Gift of Life 5K Run and 1-Mile Walk to benefit Hattie Larlham
Saturday, September 12, 2020
Sunny Lake Park
885 E Mennonite Rd, Aurora, OH 44202
Registration: 7:00 a.m.
1-mile walk start time: 8:00 a.m.
5k Run start time: 8:30 a.m.
This event is family-friendly, stroller and wheel-chair accessible. All are welcome including kids and four-legged friends! The 5K portion of the event will be a chip-timed race.
We are doing something new this year - giving YOU the opportunity to create your own fundraising page and compete as an individual or as a team. The Gift of Life 5K is a great opportunity to gather your friends, family, gym buds, co-workers or random acquaintances and form a team to compete not only for best race times but for most money raised to support Hattie Larlham. Teams are easy to create and like most activities, the Gift of Life 5K is more fun when you're competing with someone else. Learn more here!
Get ready to tackle 3.1 miles at Sunny Lake Park! Participants will enjoy a trail run that covers the gorgeous grounds of the park around a stunning and serene lake. Hit the trail, cross the finish line, and celebrate with delicious donuts and games.
Be sure to invite friends and create a team! Each top individual fundraiser and top team fundraisers will earn special prizes! Donuts, coffee, friends, and sunshine - 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 RUNNERS OR FUNDRAISERS
Of course, you can also participate as an individual runner, walker, or at-home fundraiser (no day-of participation required)! 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 and, if you race, can participate in all of the day-of awards as well.
All registrants (registered by 9/2)
First 25 registrants
Top Individual Fundraiser (min. $500 raised)
Top Fundraising Team (min. $1000 raised, max 10 team members)
Top Overall Male
Top Overall Female
Age Group Awards (top 2 finishers in each, male/female)
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.