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5th Annual Race For Grace
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Information Date
Saturday, March 31, 2012

Opening Activities: 7:00AM / Race Begins 9:00AM

Norwin High School
251 McMahon Drive North Huntingdon, PA 15642

Registration Fees
Prior To March 1, 2012 (discounted rate)

 Adults: $20 / Children (12 & under): $15

Beginning On March 1, 2012 (including race day)

Adults: $25 / Children (12 & under): $20

As there is no fee for children ages 3 & under to attend, an event category and shirt size is not needed. To ensure unlimited participation in all children's activities throughout the day, wristbands may be purchased for $5.00 with a signed waiver by a parent/guardian at the event.
Waiver Required
For liability purposes, a waiver must be signed for each participant, regardless of age.

Participant Options
Both adults and children will have the option to register for either:

• 5K Run (D-Tag timing technology)
• 5K Walk
• 1 Mile Walk

Register Now!Donate Now!
Brief Description
The 5th Annual Race For Grace 5K & 1 Mile Walk benefits the Reflections Of Grace Foundation. Race For Grace and its beneficiary Foundation are named after Grace Elizabeth Ekis, a precious 5-year-old who lost her courageous 13-month battle with a rare cancerous brain tumor on Valentine’s Day 2008. Grace’s cancer was a diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), a tumor of the brainstem for which there is no known cure and there have been no advances in treatment options for more than 30 years.

Make a Donation Can’t attend the event but still want to help? Simply go to www.active.com/donate/RaceForGrace2012 and make a donation. Your contribution will enable the Reflections Of Grace Foundation to support families with love, give children hope, and fight pediatric brain cancer with grace.

Become A Sponsor
Companies of all sizes can participate at various tiers to help us achieve our fundraising goal of $100,000. Sponsorships vary in dollar amounts, with corresponding acknowledgements and attractive promotional opportunities for each tier. For more information, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it . Sincere thanks to all of our past, present and future sponsors!

Become A Volunteer
The success of this event would not be possible without the several hundred volunteers who freely share their time and talent. Help is needed with a variety of tasks during the race. If you would like to volunteer on race day, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Additional Information
We encourage you to register prior to March 26, 2012 to ensure you will receive a race t-shirt. However, we will also accept registrants from 7:00-8:00AM on race day. Extra t-shirts will be ordered, but supplies may be limited. Be sure to arrive early to partake in pre-race entertainment and warm-up routine led by Zumba instructors. Also, breakfast will be available at the concession stand starting at 7:00AM. After the race, there will be an award ceremony, charitable hair donations, dance performances, Chinese & Silent auctions, and full concession stand of lunch items available for purchase. (If you are interested in donating your hair, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ). An awareness table and fun activities for children and families to enjoy will be featured throughout the day as well. The day’s events will conclude around 1:00PM. We look forward to seeing you on March 31, 2012!

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Planning to run the Pittsburgh Marathon or Half Marathon? Now is the perfect opportunity in your training to run a 5K race. Whether you are a first-time runner or an accomplished marathoner, the Race For Grace has something to offer everyone. The combination of hills and speed around the Norwin High School campus offers a challenging course for all, making this an excellent training course for those preparing for the Pittsburgh Marathon in May.

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Reviews From The 4th Annual Race For Grace:

“This was my first time participating in the event and I will be back year after year. Great cause, very organized, family oriented, nice course (tough, but nice) and great group of volunteers...everything to make an event successful!! It's great to have a local/ hometown event with this amount of participation for a local family. Grace is remembered and missed by all who knew or met her!”

“The Race For Grace was my first ever 5K, I used it as preparation for the Pittsburgh Marathon. It's a great family friendly event filled with activities, food and raffles. The course is very hilly, but doable. I hope to be back again!”

“I loved this event. It was the most organized and fun event I've participated in. Loved all the extra things; 50/50, kid's corner, concession stand, Chinese raffle, silent auction and all the stuff you could buy. With so many volunteers it went off without a hitch. My first time at this event but not my last. See you next year!”


Reflections Of Grace Foundation is an IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, donations to which are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.