14th Annual Strides for Hope 5KRun/1Mile Walk

July 10, 2021
Back In Person

In Person 5K Run

8:30AM CDT - 11:00AM CDT
Run In Person!

In Person 1 Mile Fun Run/Walks

8:30AM CDT - 11:00AM CDT

Virtual Challenge

Run, Walk, Bike, or Choose whatever you like!
Kids 12 and under Run for Free!

Virtual 5K Run

Kids 12 and under Run for Free!

Virtual 1 Mile Run/Fun Walk

8:00AM CDT - 12:00PM CDT

Join us for the 14th annual Strides for Hope memorial event for family members who have lost an infant with all proceed going to benefit Infant Loss Resources

This year Infant Loss Resources will host a hybrid event. You will be able to choose from an in-person race At Frontier Park located in St. Charles County and/or virtual challenge format to allow families to participate and stay safe amid social distancing recommendations. We greatly care about our communities and want to do our part to keep you healthy, keep our staff healthy and help minimize the spread of the virus. 

Use the race as a motivation tool to stay active, compete against family and friends, and support an organization dedicated to providing family resources and building awareness around infant health. 100% of the race proceeds will go to supporting Infant Loss Resources educational and grief support programs. 

Here's how it works:
  1. Pick a race distance and/or virtual challenge
  2. We will to mark the beginning of the event with a live Facebook Race Day Kick off.
  3. Run your race and/or participate in the virtual challenge and submit your results either by text message or email (if you've opted in) or by heading to the results page here by the deadline of July 10th at 11:59 PM (Central Time). Results update in real time as people submit their times. Be sure to take a selfie and post on social media with the hashtag #stridesforhope 
  4. Tune into our Facebook for Event updates during July 10th and  see how other people participated and learn more about Infant Loss Resources
Here's what you get for signing up:
  • A Strides For Hope t-shirt commemorating the 14thth annual memorial event (t-shirt deadline is June 18th).
  • Connection with other families remembering lost loved ones
  • Motivation to stay active
  • The good feeling that comes with supporting our community
Best Ways to Participate:
  • Become a Fundraiser - The annual Strides event provides critical funding for Infant Loss Resources' programs supporting grief support, spreading awareness and education for safe infant sleep practices. Please consider setting up a fundraiser page to help support our mission here. This fundraising page can be connected to Facebook fundraising to help share and raise awareness with friends and family
  • Start/Join a Team - Invite family and friends to participate in the events this year, share results to encourage each other. 
  • Track your distance and time yourself by following a local St. Louis area route provided by Big River Running here
  • Refer family and friends using your referral code (included in your confirmation email), receive $10 toward your registration fee for every 5 people referred through your code (maximum of $20)
  • Sibling Activity Challenge - Set up a fundraiser and encourage family and friends to commit to match every minute of activity with a donation.
Strides for Hope 2021 Shirt

The Strides for Hope 2021 shirt is designed to commemorate participation in the event and lost infant family members. It will be made of high quality Dri Fit material and can be customized with the name of your baby on the back of the shirt at no additional cost (contact liz@infantlossresources.org for more information). 

Register before June 25th to get your shirt!


Event Contact Info

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

Frontier Park & Katy Trail, St. Charles, MO

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