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7th Annual Race For Grace
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Race results are posted. Click here to see them.
Information Date
Saturday, March 29, 2014

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

Norwin High School
251 McMahon Drive North Huntingdon, PA 15642

Registration Fees
Prior To March 1, 2014 (discounted rate)

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

Beginning On March 1, 2014 (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 $10.00 with a signed waiver by a parent/guardian at the event.
For online registrants -- Active.com charges an additional fee of 6.75% + $1.25 per online registration transaction. This fee does not benefit Reflections Of Grace, but rather covers the cost of Active's administrative services.
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

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Brief Description
The 7th 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/RaceForGrace2014 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 $125,000. 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 24, 2014 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 29, 2014!


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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.

Race Map
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Reviews From The 6th Annual Race For Grace:

"This was my first 5K. Challenging course but friendly enough for a first-timer. Very well-organized and for a great cause."

"For a new runner this is a really tough course but I finished without having to walk any of the hills. This is such a well organized event I hope to participate again next year. Very impressive!"

"I think the race is always super organized, with attention to even the smallest details. This is such a worthwhile way to spend time with friends and family, while supporting the Ekis family and countless other families whom they are helping. Thanks for sharing Grace with us. Her legacy lives on."

"Great combination: tough course for the hardcore runners; but walkable for the non-competitive. All of the extra activities and support for the runners could not be better organized! To help raise funds for a great cause and have fun doing it is a win all the way around."

"Challenging course but very rewarding to finish! It is for a wonderful cause; you can tell a lot of effort and planning goes into this event. It's designed for the running participant but lot of activities for families to take part in! GREAT EVENT."


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