Due to COVID-19, the Gift of Life 5K Run and Walk is now a virtual event, and we are excited to offer registrants the opportunity to still participate as an individual or a team! The health and safety of our community is our top priority and while we cannot run/walk/roll together this year, we hope you will still consider taking part in the event and supporting the critical programs provided by Hattie Larlham.
Get ready to tackle 3.1 miles wherever you want - pick your favorite park, neighborhood, or city! Participants will enjoy a self-paced run that covers the gorgeous grounds of their imagination or local running spot. Hit the trail or street, cross the virtual finish line, and celebrate your commitment to Hattie Larlham!
Be sure to invite friends and create a team! Each top individual fundraiser and top team fundraisers will earn special prizes! Fresh air, sunshine, and helping those in need - it doesn't get much better than that!
The best part of all - by participating in the Gift of Life 5K and 1-mile walk for Hattie Larlham, you’re raising awareness and vital funds for the children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities that Hattie Larlham serves. Your fundraising efforts will introduce your friends, family, coworkers, and acquaintances to Hattie Larlham’s mission of providing comfort, joy, and achievement to our participants and residents with disabilities.
WHY FORM A TEAM?
Increase your fundraising power
BUILD YOUR TEAM
Your team can be any combination of runners, walkers, kids, and at-home fundraisers
Choose a Team Captain and team name
Team Captain will register first and create the team (you must register online)
Set a goal and fundraise! (If you don't reach your goal, that's okay! You can still participate and every dollar raised supports Hattie Larlham!
Check out the Fundraising Toolkit located here for tips on asking people to sponsor you/your team!
INDIVIDUAL WALKERS, RUNNERS, OR FUNDRAISERS
Of course, you can also participate as an individual runner, walker, or at-home fundraiser! Just create your fundraising page and reach out to friends and family to donate on your personal page. You will be entered to win prizes for top individual fundraiser!
First 25 registrants
Top Individual Fundraiser (min. $500 raised)
Top Fundraising Team (min. $1000 raised, max 10 team members)
Your support through the Gift of Life 5K helps raise funds that expand the variety and frequency of recreational opportunities that are provided for residents at the Hattie Larlham Center for Children with Disabilities, at our community homes, and for those who participate in our adult day programs.
Every resident is different – but all residents have opportunities to explore the community through our recreational program. Providing engagement both in the community and at Hattie Larlham facilities is critical to supporting the developmental needs of every person, regardless of ability.