RMHC Run4Kids in Memory of Karen Lawrence

Join us May 1, 2021 at 2 p.m.!



RMHC of Greater Chattanooga is hosting a 5k Run & Walk for families and friends! Over the years, our House has served thousands of families and seen almost 30 years of tears, laughter, sorrow, joy, love and compassion. Run4Kids is 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!


Registration is open!

Check out our Facebook event page to see if we are offering any promo codes when you register.


Create a fundraising page

You can help 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. Register to be a fundraiser and create a team page today – contact Mary Pike for more information.


Prizes for those who KNOCK OUR SOCKS OFF

Top Runner—YMCA 3 month passes

Top Fundraisers— (1st) Lake Winnie family pass and (2nd) Rock City family pass

Best Costume—(1) Top Golf, Massage Heights coupon and two Texas Roadhouse dinner for two tickets (2) Two Texas Roadhouse dinner for two tickets and Massage Heights coupon

**everyone in a costume will get a special prize!


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.

Join the Run4Kids, so that RMHC of Greater Chattanooga is able to continue providing a “home away from home” for families to stay close to their sick child.