Love, Jessica Inc. ‘Race For A Cause’ 5k Run/Walk

October 15th, 2022 Hammond, IN 46320 US Directions
Taking steps for those who never did. Honoring all babies lost too soon from miscarriage and stillbirth.
Events

5k Run/Walk

10/15 9:00AM CDT

1k Kids Dash (ages 4-12)

10/15 10:30AM CDT
Open to ages 1 - 12.
Can be completed anytime during the month of October.

5k - Virtual

Can be completed anytime during the month of October.

1k Kids Dash - Virtual

Open to ages 12 and under.
Place
The Pavilion at Wolf Lake Memorial Park
2324 Calumet Avenue
Hammond, IN US 46320
Description

Love, Jessica Inc. is excited to host our 2nd Annual Race For A Cause!

October is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month and we hope to continue to bring more awareness, break the silence, give loss families a comfortable space to remember their babies, and give their family and friends an opportunity to show their support! 

Love, Jessica is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization designed to financially assist families with medical and funeral expenses after a miscarriage or stillbirth. We have been operating since July 1st, 2020, and since then, we have been able to pay over $63,000 in medical & funeral bills, for 147 different families, in 37 different states. We are making a difference! 501(c) ID: 84-2808415.

Visit our Website, Facebook, or Instagram to learn more about us!

Follow the 5k Facebook Event Page to stay up to date: FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE 

THIS IS NOT JUST A RACE, IT IS AN EVENT, AND HERE IS WHY.......!

  • DJ from 7:30am-12pm
  • 4" Finishers Medal
  • Swag Bag FULL of items!
  • Long sleeve Dri-Fit race day t-shirt, fillable on the back ("I take steps for....").
  • 4 pull tabs on the bottom of your bib, redeemable for different items
  • Raffle Prizes
  • Kids Zone full of activites
  • Large grassy area in the middle of the action to prepare & recover! 

AWARDS: Awards will be given to the top 3 male/female in each of the following groups:

  • Overall Male/Female and Overall Male/Female Master (age 40+) winners
  • Under 8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-80, 80+, Athena (170 lbs.+), Clydesdale (210 lbs.+)

**This race will be professionally timed by Tempo Run & Timing. Results will be available on the website shortly after the finish**

**This is a Gold Cup Race for Calumet Region Striders** (Coupon code for Striders)

HOW TO PARTICIPATE FOR FREE/DISCOUNT:

  • Turn your registration into a fundraiser, share it with family/friends, raise $250 and get refunded the full registration amount that you paid.

-OR-

  • Turn your registration into a team, recruit participatns to join your team, for every 5 people that join your team, each team member gets refunded $5.

SCHEDULE FOR RACE DAY:

  • Events from 7:30am-12pm (details coming soon)

1k Kids Dash (ages 4-12) 

This will take place after the 5k is complete at approx. 10:30am, so that parents can cheer on their kids! The course will be 2 loops around the pavilion area and will be lined with volunteers to direct the kids. 1k is approx. 0.62 miles, finished by kids normally in about 4-10 minutes. 

  • All  Kids Dash Participants Will Receive:
    • T-shirt
    • Swag Bag
    • Finishers medal
    • Free unlimited access to the Kids Zone
    • Runners bib with 4 redeemable pull tabs
    • Prizes awarded to the top Male & Female finisher in each age group:
      • (4-6, 7-9, 10-12)

 

**REGISTER BY SEPTEMBER 10TH TO BE GUARANTEED A SHIRT**

 

VIRTUAL OPTIONS!

  • Sign up to participate virtually!
  • Complete the 5k or 1k from anywhere, anytime during the month of October! Run, Walk, Bike! Your swag bag, with t-shirt & medal will be mailed to you after you register. Send us a picture or post a picture of you/your family/children after completing the race with your medal on and be entered into a chance to win one of our virtual prizes! Be sure to tag @lovejessicaorg and use #raceforacause #lovejessica.

 

Sponsorship opportunities available! E-mail Race Director, Jennifer Jara at jennifer@love-jessica.org for more information.

 

Race Contact Info

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

MEDAL

Oversized 4", Black Dye, Glittered, Silk Ribbon! 

5K LONG SLEEVE DRI FIT SHIRT

Register by September 10th to be guarantted a shirt! Fillable on the back with 'Taking Steps For...'.

KIDS DASH SHIRT
COURSE MAP

The Pavilion at Wolf Lake Memorial Park

  • 2324 Calumet Ave, Hammond, IN 46320
  • 5k will start at the pavilion and make a loop around the lake and turn around to come back to the pavilion
  • 1k Kids Dash will be 2 full loops around the pavilion area and will be lined with volunteers to guide the kids. Parents will have access to watch the entire kids dash.

 

CUSTOM SIGNS

Available for an additonal $20.00 - This custom yard sign shaped like a heart with angel wings, will be placed along the 5k course. The sign will be approx. 18x24in. You can list: baby's name, date of birth, gestation, and short message, no longer than 8 words. Background color can be pink or blue. Once you complete your registration, we will reach out to you to get your custom details. You can take the sign home with you after the race or we will arrange for a pickup after race day. 

*You must be attending the event in person to be able to add this on*

*The last day to add this is September 15th*

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