Strides for Hope - Virtual Event

Sat August 8 - Sat August 22 Saint Louis, MO 63108 US

Join us for the 13th annual Strides for Hope memorial event for family members who have lost an infant and benefiting Infant Loss Resources

The decision was made to convert to the event to a virtual 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 or challenge
  2. We will hold a live virtual kickoff on August 8th to mark the beginning of the event
  3. Run your race or participate in the 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 August 21st 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 in to the live virtual finale on August 22nd to continue the dove release celebration of life, share race results, see how other people participated and learn about Infant Loss Resources mission over the last year.
Here's what you get for signing up:
  • A Strides For Hope t-shirt commemorating the 13th annual memorial event
  • Connection with other families remembering lost loved ones
  • Motivation to stay active
  • The good feeling that comes with supporting our community
Key Dates
  • July 24th - Deadline for t-shirt sign up (for delivery by race day) 
  • August 8th - Race kickoff live streaming on Facebook Live through the Infant Loss Resources page (link to come)
  • August 23rd - Virtual finale honoring families, sponsors, sharing race results and how other people participated this year.
Ways to Participate
  • 5K Run
  • 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk
  • Virtual Challenge
  • Fundraising via social media 
Sign Up Details
  • $25 for adults participating in the 5K, 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk, or Virtual Challenge (t-shirt included - additional charge for XL/XXL)
  • Kids 12 & under participating in the 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk or Virtual Challenge are $10 (t-shirt included youth sizes only

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.

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