The 5th Annual Kelci Ever After Memorial 6K Run and 2K Memory Walk will take place at Frances Slocum State Park on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 11:00 am. Race day registration will begin at 9 am and go until approx. 10:45 am.
The cost is $20 and will include a t-shirt while supplies last. We offer beautiful tie-dye t-shirts, but can only guarantee one if you order by September 9, 2017. We order a very limited number of extra tie-dye shirts, and a few solid tees for race day, but they are first-come-first-serve. If you want a tie-dye please PRE-ORDER! If you want a 2X or a 3X tie-dye or a youth size, you must pre-order.
Click here for 2016 RESULTS! We attract a competitive filed, but are also a very beginner friendly race, and welcome walkers on the 6K course too!
Last year, there were 66 participants in the 6K this year ranging in age from 4 to 74! The race was won by Rob Moulton (3rd year in a row!!) in a time of 20:06. This year's female champion was 11 year old Kira Pomrinke in a time of 29:44!
The event Begins and ends at Pavilion #3 (follow main entrance to T in road and go left to pavilion). If all parking spots are filled near pavilion, there is additional parking to the right of the main entrance road. DO NOT PARK ON GRASS.
Only want to Walk: Use 2K Walk link to register!
Virtual Race: Can't join us? No problem. Run Virtually! Map your course, run on Race day (or another that's better for you), report your time and maybe send a picture. We'll mail your t-shirt to you (order by Sept. 10) and post your stats and pictures. All for $25! Includes shipping. Use Virtual Run link to register! Shipped shirts, if you only want the shirt, can be ordered this way as well.
About Kelci and the Event:
Kelci, who passed away on July 24, 2012 following a car accident, was a free spirit who loved art, music, nature and having a good time, and doing good in her memory is the best way we can think to honor her beautiful spirit. Family and friends of Kelci Gibbons established this run/walk to benefit The Kelci Ever After Memorial Fund (administered by the Luzerne Foundation) for this purpose. Proceeds from the run benefit the fund which makes annual donations to local youth sports, art and environmental non-profits. We have received incredible community support for our annual fund raising event, and we have been able to do an tremendous amount of good in Kelci's name.
In the past four years over $20,000 has been donated to various organizations including Dallas & Lehman High School student scholarships, King's College scholarships for Dress for Success, study abroad and service learning, the Arbor Day Foundation for Peace Trees for Kelci, donations to Frances Slocum State Park (trees, a camera and other equipment for the environmental program), Back Mountain Youth Soccer, The Boys and Girls Club of NEPA, Dallas Middle School Courtyard Nature Project, and College Misericordia Social Work Department, Dinners for Kids. The annual event is usually held the first Sunday in October.?
Why a 6K and not a 5K? It's a 6K for Kelci. Kelci wore #6 on her jersey when she played soccer for Dallas High School (and as a member of the 2005 PIAA State Championship Team) and K, obviously is for kilometers, but for Kelci as well. We also like to be different. The 2K is a nod to her twinship. Learn more about Kelci here.
The 6K Run starts at the boat launch near Pavilion #3, follows the road towards the boat rental area at other side of lake. You will leave the road taking a mostly paved path to the right, turn left towards the lake and run through the grass along the shoreline to towards the boat rental shed then loop towards the start. At the starting boat launch the run continues along the shore line to the beautiful Lake Shore Trail to the Campground Road, looping back at the Campground boat launch then back to the finish at the Pavilion.
The 2K Walk is the first part of the 6K, starting and ending near Pavillion #3.
The timed 6K race starts at 11 am and the non-competitive, not-timed 2K walk starts shortly after.
Awards to 1st, 2nd & 3rd place overall male & female runners, and male and female age group awards for top 3 runners in the following age groups: 12 & under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60 and over. The 2K Memory Walk is fun, non-competitive and not timed.