Holden’s Hope Forever 5K & 1 Mile Race

Sat May 23, 2020 Lake Charles, LA US 70601 Directions
Events

Virtual Race - 12 and Under - 5K and/or 1 Mile Fun Run

$20 Registration ends May 23, 2020 at 11:59pm CDT

Virtual Race - 13 & Over - 5K and/or 1 Mile Run/Walk

$30 8:30AM CDT Registration ends May 23, 2020 at 11:59pm CDT
Holden's Hope Forever 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run Has Changed To A Virtual Race

Thank you for supporting Holden's Hope Forever 5k Run & 1 Mile Fun Run.

The unprecedented precautions taken by our state to minimize the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic has required us to take a step back and seek alternatives to our original plans.To preserve the health and safety of our supporters, sponsors, staff, volunteers, survivors, and board members we have decided to transition our race to a VIRTUAL RACE.

The virtual race format allows our participants to run wherever you want! Go to the park, run the treadmill, or in your neighborhood. This is also a fun way to get your family out of the house while you exercise social distancing. You must be registered to participate in the Virtual Race.  If you want to register, click on the Sign Up button above and choose the event to register in.

If you have registered for the race, please click on this link to fill out the form once you have done your run/walk for the virtual race.  https://forms.gle/WyJKwcZ1szdG7su19

You will receive an email with more details about this transition and pick-up information for your official race t-shirts. You will have the opportunity to record and upload your run time, share videos/pictures, and compete for our beautiful medals. We will also extend our online registration until April 18th to allow for more runners to participate in this new format.

Thank you to our amazing sponsors and runners! Your understanding and support during this crazy time has been unwavering. These funds are essential to our operations and cancelling this event would have been damaging to our services. Watch our Facebook page and RunSignUp website for more details on our Virtual Race.

We hope you and your families stay safe.

Place
1575 W. Sallier St.
Walnut Grove Development
Lake Charles, LA US 70601
SPONSORSHIP LEVELS PACKET - "BECOME A RACE SPONSOR" PRINT DEADLINE MARCH 13TH
Holden’s Hope Mission: To support families of infants who have long medical stays in the hospital, and families coping with miscarriages, stillbirths or the loss of an infant. Holden’s Hope is a local non-profit organization serving Southwest Louisiana families and Louisiana NICUs. Your donation is tax deductible. Tax ID 47-5296794
Download the packet for more information about becoming a sponsor for this great cause!

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HOLDEN'S HOPE MISSION
To support families of infants who have long medical stays in the hospital and families coping with miscarriages, stillbirths or the loss of an infant in SWLA.  
"A message from Holden's parents, founders of Holden's Hope".
Description

3rd Annual Hope Forever 5K & 1 Mile Race Virtual Run

Presented by Stine Lumber 
 
Date: Saturday, May 23, 2020
Location: Wherever You Want To Run
Event Time: 7:00am-11:00am

Race Schedule
                7:00-8:00am             Registration & packet pick up
                7:30-7:50am             Opening Ceremony & Warm up
                8:00am                     1 Mile Fun Run/Walk Race Starts
                8:30am                     5K Race starts
               10:15am                    Awards Presentation
               11:00am                    Closing Ceremony              
 
If you enjoy a good run for a great cause then sign up to run in the 3rd Annual Holden's Hope Forever Race! All proceeds benefit families in Southwest Louisiana as well as Louisiana NICU units. The mission of Holden's Hope is to support families of infants who have long medical stays in the NICU and families who are coping with miscarriages, stillbirths or the loss of an infant in SWLA. This race is a special one as it's also a memory walk/run for families who have lost an infant or wish to honor the memory of a baby. Form a team as a family or as a business, come as an individual or gather up your friends to race because your efforts will provide financial support for end of life and/or medical expenses as well as emotional support to the families served through Holden's Hope!
 
FUN FOR ALL! There will be fun for the whole family including music, food, fun jumps, face painting and a balloon release ceremony to conclude the event! 
 
New this year -  Fundraising Teams:  Gather up your family and friends to help raise money for such a worthy cause and participate together as a team effort on race day.  You will be able to Become a Fundraiser, create your Fundraising Team and your Run/Walk Team during your registration or by clicking on Donate to the left (to become a Fundraiser) if you're not participating in the race.
 
Post-race ceremony activities: We encourage friends and family to come out and support our angel parents even if you do not plan to walk or run in the race. With the purchase of a $5 event wristband attendees of all ages can enjoy food, drinks and post-race activities. The wristband can be purchased the morning of the event at the registration tent. Help us spread the word about the event before and after the race when you tag us in your posts on Facebook! Use this hashtag so we can see your pictures too! #holdenshopeforever2020  #HHF2020
 
Store Items:  Purchase as a separate item here or during your registration:
 
Additional Race T-shirts ($10 each)

Race Tribute Signs ($20 each)
      i.      We are offering the option to purchase a tribute sign in memory of your baby which will be displayed on race day along the race route. Only one tribute sign will be placed on the race route but you are welcome to purchase more signs to hold or to keep. Upon completion of your purchase, you will be contacted regarding details to design your tribute sign. Deadline to order tribute signs is March 13, 2020.
Event Wristband - $5.00 each
      i.      With the purchase of a $5.00 wristband attendees of all ages can enjoy food, drinks and post-race activities. If you are a registered participant you will NOT need to purchase an additional wristband. Your bib will be your event activities pass.
 
Registration Fees (Early & Late Fees & dates):
*March 13, 2020 is the deadline to be guaranteed a t-shirt with your registration. 
 
PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE APRIL 3rd, 2020
$20 for 12 yr. olds and under for 5K & 1 Mile till 4/3 (They can do both for one price)
$30 for 13 yr. olds and over for the 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run till 4/3 (They can do both for one price)
 
DAY OF EVENT REGISTRATION will be open Saturday, April 4th next to The Great Lawn from 7:00 am until race time at 8:00 am
T-shirts are not guaranteed to late registrations. It will be a First Come First Served basis while supplies last.
$25 for 12 yr. olds and under for 5K & 1 Mile  (They can do both for one price)
$35 for 13 yr. olds and over for the 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run  (They can do both for one price)
 
We have a No Refund policy so please consider your registration a donation.
 
Packet Pickup (Location, Date & Time):
Pre-Race Packet Pickup:  Friday, April 3rd, 2020 from 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm @ Walnut Grove Majestic Hall
Event Day Packet Pickup: 7:00 - 8:00 am
  
Age Groups/Awards: 
The largest team
The best T-shirt design (must enter shirt @ judges table on day of event by 8am)
Top Female/Male in 1 Mile participants,1st/2nd/3rd place for 5K participants by gender (Overall, Overall Master ages 40-49, Overall Grand Master ages 50 & over, Ages 7 & under, Ages 8 -11, Ages 12-14, Ages 15-19, Ages 20-29, Ages 30-39, Ages 40-49, Ages 50-59, Ages 60 & over)
Race Contact Info

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RACE ROUTES

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ANCHOR OF HOPE PRESENTING SPONSOR
HEROES SPONSORS
SITE SPONSOR
CHAMPION SPONSORS
WATER STOP SPONSORS
PATRON ANCHOR PLUS SPONSORS
PATRON SPONSORS
COMMUNITY PARTNERS
ANCHOR OF HOPE TEAMS
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ANCHOR OF HOPE PRESENTING SPONSOR
HEROES SPONSORS
SITE SPONSOR
CHAMPION SPONSORS
WATER STOP SPONSORS
PATRON ANCHOR PLUS SPONSORS
PATRON SPONSORS
COMMUNITY PARTNERS
ANCHOR OF HOPE TEAMS
National Sponsors

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