This year, RMHC of Greater Chattanooga is hosting a 5k Run & Walk for our families and friends!
Join us Saturday, January 18 at 2 p.m. at Camp Jordan for the RUN4KIDS.
Friday, January 17 – packet pick up 4-6pm
Saturday – Registration will open at 1 p.m. Come out and get pumped for the RMHC Run4Kids with DJ Kerry, get your face painted, grab a balloon animal by Excalibur magic. We are kicking off the event around 1:30 p.m. with the costume contest – DON’T FORGET your RMHC spirit gear for a chance to win Splitz Alley bowling & arcade passes!
We will be getting RUN READY with Fit4Mom at 1:45 p.m.
BE RED, WHITE & READY!
Over the years, our House has served thousands of families and seen almost 30 years of tears, laughter, sorrow, joy, love and compassion. We want the Run4Kids to be a celebration of the many RMHC families that have stayed close to their sick children in the hospital.
Gather your RMHC spirit gear! Invite your family and friends to create team spirit in honor or memory of a loved one. Team t-shirts & outfits are a great way to be entered to win a prize and represent a group gathering to help raise funds at the RMHC Run4Kids!
$25 timed 5k | $15 one mile walk
Attendees can expect a fun, family-friendly event with timed and untimed race experiences as well as activities for children of all ages.
**Children 5 yrs & up must pay to participate in the walk or run.
Create a fundraising page:
Help us raise funds for the Run4Kids! This is a great way to help us support RMHC families and spread the word about the run. You can also create and gather donations in honor or memory of a loved one. Setup your personal fundraising page today! Please contact Sarah Griffith for more information.
Prizes for those who KNOCK OUR SOCKS OFF:
There will be awesome prizes for the team & participant(s) that KNOCK OUR SOCKS OFF with the best look!
The top two Teams or Participants to raise the most money will win either a Lake Winnie 2020 Season Pass for 4 OR a 3 Month Family Pass to the YMCA! The Teams and Participants who KNOCKS OUR SOCKS OFF with their team gear (t-shirts &/or outfits) will be in the running for Splitz Alley Family passes! We can’t wait to see your team outfits and creativity in getting dressed up for the RMHC Run4Kids!
RMHC Run4Kids Impact
For the past 40 years the Lawrence family has hosted the Karen Lawrence Run in memory of their daughter, Karen, who battled acute lymphocytic leukemia. It is in Karen’s memory that family, friends and volunteers have given their time, talent and resources to continue supporting those with a story just like hers.
“Before she lost her battle with leukemia, Karen asked us to continue helping sick kids,” shared Phyllis Lawrence, Karen’s mother. “Our family has honored that request for 40 years by both raising funds and volunteering for causes near to her heart and ours. We are excited to continue her legacy with the Run4Kids in Memory of Karen.”
Since the House opened, the Lawrence family has been involved with helping other families after experiencing the need to stay close to their own daughter in the hospital. Now, 30 years later, families just like the Lawrences are continuing to stay close by their sick child with all the comforts of home.
RMHC is excited to be hosting the Run4Kids in memory of Karen and in honor of Isaac Miller, a 10-year-old boy battling Leukemia. In September of 2018, Isaac was diagnosed with leukemia. As he battled cancer, his parents would alternate staying with Isaac and their other boys at the House. The Miller’s spent nearly a month at the house and have had two additional visits since.
“RMHC provided wonderful housing, comfort and meals so our family could be together,” shared Mark Miller, Isaac’s dad.
In late November 2019, the Miller family received news that Isaac’s cancer had returned.
Join us in supporting the Run4Kids, so that RMHC of Greater Chattanooga is able to continue providing a “home away from home” for families just like the Lawrences and Millers.