Sophie's Angel Run

Sun September 25, 2022 Cincinnati, OH 45248 US Directions
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Additional race information can be found at http://TheAngelRun.org.

Place
5924 Bridgetown Road
Cincinnati, OH US 45248
Description

Sophie’s Angel Run has been a staple of the West Side of Cincinnati since 2008.  The 5K Run/Walk takes place in Bridgetown, OH and annually attracts thousands of families, friends and runners. 

The Meinhardt Family originally started the event in 2007 after losing their daughter Sophie to a rare and aggressive brain tumor.  The community rallied behind them  in order to honor Sophie and raise money for medical research and educational scholarships.  In 2021 the campaign was able to raise over $85,000 which benefitted Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and $5,000 in scholarships to students of several local catholic schools.  

“Immediately after Sophie died it was so important for us to not only let everyone know what happened but to also celebrate her life. Anyone that knew Sophie knew she was full of life. Sophie never stopped moving during her 18 months on earth. One of her favorite things to do was to ride in the double jogging stroller with her big sister Mia while their Daddy ran. Sophie was a happy little girl who was loved every minute of every day”.  Mark and Missy Meinhardt, Parents

In 2022 the event has been renamed “The Angel Run” and event coordination turned over to the families of The Cure Starts Now. The Meinhardt family is still be involved and want to ensure the event can continue for years to come as it provides so much value to the community and the beneficiaries.   

“Our family is connected with the Meinhardt family in our collective desire to help the next family effected by cancer.  Helping to carry The Angel Run on is just one of those ways.  I think our angels will be watching over our efforts and cheering us on”.  Brooke Desserich, Co-Founder, The Cure Starts Now.

 

 We will host packet pickup at the St. Judes Oktoberfest Festival
Saturday from 3:30-9pm and on Sunday after church services conclude from 11am until just before the race at 1pm.

Sophie’s Angel Run will start and finish at St. Jude Church in Bridgetown, OH
During St. Jude Apostle Church Oktoberfest
St. Jude Church is located on Bridgetown Road between Glenway Avenue.
The address is:
5924 Bridgetown Road
Cincinnati, OH 45248,

 

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