Lylah Grey's Ray of HOPE 5K

Tue June 23, 2020 Any town, MS 38829 US Directions
Lylah Grey’s Ray of Hope Virtual Race

Due to the Coronavirus and restrictions in the area, we have decided to make this race a virtual race. we have changed the date to June 23 (Lylah’s Birthday) to give everyone time to register. 
We appreciate everyone that has signed up and hope you all understand and support our decision. Most of our sponsors are small business owners that have been impacted by the Coronavirus and we thought it would be best for everyone if we change to virtual. It will cut down the cost tremendously, so we won’t have to have sponsors this year. 
We will still give awards for 1st and 2nd in each age group. You can use Map my walk or Strava to map your walk and record your time. Submit that to me to be eligible for that.
We may not can get together but we won’t let a virus stop us from supporting St.Jude. 

We hope everyone is following the guidelines on social distancing and staying healthy.
Thanks again for your support and understanding!
Please contact me with any questions 

Here Are Your Options:

Virtual races happen all the time, and allow you to join the fun without the crowds. You simply run the distance on your own, and report your results - we’ll send you instructions.

You understand that events are expensive, even when cancelled, and you want us to keep your registration fees to help cover our costs. We deeply appreciate your generosity and look forward to seeing you at an event soon.

Anywhere you want to run
Any town, MS US 38829

Giving back to the kids at St. Jude.
This will be our 4th annual 5k in memory of Lylah Grey McGaughy, our brave cancer warrior. Lylah was a patient at St.Jude for 17 months. She was diagnosed with Stage 4 High Risk Neuroblastoma 2 months before her 3rd birthday. She underwent chemo, 2 major surgeries, radiation, more chemo, she had to learn to walk again, she had to take injections after each chemo treatment, more x-rays, CT’s and MRI’s than I can count.She did it all like a little princess warrior. She had some bad days, some very very bad days but when she felt good she was always smiling and always complimenting people. She loved everyone and everyone loved her. Lylah gained her angel wings on September 15, 2015 just 3 months after her 4th birthday. Lylah’s family NEVER received a bill. They we’re given a place to live, a card for food, all of Lylah’s prescriptions and they never had to pay a dime. Just think of how many families go through the same thing. Can you imagine the financial burden that would put on a family. St. Jude take care of everything so you can concentrate on the most important thing there is...your child!  We are doing this race to give back to St.Jude so they can continue doing what they do. If you’d like to see more about Lylah, search for her group on Facebook “Lylah Grey’s Ray of Hope”

This is now a virtual race. You can use map my walk or Strava to record your distance and time. You don’t have to send that in but we are giving awards for 1st and 2nd place place in each age group. Each participant will receive a finishers medal

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