Sat, Oct 09

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The Pavilion at Wolf Lake Memorial Park

Race For A Cause

Love, Jessica Inc. is pleased to host our 1st Annual Race For A Cause! October is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month and we hope to do this event every year during the month of October!

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Race For A Cause

Time & Location

Oct 09, 2021, 9:00 AM

The Pavilion at Wolf Lake Memorial Park, 2324 Calumet Ave, Hammond, IN 46320, USA

About the Event

Love, Jessica is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization designed to financially assist families with medical and funeral expenses after a miscarriage or stillbirth. Our mission is to ease the financial burden as well as help start the healing process. 501(c)3 ID: 84-2808415.

Visit our Website, Facebook, or Instagram to learn more about us!

THIS IS NOT JUST A RACE, IT IS AN EVENT, AND HERE IS WHY.......!

  • DJ from 7:30am-12pm to get you ready to run!
  • Swag Bag FULL of items!
  • Dri-Fit race day t-shirt, fillable on the back ("I run for...."). Choose from Pink or Blue.
  • Finishers Medal - you do not want to miss this one!
  • 4 pull tabs on the bottom of your bib & kids bibs, redeemable for different items (food, beverage, sweets, etc.).These items will be worth a minimum of $15.
  • Vendors setup for you to browse around before/after the race.
  • Large grassy area in the middle of the action to prepare & recover!
  • Kids Zone with items to keep the kids entertained! Volunteers watching the kids, so both parents can run!

**Images of T-Shirt, Finishers Medal will be announced soon**

**This race will be professionally timed by Tempo Run & Timing. Results will be available on the website shortly after the finish**

**This is a Sponsored Race from Calumet Region Striders** (Coupon code for Striders)

HOW TO PARTICIPATE FOR FREE:

  • Turn your entry into a fundraiser, share it with family/friends
  • Raise $200 and get refunded the signup amount you paid for the 5k
  • Raise $100 and get refunded the signup amount you paid for the Kids Dash

IN PERSON EVENTS:

  • Saturday, October 9th
  • The Pavilion at Wolf Lake Memorial ParkHammond, Indiana

PACKET PICKUP:

  • Packet pickup will be held at Fleet Feet in Schererville, IN the week of the event. Detailed days/times will be announced closer to the race.Packets will be mailed to virtual participants

SCHEDULE FOR EVENT DAY:

  • 7:30am-8:30am: Race day registration + in-person packet up
  • 8:30am: Welcome Ceremony honoring families who have experienced a pregnancy loss
  • 9:00am: 5k Competitive Run/Walk
  • 10:00am: 1k Kids Dash
  • 10:30am: Prizes awardedDJ & Food Vendors will be setup until 12pm Kids Zone will be setup from 7:30am-12pm (details to be announced)

5k Run/Walk

  • All participants will receive:Swag Bag Finishers medal Dri-Fit race day t-shirtFillable on the back ("I run for....") Prizes awarded to the top Male & Female finisher in each age group:(under 12, 13-18, 29-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+) Prizes for 1st overall male & female finisher Kids are welcome to participate in the 5k if they can handle the distance!

1k Kids Dash (ages 4-12)

This will take place after the 5k is complete, so that parents can cheer on their kids! The course will be 2 loops around the pavilion area and will be lined with volunteers to direct the kids. 1k is approx. 0.62 miles, finished by kids normally in about 4-10 minutes.

  • All participants will receive:Swag bag T-shirt Finishers medal Free unlimited access to the Kids Zone Prizes awarded to the top Male & Female finisher in each age group:(4-6, 7-9, 10-12)

**REGISTER BY SEPTEMBER 10TH TO BE GUARANTEED A SHIRT**

CAN'T MAKE IT IN PERSON?

5k Run/Walk Virtual / 1k Kids Dash Virtual

Complete the 5k or 1k from anywhere, anytime during the month of October! Run, Walk, Bike! Your swag bag, with t-shirt & medal will be mailed to you after you register. Send us a picture or post a picture of you/your family/children after completing the race with your medal on and be entered into a chance to win one of our virtual prizes! Be sure to tag @lovejessicaorg and use #raceforacause #lovejessica.

Sponsorship opportunities available! E-mail Race Director, Jennifer Jara at jennifer@love-jessica.org for more information.

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