Participants will be mailed a finisher's medal and event shirt!
Clara was a happy, fun-loving, eight-year-old girl who died unexpectedly in May of 2015. She loved her friends, family, and pets very much and she was truly passionate about baking, dancing, reading, and playing. Clara liked to have fun and wanted you to have fun too.
The theme of Clara’s Run is “Love is Forever.” Clara wrote this message on a piece of paper a few weeks before her death and left it in a desk drawer. Her family found it just after Clara died and it serves to remind us of Clara’s spirit.
During her last year of life, she ran three 5km races, checked out 237 books from her school library, practiced day and night for her first dance recital, and enjoyed classes at our local animal shelter. Since her death, Clara’s donated organs and tissues have benefitted at least two other families by giving two women the gift of sight with the possibility of helping others through the Arizona Donor Network.
Her 9th birthday would be on November 25 and we thought combining some of her interests into a fun-run would be a great way to honor and remember her birthday.
Clara’s Run will be a celebration! It will be a time for friends and families to be active together, enjoying the beautiful November weather, and having fun. Clara would be very excited to plan for the fun and games at the finish line, design the medals, and the recipes for the cupcakes that each finisher will enjoy.
Thank you so much for participating with this event. We are incredibly thankful for our community of friends and family. You’ve shown us so much love and helped us survive these last few months. We couldn’t have done it without you.
Laura, Andy, and Lily Bergen
To register by mail please complete and return our Mail-in Registration Form!
You will have two opportunities to pick-up your race packet (bib, chip, event swag, etc):
November 13 3:30 PM - Packet Pickup at Cadence Running Company
November 14 8:00 AM - Race Day Packet Pick-up and Registration Opens
November 14 9:00 AM - 5K Run Begins
November 14 9:05 AM - 1 Mile Run/Walk Begins
November 14 10:00 AM - Awards Begin (approximate)