Welcome to the Minnesota Hope & Hearts Run/Walk Team Fundraising and Registration Page!
This is where families and their Teams can create Memorial/ Fundraising Pages in memory of a baby being honored, and where friends and supporters can come to donate and pledge their support or register to attend the event.
To Create your Memorial / Fundraising page or Register:
1. Click on Start Fundraising above.
2. Select the Minnesota Hope & Hearts Run/Walk
3. Click on Register on the event page
** A pop up window will prompt you to Register or you can choose from two additional options offered at the bottom of the pop up window:
"I registered offline and need to create a fundraising page" or
"Someone else registered me and I need to create a page."
Missing GRACE Foundation appreciates your involvement and participation in this important event. Your contributions make all the difference and thanks to you...Missing GRACE is able to continue serving bereaved, infertile, and adoptive families in Minnesota and across the nation!!!
Please mark your calendar the 8th Annual Minnesota Hope & Hearts 5K Run/ Memorial Walk on Saturday, September 7, 2013!
The event takes place at the BUNKER HILLS Regional Park. *PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A NEW EVENT LOCATION!!
Volunteers are needed to help prepare for the event and on event day! If you are interested, please let us know by completing our online form.
Children 12 and under do not need to register and pay if participating with a registered adult in the 5K Run or Memorial Walk. However, to receive an event T-shirt, a parent / guardian must pay and order their T-shirt by using the online or mail-in registration form.
All participants must check-in at the Registration Station, complete the waiver, get a wrist band, event map and special instructions.
• (8:45am) Kids' Fun Dash ($8 pre-registered/ $10 onsite for age 12 and younger. Parents may assist children if needed).
• (9:15am) 5K Timed Run ($25 for pre-registered/ $30 onsite. For ages 13+).
• (9:30am) Memorial Walk ($25 for pre-registered/ $30 onsite. All ages welcome. Strollers, wheelchairs, rollerblades and wagons are OK).
Event Awards and Prizes go to:
1. 5K Run Top Male Finisher
2. 5K Run Top Female Finisher
3. Top Team Fundraisers (Most Funds Raised by a Team)
4. 2nd Place Team Fundraisers
5. 3rd Place Team Fundraisers
6. Youngest Top Fundraiser (17 years and younger who raised the most funds)
Top teams are determined by the totals listed on the Firstgiving Team pages at midnight Sept. 6th, the eve of the run (both online and offline totals that the Team Captain has entered on their page are honored).
Pre/Post Race Food/Drink: You are invited to enjoy water, coffee, juice, bagels, muffins and fruit at the Refreshment Station. Vendors are also at the event, so bring along cash for really good hot food and ice cream!
When you donate to sponsor a Team or Individual that is walking or running at a Hope & Hearts event, you help Missing GRACE Foundation (MGF) in continuing to fulfill its mission to serve families in need.
Missing GRACE Foundation is a national nonprofit organization that provides education and bereavement materials for Professional Care Providers as well as resources and support for families that have experienced a pregnancy loss, infant loss, infertility or adoption. The heart of the mission of G.R.A.C.E. is helping families Grieve, Restore, Arise, Commemorate and Educate.
MGF's headquarters are located in Rogers, Minnesota at The Center for G.R.A.C.E. The Center provides free counseling services, a library, gift shop, play area for children, support groups, educational meetings, and complimentary coffee, refreshments and free Wi-Fi in the Fireside Community Room.
Visit the Hope & Hearts site for more INFO!
Run. Walk. Give Families Hope!