The Pavilion at Wolf Lake Memorial Park, Hammond, Indiana, Lake County, United States

Start Date

10/01/2021

Activities: Running race, Virtual race, 5K (3.1 Miles), 1K

Love, Jessica Inc. is pleased to host our 1st Annual Race For A Cause! October is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month and we hope to do this event every year during the month of October! 

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. Our mission is to ease the financial burden as well as help start the healing process. 501(c)3 ID: 84-2808415.

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

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

  • DJ from 7:30am-12pm to get you ready to run! 
  • Swag Bag FULL of items!
  • Dri-Fit race day t-shirt, fillable on the back ("I run for....").
  • Finishers Medal - you do not want to miss this one!
  • 4 pull tabs on the bottom of your bib & kids bibs, redeemable for different items:
    • Bag of Albanese Gummi Bears 
    • Food from Froggie Latin Kitchen 
    • Smoothie King 
    • 1 free raffle entry 
  • Max PT Physical Therapy on site doing Fit Factor test and pressure point release therapy 
  • B&G Nutrition on site 
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes on site 
  • Large grassy area in the middle of the action to prepare & recover! 
  • Kids Zone with items to keep the kids entertained! Volunteers watching the kids, so both parents can run!
  • Balloontacular on site making balloon animals of your choice! 
  • 10 Raffle prizes, a few include: Albanese basket, Chick Fil A basket, 80/20 Fitness by Crystal Basket, $100 to Four Winds Casino, 3 pool floats from Caribbean Pools, 6 month family membership to YMCA, plus more….
  • Trophies for first place age group finishers! 

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

**This is a Sponsored Race from Calumet Region Striders** (Coupon code for Striders)

 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE FOR FREE:

  • Turn your entry into a fundraiser, share it with family/friends
  • Raise $200 and get refunded the signup amount you paid for the 5k
  • Raise $100 and get refunded the signup amount you paid for the Kids Dash

IN PERSON EVENTS:

  • Saturday, October 9th
  • The Pavilion at Wolf Lake Memorial Park
    • Hammond, Indiana

PACKET PICKUP:

  • October 7th & 8th, 2pm-7pm
    • Fleet Feet - Schererville
      • 635 US-30 Schererville, IN 46375
    • Packets will be mailed to virtual participants

SCHEDULE FOR EVENT DAY:

  • 7:30am-8:30am: Race day registration + in-person packet up
  • 8:30am: Welcome Ceremony honoring families who have experienced a pregnancy loss
  • 9:00am: 5k Competitive Run/Walk
  • 10:00am: 1k Kids Dash
  • 10:30am: Prizes awarded  
    • DJ & Food Vendors will be setup until 12pm
    • Kids Zone will be setup from 7:30am-12pm (details to be announced)

5k Run/Walk 

  • All participants will receive:
    • Swag Bag
    • Finishers medal 
    • Dri-Fit race day t-shirt
      • Fillable on the back ("I run for....")
    • Prizes awarded to the top Male & Female finisher in each age group:
      • (under 12, 13-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+)
      • Prizes for 1st overall male & female finisher
    • Kids are welcome to participate in the 5k if they can handle the distance!

1k Kids Dash (ages 4-12) 

This will take place after the 5k is complete, 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 participants will receive:
    • Swag bag
    • T-shirt
    • Finishers medal
    • Free unlimited access to the Kids Zone
    • 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**

 

CAN'T MAKE IT IN PERSON?

5k Run/Walk Virtual / 1k Kids Dash Virtual 

**WE ARE SOLD OUT OF SHIRTS**MEDALS ARE ON BACKODER, DUE TO ARRIVE THE FIRST WEEK OF NOV.** If you sign up, you will receive your swag bag right away, and the medal will come separately a few weeks later.

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.

 

Bracket/Division Details & Fees:

  1. 5k Run/Walk

    The race will be professionally timed by Tempo Run & Timing. Prizes awarded to the top Male & Female finisher in each age group: (under 12, 13-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+). Prizes awarded to 1st overall male & female finisher. Kids are welcome to participate in the 5k if they can handle the distance! Shirts will be fillable on the back ("I run for...."). If you are not a runner, enjoy a nice 5k (3.1 miles) walk along beautiful Wolf Lake!
    Activity Starts: 10/9/2021 09:00 - Activity Ends:
    Registration opens : 7/21/2021 20:00
    Activity type: Running race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): Dri-Fit T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 7/21/2021 20:00
      Registration closes : 8/2/2021 00:59
      Race fee : $25.00
      Processing fee : $2.45
    • Registration opens : 8/2/2021 01:00
      Registration closes : 9/25/2021 00:59
      Race fee : $40.00
      Processing fee : $3.32
    • Registration opens : 9/25/2021 01:00
      Registration closes : 10/9/2021 10:00
      Race fee : $45.00
      Processing fee : $3.61


  2. 1k Kids Dash (ages 4-12)

    This will take place after the 5k is complete, so that parents can cheer on their kids! Prizes awarded to the top Male & Female finisher in each age group: (4-6, 7-9, 10-12). 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.
    Activity Starts: 10/9/2021 10:00 - Activity Ends:
    Registration opens : 7/21/2021 20:00
    Activity type: Running race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 7/21/2021 20:00
      Registration closes : 8/2/2021 00:59
      Race fee : $15.00
      Processing fee : $1.87
    • Registration opens : 8/2/2021 01:00
      Registration closes : 9/25/2021 00:59
      Race fee : $25.00
      Processing fee : $2.45
    • Registration opens : 9/25/2021 01:00
      Registration closes : 10/9/2021 10:00
      Race fee : $30.00
      Processing fee : $2.74


  3. 5k Virtual Run/Walk

    Participate in this event from ANYWHERE, ANYTIME during the month of October, as October is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month! You can run, walk, bike, outdoors, treadmill, whatever you want! Wear your shirt, put on your medal when you finish, email us your picture or tag us on social media! Every picture submitted will be entered to win 1 of 3 different prizes! Make sure to tag @lovejessicaorg and use #raceforacause and #lovejessica.
    Activity Starts: 10/1/2021 00:00 - Activity Ends: 10/31/2021 23:59
    Registration opens : 7/21/2021 20:00
    Activity type: Virtual race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): Dri-Fit T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 7/21/2021 20:00
      Registration closes : 8/2/2021 00:59
      Race fee : $25.00
      Processing fee : $2.45
    • Registration opens : 8/2/2021 01:00
      Registration closes : 9/25/2021 00:59
      Race fee : $30.00
      Processing fee : $2.74
    • Registration opens : 9/25/2021 01:00
      Registration closes : 11/1/2021 00:59
      Race fee : $35.00
      Processing fee : $3.03


  4. 1k Kids Dash - Virtual

    Have the kids join in on the event from ANYWHERE, ANYTIME during the month of October. Once completed, send us their picture or tag us on social media. Every picture submitted will be entered to win 1 of 3 different prizes! Make sure to tag @lovejessicaorg and use #raceforacause and #lovejessica.
    Activity Starts: 10/1/2021 00:00 - Activity Ends: 10/31/2021 23:59
    Registration opens : 7/21/2021 20:00
    Activity type: Virtual race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 7/21/2021 20:00
      Registration closes : 8/2/2021 00:59
      Race fee : $15.00
      Processing fee : $1.87
    • Registration opens : 8/2/2021 01:00
      Registration closes : 9/25/2021 00:59
      Race fee : $20.00
      Processing fee : $2.16
    • Registration opens : 9/25/2021 01:00
      Registration closes : 11/1/2021 00:59
      Race fee : $25.00
      Processing fee : $2.45


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