National Day of Remembrance CommUNITY 5K Walk/Run

Sun September 23, 2018 Long Beach, CA US 90803 Directions
5000 E Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA US 90803

The National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims was designated by Congress to honor and remember homicide victims and the devastating impact their tragic deaths had on families, friends, and communities. Numerous groups and communities across the country gather together to pay tribute to victims whose lives were taken, support their surviving family members, share stories and memories and provide comfort to those who lost a loved one.

JHV and JFMC's inaugural NDOR CommUNITY 5K Walk/Run invites families, friends, neighbors, community members and all who want to support survivors of murdered loved ones. Come out and participate in a day promoting peace and unity. Special events following the 5K Walk/Run will honor homicide victims and will include food, music, vendors, a silent auction and more.

All those wanting to participate in the NDOR CommUNITY 5K Walk/Run, must register online as it directly benefits JHV and JFMC, in supporting survivors of murdered loved ones. Children ages 5 and under are FREE to participate and do not need to be registered online.


Thank you in advance for your support, contributions and continuous sharing of our event! We look forward to a wonderful event with all of you!

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National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims - September 25

"So long as we live, they too shall live and love for they are a part of us as we remember them." - Gates of Prayer 

In 2007, Congress designated Sept. 25 as the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims. Robert and Charlotte Hullinger, of Cincinnati, formed Parents of Murdered Children following the 1978 murder of their 19-year-old daughter, Lisa, while she was studying in Germany. The annual day of observance is on the date Lisa was murdered. The annual National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims gives us all the opportunity to remember those lost to homicide, and honor their memories.

The purpose of this event is to focus on the impact of murder on families, and communities, and ways to support and serve survivors.

We strongly believe that there is strength in numbers and this is a great opportunity for business owners, local partners and friends in the community to work together. We kindly ask you contact our Fundraising Chair, Cynthia Bejar at If you are unable to make any sort of contribution, we ask that your share this information and the event with your neighbors, friends and family members! 

In effort to make this inaugural event successful and enjoyable for all, we are requesting your support and any help with sponsorship or donations of sports drinks, water, fruit, sandwiches, food items, gift cards and/or monetary contributions. All donations must be received by Saturday, September 15, 2018. All donations are tax-deductible, as well.

We extend our sincerest gratitude, in advance, for your time and efforts in helping JHV and JFMC make this and future events possible!


Frequently Asked Questions


How long is a 5K?

It is exactly 3.1 miles. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes, if you will be participating. This is not a race or competition, therefore feel free to walk, jog, or run at a pace you feel most comfortable. It will also NOT be timed, but please be advised check-in begins at 11:00AM, the 5K begins promptly at 1:00PM and proceeding speakers will begin at 2:00PM.

Does each person participating in the 5K Walk/Run need to register?

Yes. This is a major fundraiser for Justice for Homicide Victims and Justice for Murdered Children, thus we require all individuals participating to register and pay accordingly, as this event benefits these non-profit organizations with continuing to provide future events and resources to survivors of murdered loved ones. It is also a great way to honor your loved one(s)!

Children 5 and under are FREE to participate and do not need to be registered online.

When does online registration close?

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 10:00PM

After this date, all others wishing to register can do so on the day of the event, Sunday, September 23, 2018 for the day-of price of $35.00 (by cash,check or card), from 11:00AM-12:30PM, during the Check-In/Late Registration time.

Can I register the day of the event?

Yes. Those who would like to participate can register for the day-of price of $35.00 per person. Cash, check and card payments will be accepted until 12:30PM on the day of the event, Sunday, September 23, 2018. A race number or participation ribbon will not be guaranteed, as quantities are limited. Commemorative shirts, if available, can be purchased at another booth. 

Can I purchase additional shirts?

Additional shirts may be on sale during the day of event, in limited quantities, if available.

What can I bring to the 5K Walk/Run?

Please wear your shirts, bring any signs, posters or pictures of your loved one(s) for our NDOR 5K event! Our goal for this event is to also bring awareness to our organizations and to let people know we are survivors!

Wagons, carts, strollers, etc., are permitted to assist the little ones during the 5K. We request that there be no scooters, skates, skateboards or bicycles, of any kind, during the course of the walk/run. This is to ensure the safety of everyone participating in the 5K. Anyone wanting to use their personal bicycle, skates, skateboard or scooter are welcome to do so after all participants have completed the course. Dogs are permitted as the location of the event takes place at Rosie's Dog Beach.

What can I bring to the event?

You are encouraged to bring EZ-Ups, canopies, tables, coolers, chairs, blankets, etc., for the event as it will take place on the beach/sand. 

Food will be sold at the event. You are welcome to bring your own food/drinks with you to the event, as long as it is in compliance with the rules of the beach. (Please check the Long Beach City website for rules/regulations/items permitted at Rosie's Dog Beach).

It is always best to carry cash! Some vendors may have the option to purchase items with a credit card/check.

Will I need to pay for parking?

It is possible you may need to pay up to $10.00 for parking. Plenty of free, street parking is available on Ocean Blvd. FREE PARKING HOURS: Free beachfront parking (in metered spaces only) before 8 a.m. or after 6 p.m. or park on the street for free (observe street sweeping signage on Thurs. and Fri. mornings). Pay stations are located at the entrance and throughout the parking lot. The pay stations accept cards and cash. (It is possible that parking may not be enforced the time of our event. We advise you check on your car regularly, if you choose to not comply with the parking lot fees. JHV nor JFMC are responsible for any citations or violations, prior, during or after the NDOR 5K.

Where is Rosie's Dog Beach located?

The address is 5000 E. Ocean Blvd. At the water, between Roycroft and Granada avenues in the Belmont Shore neighborhood of Long Beach (zip 90803). Enter the beachfront parking lot at Granada Ave. and our NDOR event will be taking place directly adjacent to the restrooms. BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR SIGNAGE OR MURDERED LOVED ONES PHOTOS.

If I would like to donate or volunteer, who do I contact?

Volunteers are always needed for our JHV/JFMC events. Please email and we will  put you in contact with someone as soon as possible! 

Contact Cynthia Bejar, our Fundraising Chair, directly at (626) 617-7801 or by email with any donations you or someone you may know, may have. All donations are tax-deductible and must be received by Saturday, September 15, 2018.


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