A message from
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. I know the struggles faced with a loss and how difficult it can be. I wanted to do something to honor her and bring community members together to help others through the grieving process (a life-long journey I believe) so I have organized the Race For Grief event. All those that have ever lost someone; a husband, wife, parent, sister or brother, friend, baby, miscarriage, grandparent etc are welcome to participate 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. The event will also raise funds to support local grieving programs like Caring Connections, The Sharing Place & 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. Thank you for your support.
Coach Lora Erickson
2020 Event Information:
The 2020 event is going VIRTUAL due to coronavirus social distancing requirements. All participants are encouraged to do their run solo or in very small family groups on Memorial Day (Monday May 25, 2020). Bring your camera along to take pictures. All registered participants will be eligible to win prizes. For extra entries, take a picture and post it on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. Be sure and hashtag #RaceForGriefVirtual2020 or #BlondeRunnerEvents and Instagram page @RaceForGriefUtah or Facebook page @RaceForGrief or Twitter @blonderunner for your chance to be featured on those pages. The more pictures you post and tag the more entries you get in the prize drawing. We hope you will join us for this memorable event. Register today!
* There will be no shirts, medals or awards for the event this year. However you can choose the time you run, that distance and even the route. All participants are encouraged to pin a paper on them with the name of your loved one(s) you are honoring while you run.
A Note To Past Participants:
If you have participated in the past, you are encouraged to wear a past race shirt or if your group has made shirts to honor your loved one, use those. Traditionally we have had participants make posters about their loved ones, please feel free to do this and post a picture for all to see on Social Media. Be sure to tag us so we can see it too.