The Elephant Run 5K, Emory's Mile and Gianna's Fun Run

Sat July 30, 2022 Directions
It's a race.
It's a day of remembrance.
It's a day you won't forget.

The Elephant Run/Walk 5K

8:30AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT

Emory's Mile

8:15AM EDT - 8:30AM EDT
Open to ages 5+.

Gianna's Fun Run

8:00AM EDT - 8:15AM EDT
Open to ages 7 and under.
Akron University Wayne College, Orrville, Ohio

Forget-Me-Not-Baskets Inc. presents The Elephant Run 5K, 1 Mile Run and Kids' Run.


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 over 50 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 so much more, than just a race. 

The Elephant Run 5K, Emory's Mile, and Gianna's Fun Runs will be hosted at the Wayne College, Orrville, OH 44667.


Every racer will receive a finishers medal!


  • Shirts are included with the 1 Mile, 5K and Virtual Race.  Shirts are optional for the Kid's Race
  • If you would like to personalize your shirt sleeve with a child's name, please select personalized and your shirt size, when choosing your shirt. 
  • You will be prompted to add a name. 
  • If you would like to purchase extra shirts, please register for the race.
    • If you would like to purchase an extra kids' shirt, you can purchase them by registering for Gianna's Fun Run.
Race Day Instructions

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. Packet pick-up will be at the main entrance of Wayne College under the awning. Packet Pick-up 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 8:30-9:00am 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. 

Early Packet Pickup Information

We STRONGLY encourage you to pick up your packet before race day morning, especially if you have multiple people you will be picking up for.

We will host pick-up times MONDAY-THURSDAY of race week at our FMN Office, 127 E. Liberty Street Suite 390 and on Friday, July 29 at Wayne College from 4P - 6P. We highly recommend that large groups/families pick up packets early. If you plan to pick up on one of these days, please complete the EARLY PACKET PICKUP FORM

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, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+
Chip timed
T-shirt and finishers medal for each participant registered by 7/11/21

Emory's Mile Details:

Chip timed
Race shirt and finishers medal for each participant registered by 7/11/21
Awards to top three male and female overall

Gianna's Fun Run Details:

For racers 7 years of age and younger, only. We will host three races for age categories 2-3(and under), 4-5, and 6-7. Each participant will receive an award at the end of their race! Race shirts are NOT included but can be purchased during check out.

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, Race shirts are included for runners registered by 7/05/22 which will be mailed along with a race bib and delivered by race day.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

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 childbirth 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 6500 baskets. We serve over 40 locations 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. 

Learn more about Forget-Me-Not Baskets


Akron University Wayne College, Orrville, Ohio


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