Comfort Zone's Grief Relief Team paves the way for healing after the loss of a loved one.
Runners and walkers raise awareness and support for Comfort Zone Camp by joining the Grief Relief Team and participating in races across the country. Comfort Zone mixes fun traditional camp activities with proven therapeutic models to provide grieving children with a voice, a place and a community in which to heal, grow and lead more fulfilling lives.
During training you will educate your friends and family about the impact Comfort Zone makes on families. The finish line is just the beginning because your efforts will help children and teens take the next steps of their healing journey after the death of a parent, guardian, or sibling.
What is the Grief Relief Team?
The Grief Relief Team has members from across the country completing races varying in length from 1-mile fun runs for kids to marathons. We are a community of Comfort Zone Camp supporters and individuals honoring loved ones by dedicating a race in their memory.
Join the Grief Relief Team
It’s easy to join the team, and as a member, you’ll tap into the power of the team to help you achieve your goals.
1. Register for the Monument Avenue 10k.
2. Click the big green Join Now button at the top of this page to join the Grief Relief Team ($25 processing fee).
3. Create a personal fundraising page on FirstGiving.
To get an official Grief Relief Team running shirt – register by March 21!
What to Expect
Fundraising: Immediately after you join the Grief Relief Team, FirstGiving will email you information about setting up your personal fundraising page. The default fundraising goal is $500 because that is the cost to send one grieving child to camp. We encourage you to set a goal that inspires you and that you can be proud to accomplish.
Support: Next, Comfort Zone Camp staff and volunteers will email you the official Grief Relief Team fundraising kit, which will help you easily reach your goal. We will also stay in touch with you in the weeks leading up to your race to support your fundraising. On race day, Comfort Zone supporters will be there to cheer you on and celebrate your success.
Stay connected: For added motivation, connect with other Grief Relief Team members on Facebook.
About the Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10k
Named one of the best races in America, the Monument Avenue 10k is the place to be. A great run combined with live music, a costume contest, thousands of spectators cheering you on, and a fun run for kids.
10k Registration cost: $35 during February 1-29, $40 during March 1-27, $50 during March 29-30 at race expo.
Kids Run Registration cost: $15 during February 1-29, $20 during March 1-27, $25 during March 29-30 at race expo.
Don't miss out on one of Richmond's top events, all while helping children and teens find a place to grieve, heal, and grow.