The YLM Run brings together families and friends of children gone too soon, to share the love they left behind. Families who have experienced the loss of a child are warmly invited to submit their loved one’s information to the degree of their comfort, to be honored on the 2.5 mile course. Each life is represented: The “Each-One-Counts-Mile” will feature a white flag for each loss during pregnancy. The last mile will host memorial marker signs and balloon bouquets with names and pictures of infants, children and young adults. We will begin the event with a Rainbow Kiddie Dash for ages 1-8 years old (40 yards to 100 meters), and after the 2.5 memorial walk/run, we cap the evening with a "Light Up for Life" Sky Lantern Release at dusk. The 2.5 mile participants receive an event t-shirt, an entry for raffle drawings, and a sky lantern.  The Rainbow Kiddie Dash includes an event  t-shirt and a medal.  A memorial gift will be available for families that submit child loss information free of charge. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: 7:00pm – Registration/ Packet Pick-Up 7:45pm – Rainbow Kiddie Dash 8:00pm – 2.5 Mile Run/Walk 9:00pm – Raffle Drawings 9:30pm – Sky Lantern Release *Taco Bout and Kona Ice on site ENTRY FEES: 2.5 Mile Memorial Walk/Run $25 - Pre-registered by May 27th $30 - May 28th-July 12th $35 - Race Day $20 - Parents of Child Loss $22 - Group Discount on 4+ Entries Until May 27th PACKET PICK-UP – RACE DAY, Includes: Event T-shirt, Bib Number, Raffle Entry, and Sky Lantern (distributed at dusk)  (Dry-fit shirts available while supplies last) Rainbow Kiddie Dash  $5 - Ages: 1-8 years old - Cotton T-shirt and medal for all participants   Memorial on Course  Free - Please submit information by June 23rd *Gift for families of child loss FAQs Can I participate if I have not experienced child loss? Absolutely.  The mission behind this event is to bring to light the struggle that hits us when a child passes, and meet it with a moment to pause, celebrate thier existance, and embrace those left behind with love and light to carry on. Are only the registered participants invited to join? This is a family event open to all ages.  All are welcome to come cheer on the walkers and runners, enter raffle drawings and to watch the "Light Up For Life" sky lantern release at dusk.  A sky lantern will be included with registration.  If extras remain, they will be available for purchase. What if I can not make it to the event, but I want my child represented on the course? Please complete the Memorial on Course ticket information to the degree of your comfort, and email a photo if you wish, to  If a family member or friend is unable to pick up your gift, send your mailing address via email, and it will be delivered to you.  What can/can't I bring to the event? Strollers are welcome on the course.  Outside food and nonalcoholic beverages are welcome.  Food trucks will be on site as well. Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? Please email or call/text 937-597-1918 with questions or if you would like to volunteer to help at the event.    

Location: Lion's Park 576 Road 174 West Liberty, OH. | Start: 7/13/2019 7:00:00 PM End:
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