Registration Now Open for Lory’s Place Run, Walk, and Rock
Feb 23, 2022
Event Planned for Saturday, May 21
(ST. JOSEPH) – Runners, walkers, and other supporters are invited to register for the annual Run, Walk, and Rock for Lory’s Place, the grief healing and education center of Caring Circle. The event will take place in St. Joseph on Saturday, May 21, and is presented by The McLoughlin Family Foundation.
Since the opening of Lory’s Place bereavement programs in 2004, the organization has supported over 48,000 children and adults after the death of a significant person and offered 74 peer support groups in Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren counties. Donations and participation in the event make it possible for Lory’s Place to continue offering programs and services to all who are grieving, regardless of their financial circumstances.
“Every year, Lory’s Place is honored and grateful for the community’s support of Run, Walk, and Rock,”
said Stephanie Kohler-Pagan, director of Lory’s Place. “All of the programs and services at Lory’s Place are available at no charge. That means that no child or adult is ever turned away because of an inability to pay. Your donations and participation in this event help to make this possible.”
Under the direction of event chairperson Christine Starks, the Lory’s Place Run, Walk, and Rock will begin at 8:30 a.m. The timed 5K run/walk course will take runners and walkers through St. Joseph’s Edgewater area, along Ridgeway Street, and into Tiscornia Park. Chip timing will be used for fast and easy race results. All events begin and end at Lory’s Place in St. Joseph. Comfortable rocking chairs will be available for spectators throughout the morning along the edge of the course. Individuals or groups may choose to sponsor a rocker with a suggested donation of $150.
Registration is now open with discounted rates available for early sign-ups:
- $25 if registered by April 15
- $30 if registered from April 16 to 30
- $35 if registered from May 1 to 19; not guaranteed a t-shirt
- $40 if registered on May 20 or 21 (7 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. on May 21); not guaranteed a t-shirt
Groups of four or more will receive a $5 discount per registration. For more information, and to register, visit lorysplace.org/rwr or call 269.983.2707