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Small Race Preview: 2019 Run with Grace 5K (Medford)

On the outside, Grace Holt was happy, kind and involved in so many of her passions, like running, summer camp and her animals. On the inside however, she was sad. The depth of her depression wasn’t fully understood by her family, friends and counselors. Grace took her own life on January 3rd, 2015 at the young age of 15. Turning tragedy into hope, is what Run with Grace is all about. Just shy of three years later, Grace’s family has made sure that her legacy of kindness and compassion lives on through the Grace & Kindness Scholarship Fund.  Funds from the event will go towards a scholarship fund the Holt family has set up, to provide under privileged children {5th-8th grade} with the opportunity to go to a summer camp. Nominations will be submitted by teachers based on need.

What: Third Annual Run with Grace 5K

When: Saturday, January 26th 2019 at 10:00 AM

Where: Griffin Creek Elementary School in Medford, Or

Day of Race Info: TBD, but race starts at 10:00 which allows for plenty of time to park, stretch and mingle with other participants.

Course Info: The course is an out and back that’s paved and mostly flat.

Registration: Register online or at the race. Cost is $15 for those participants over 18, and those under 18 years of age are $7.


Even if you cannot participate, please feel free to donate what you can to this very worthy cause. Just visit: for more information.

About Abby Meek (119 Articles)
Abby was raised in Tigard, Oregon and moved to Denver, Colorado in 2007. While in Colorado she ran her first 5K, which led to a 10K, which led to a half-marathon. Abby moved back to her native Oregon in mid- 2015 and has since completed more 5K's, 10K's and more half-marathons. Abby's favorite distances are the 10K and the half marathon.

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