If you enjoy a good run for a great cause then sign up to run in the 3rd 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 because 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!
FUN FOR ALL! There will be fun for the whole family including music, food, fun jumps, face painting and a balloon release ceremony to conclude the event!
New this year - Fundraising Teams: Gather up your family and friends to help raise money for such a worthy cause and participate together as a team effort on race day. You will be able to Become a Fundraiser, create your Fundraising Team and your Run/Walk Team during your registration or by clicking on Donate to the left (to become a Fundraiser) if you're not participating in the race.
Post-race ceremony activities: We encourage friends and family to come out and support our angel parents even if you do not plan to walk or run in the race. With the purchase of a $5 event wristband attendees of all ages can enjoy food, drinks and post-race activities. The wristband can be purchased the morning of the event at the registration tent. Help us spread the word about the event before and after the race when you tag us in your posts on Facebook! Use this hashtag so we can see your pictures too! #holdenshopeforever2020 #HHF2020
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 your baby which will be displayed on race day along the race route. Only one tribute sign will be placed on the race route but you are welcome to purchase more signs to hold or to keep. Upon completion of your purchase, you will be contacted regarding details to design your tribute sign. Deadline to order tribute signs is March 13, 2020.
Event Wristband - $5.00 each i. With the purchase of a $5.00 wristband attendees of all ages can enjoy food, drinks and post-race activities. If you are a registered participant you will NOT need to purchase an additional wristband. Your bib will be your event activities pass.
Registration Fees (Early & Late Fees & dates):
*March 13, 2020 is the deadline to be guaranteed a t-shirt with your registration.
PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE APRIL 3rd, 2020
$20 for 12 yr. olds and under for 5K & 1 Mile till 4/3 (They can do both for one price)
$30 for 13 yr. olds and over for the 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run till 4/3 (They can do both for one price)
DAY OF EVENT REGISTRATION will be open Saturday, April 4th next to The Great Lawn from 7:00 am until race time at 8:00 am
T-shirts are not guaranteed to late registrations. It will be a First Come First Served basis while supplies last.
$25 for 12 yr. olds and under for 5K & 1 Mile (They can do both for one price)
$35 for 13 yr. olds and over for the 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run (They can do both for one price)
We have a No Refund policy so please consider your registration a donation.
Packet Pickup (Location, Date & Time):
Pre-Race Packet Pickup: Friday, April 3rd, 2020 from 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm @ Walnut Grove Majestic Hall
Event Day Packet Pickup: 7:00 - 8:00 am
The largest team
The best T-shirt design (must enter shirt @ judges table on day of event by 8am)
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)