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Join us for the 14th annual Strides for Hope memorial event for family members who have lost an infant and benefiting Infant Loss Resources

This year Infant Loss Resources will host a hybrid event to allow families to participate and stay safe amid social distancing recommendations. You and your family will be able to choose from participating in person on the race day or participating in a virtual event of your choice. 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. 

 The race is a motivational tool to stay active, compete against family and friends, and support an organization dedicated to providing family resources and building awareness around infant health. All of the proceeds for this event will go to supporting Infant Loss Resources educational and grief support programs. 

Here's how it works:
  1. Register for the in-person race or select a virtual event or challenge.
  2. Registration will close on Friday, July 9, 2021
  3. For those participating in virtual challenge, run your race, 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 , 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 #stridesforhope2021.
  4. For those participating in person we will SEE YOU ON RACE DAY!
  5. Tune in to the live Facebook STRIDES For Hope Race Day Event, share race results, 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 14th 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
  • June 25th - Deadline for t-shirt sign up (for delivery by race day) 
  • July 9th - Registration Closes
  • July 10th - STRIDES For Hope Race Day, live streaming on Facebook through the Infant Loss Resources Page
Ways to Participate
  • 5K Run
  • 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk
  • Virtual Challenge
  • Fundraising via social media 
Sign Up Details
  • $30 for adults participating in the 5K, 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk, or Virtual Challenge (t-shirt included - additional charge for XL/XXL & larger)
  • Kids 12 & under participating in the 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk or Virtual Challenge are $10 (t-shirt included youth sizes only)
Fundraising

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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