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Forget-Me-Not Baskets, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides comfort and peace to families who have experienced a loss during pregnancy or childbirth. We currently serve 17 area hospitals, OB Offices and/or recovery centers. Forget-Me-Not Baskets uses the elephant as their logo to remind us that, just like elephants, we never forget those we've lost.
The Elephant Run is more than just a race.
The Elephant Run 5K, Emory's Mile, and Gianna's Fun Runs will now be hosted at the Wayne College, Orrville, OH 44667. *Please note the location change from previous years.*
Pre-Race: Packet pickup and day-of registration begin at 7a. Please enter Wayne College at the Smucker Road entrance, as the Crown Hill Road entrance will be closed, and follow parking signs and volunteer directions. Registration and packet pick-up will be at the main entrance of Wayne College under the awning. Registration will close at 7:45a. Strollers are allowed.
During Race: The course will be well marked; please follow all signs, markings, volunteer directions. Spectators need to stay off the course, especially around the start/finish line as this will be a very busy part of the course. The parking lot will be closed from 8:30-9:00a for the safety of our runners.
Post Race: Awards will be held at approximately 9:30a. All vehicles must exit Wayne College at the Smucker Road entrance as the Crown Hill Road entrance will be closed.
We STRONGLY encourage you to pick up your packet before race day morning. We will host pick-up times on Thursday, July 29 at our FMN Office, 127 E. Liberty Street Suite 390 from 12-1P and 5-6P. If you plan to pick up your packet on Thursday, July 29 please complete the Thursday Early Packet Pickup Form. We will host an early packet pickup on Friday, July 30 at Wayne College. We highly recommend that large groups/families pick up packets early.
Gianna's Fun Run 8:00A
Emory's Mile 8:15A
Elephant Run 5K 8:30A
5K Run/Walk Details:
Awards for the top three overall male and female runners
Awards for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd finisher in each age group for Males & Females
Age Groups: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+
T-shirt for each participant registered by 7/11/21
Emory's Mile Details:
Race shirt for each participant registered by 7/11/21
Awards to top three male and female overall
Gianna's Fun Run Details:
For racers under 7 years of age only. We will host three races for age categories 2 and under, 3-4, and 5-6. Each participant will receive an award at the end of their race! Race shirts are NOT included but can be purchased in our store until 7/11/21.
Virtual Race Detail
Our Virtual Race is back! For family and friends who are unable to make it to the race but still want to support the cause, you can still participate by signing up for our Virtual Race. Run/walk your race anytime and report your time to the race director by email, email@example.com. Race shirts are included for runners registered by 7/11/21 which will be mailed along with a race bib and delivered by race day.
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Forget-Me-Not-Baskets, Inc. is a non-profit organization founded in 2007. We provide bereavement baskets to families who have experienced a loss during pregnancy or child birth so that families do not leave the hospital with empty arms. We know that our baskets cannot take away the pain of families grieving a loss, but our hope is to provide support during their difficult time.
Since our start in 2007, we have donated over 3000 baskets and over 200 since January 2019. We serve 8 local hospitals including Wooster Community Hospital, Ashland's Samaritan Hospital, Pomerene Hospital in Millersburg, Aultman Hospital in Canton & Orrville, Ohio Health Mansfield and Summa Health Akron & Barberton. Our baskets include items such as: our elephant, comfort books for siblings, parents and grandparents, seeds of remembrance, ornaments, footprint kits and more.
All of our basket items can be purchased through our Store.
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