Holden’s Hope Forever 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run

4th Annual Hope Forever 5K & 1 Mile Race | Virtual Run in 2021
Presented by Anchors of Hope Sponsors: Stine Lumber & Lake Charles Memorial Health System
Submitting Race Time Deadline: Saturday, April 10, 2021
Registration Deadline (for Race T-Shirt Guarantee): March 29, 2021
Location: VIRTUAL Wherever You Want To Run!
Race Bag Pickup: TBA  (will take place after April 10th; includes shirts/awards)
If you enjoy a good run for a great cause then sign up to run in the 4th Annual Holden’s Hope Forever Race! All proceeds benefit families in Southwest Louisiana as well as Louisiana NICU units. The mission of Holden’s Hope is to support families of infants who have long medical stays in the NICU and families who are coping with miscarriages, stillbirths or the loss of an infant in SWLA. This race is a special one as it’s also a memory walk/run for families who have lost an infant or wish to honor the memory of a baby.
Form a team as a family or as a business, come as an individual or gather up your friends to race! Your efforts will provide financial support for end of life and/or medical expenses as well as emotional support to the families served through Holden’s Hope!
Step 1)  Once you have finished your run/walk – capture a screenshot of your time on an app, fitbit watch, etc. 
Step 2)  Fill out this Virtual Google Submission Form to be included in the results. The deadline to submit your results and proof is on April 10th at Midnight.
Note: If you don’t have a google email account, you can send your name, age, bib number, race name, time and proof of time & distance to Bertha Lanthier with Cajun Timing at ([email protected]) as she will be compiling and posting the results for the Virtual Race.
Don’t forget to time your run! Prizes will be awarded.
Fundraising Teams:  Gather up your family and friends to help raise money for such a worthy cause and participate together as a team effort. Create a Team (Run/Walk Team) during your registration or by clicking on the Donate tab – to the left (to become a Fundraiser).
Post-race ceremony activities: We encourage friends and family to donate, walk, or run to support angel parents as well as Holden’s Hope. Even if you do not plan to walk or run in the race, you can donate and/or purchase a race t-shirt.
Social Media Awareness: Help us spread the word about the event before and after the race when you tag us in your posts on Facebook! You an also use this hashtag so we can see your pictures too! #holdenshopeforever2021  #HHF2021If you don’t have social media or you prefer to email photos in, please email us at [email protected]
Store Items:  Purchase as a separate item here or during your registration:
Additional Race T-shirts ($10 each)
Race Tribute Signs ($20 each)
      i.      We are offering the option to purchase a tribute sign in memory of angel babies, which will be displayed on Race Bag pick up Day if possible. Upon completion of your purchase, you will be contacted regarding details to design your tribute sign. Deadline to order tribute signs is March 15, 2021.
In 2022 for the live race, the signs will be placed along the race routes, per the normal routine. Only one tribute sign will be placed on the race route but you are welcome to purchase more signs to hold or to keep
Registration Fees (Early & Late Fees & dates):
*March 29, 2021 is the deadline to be guaranteed a t-shirt with your registration. 
(midnight; to register and submit race times)</strong> <strong>REGISTER TO WALK/RUN BY MARCH 29TH | PARTICIPANT RACE T-SHIRT GUARANTEE</strong> *shirts will be a first come first served basis after the guarantee deadline   <b>REGISTRATION FEES:</b> $20 for 12 yr. olds and under for 5K &amp; 1 Mile  (both races for this price) $30 for 13 yr. olds and over for the 5K &amp; 1 Mile Fun Run (both races for this price) *We have a No Refund policy so please consider your registration a donation.   <em><strong>POST RACE BAG PICKUP (Location, Date &amp; Time): TBA</strong></em>    <em><strong>Age Groups/Awards:</strong></em>  The largest team - plaque  The best T-shirt design - trophy (must enter shirt by emailing a photo to: <a href="mailto:supportholdenshopeforever.org">[email protected] by April 10th, 2021 at noon) 
Top Female/Male in 1 Mile participants 
1st/2nd/3rd place for 5K participants by gender: (Overall, Overall Master ages 40-49, Overall Grand Master ages 50 & over, Ages 7 & under, Ages 8 -11, Ages 12-14, Ages 15-19, Ages 20-29, Ages 30-39, Ages 40-49, Ages 50-59, Ages 60 & over)

April 10, 2021


Virtual 1 Mile Run/Walk
April 10, 2021 (Saturday)
1 miles
Solo Charity/Fund raising Road
Anywhere Virtual Race
Virtual 5K
April 10, 2021 (Saturday)
5 kilometers
Solo Charity/Fund raising Road
Anywhere Virtual Race
The information about this race is based on information provided by the organisers or found on the official website of the event. Always check the official website for up-to-date information. If you have noticed any mistake, let us know at [email protected]