Sat October 1 - Mon October 31

In Person Empty Stroller 5K

10/09 9:00AM EDT - 1:00PM EDT

Virtual Empty Stroller 5K

10/01 - 10/31 9:00AM EDT - 11:59PM EDT
FirstEnergy Stadium
1900 Centre Ave.
Reading, PA 19601

We invite all loss families and supporters to join us in helping families and honoring babies at our Third Annual Empty Stroller 5K run/walk and event.

This 5K can be completed at our in-person event on October 9th at the FirstEnergy Stadium or anywhere between October 1st and October 31st!

All registration fees, swag sales, and donations will be used to assist families who have lost a baby at any time during pregnancy or during infancy. The Adalyn Rose Foundation assists families with burial and cremation costs, sends customized care packages, and hosts events and support groups for bereaved families. This event is free for children 14 and under. Registration is required, but there will be no fee for children at check out. Children's shirts can be purchased individually at check out.  

Many of us will be running/walking with empty strollers to honor babies and spread awareness of pregnancy and infant loss. However, it is not a requirement of this event.

Whether participating in person or virtually, we encourage loss families and supporters to create a team and invite friends and family members to join! In addition to creating a team, there are also options to create Individual and Team Fundraisers! We had so much fun with this last year and together we were able to exceed our $30,000 fundraising goal. The more funds we raise together, the more families we can help & babies we can honor. 


Our in-person event will begin at 9:00 am and will have live music, activities, and food and beverages available for purchase. We have reserved a block of rooms at the DoubleTree by Hilton Reading for participants that are coming from out of town. The room block will be open until September 23rd. You can call and use code ESK or reserve your room here.


If you are participating virtually, you may want to consider some of these special dates when choosing your 5K date:

October 1st - Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month Begins

October 9th - Our ARF In-Person ES5K

October 15th - International Wave of Light and Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day

October 31st - Final day to participate

Please share your participation on our social media pages. Use the hashtag #ARFemptystroller5k and tag @adalynrosefoundation so we can cheer you on!

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