In 2008, friends and family established the JR Forever Memorial Walk in memory of JR Schoen, a 9-year-old Darien boy who lost his life to a brain tumor. Three years ago, a casual 5K run was added to attract runners who are passionate about a good cause. This family and community event will raise funds for JR’s Ray of Hope and brain tumor research.
Please join us for the JR Forever 10th Annual Memorial Walk/5K Run on:
Date: Sunday, October 8, 2017.
Time: 1:15 sign-in 2:00 walk/run
Location: Pear Tree Point Beach -Rain or Shine
Strollers/wagons are welcome
This year’s recipients are Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke and JR’s Ray of Hope.
We invite all families to participate. The starting point and check-in will be at Pear Tree Point Beach. Families will walk up Pear Tree Point Road to Long Neck Point Road, turn right and follow Long Neck Point back around to the beach. The distance is approximately 1.5 miles. The run will follow the same loop in reverse and twice around. The walk will commence after runners have completed their first loop.
Registration is $25 per person or $100 per family. A discount is available for large groups of runners. Additional donations are welcome. Day of event registration is available, however, only first 250 registrants receive a commemorative t-shirt. Food and drinks will also be available. The Noroton Heights Fire Department will have a full-sized fire truck on-site. After the event, a casual awards ceremony will reveal winners in each category.