The Jace's Journey 5K is now a Virtual Event due to Covid - 19
JACE'S JOURNEY CHARACTER 5K & FUN RUN
DATES: OCTOBER 24-31, 2020
So how does a virtual race work?
You get out and run the distance (5K, 1 Mile Fun Run) that you registered for and bring along your favorite tracking device. When you are finished, take a picture or screenshot that shows your distance and time. You can pick up your packet at packet pickup or choose to have it mailed to you.
You have one week from October 24th to October 31st at midnight to submit your time!
For more instructions on submitting your time, click here.
Jace’s Journey Inc, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, was founded in 2019 to address racial disparities in maternal health outcomes. The US is the only industrialized nation with rising maternal mortality rates and the increase disproportionately affects women of color. African-American mothers are dying at 3-4 times the rate of non-Hispanic whites. Infants born to African-American mothers are dying at twice the rate as infants born to non- Hispanic white mothers.
In May of 2018, Brandon Isaac sat in a hospital room with his son, Jace Alexander, due in a month with no fetal heartbeat and his wife, Tomeka, unconscious, diagnosed with the life-threatening Hemolysis, Elevated Liver Enzymes, Low Platelet ( H.E.L.L.P ) Syndrome and fighting for her life. Forty-five (45) hospital days and 7 surgeries later, thanks to prayers and an amazing surgical team, Tomeka, and Brandon Isaac left the hospital together.
The couple learned Tomeka’s sickness and Jace’s death could have been prevented. In honor of their son, the Isaacs created Jace’s Journey to raise awareness and contribute to improving maternal/fetal healthcare disparities.
Proceeds will benefit initiatives that provide maternal education and increase access to care.
$30.00May 23 - Oct 31
$15.00May 23 - Oct 31
- Event contact
- T. Isaac and B. Isaac