C., particpant
“Thanks! It was a great day and I loved uniting with others who have suffered similar, painful losses.” ~- Anna P., participant 2012
“Thanks for hosting such a wonderful event!” ~ Ashley G. – participant 2012
“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
“Love the race shirts. Thank you. I’m so glad there is a way for us to include our baby’s name on them. I expect I’ll wear this shirt in a lot of my races.” ~ Gail A. – 2012 participant
“Thanks so much for putting on such an amazing event and thanks to all my friends and family for being apart of it for my babies!” ~ Steph M. – 2012 participant
“Our thanks to everyone who helped with this fabulous event. We found it genuinely moving to be among young parents who were grieving and remembering dear children – it was just where Caring Connections ought to be. Lora Erickson is an inspired person and has generously coordinated this event for the benefit of Caring Connections and SHARE.” ~ Kathie Supiano, Director Caring Connections
Race For Grief on Facebook
Join us June 29, 2013
Note: Join us in 2014 on Memorial Day (Monday May 26, 2014). Save the date.
Coaching available, just contact Coach Lora.
Coach Lora Erickson
aka “Blonde Runner”