Race Info

Race For Grief
Memorial Day – May 29, 2017
10K, 5K run & 2 mile walk & Kids K
8:00 a.m.
West Bountiful Park, Utah

Come join us to honor your loved ones on Memorial Day at the Race For Grief event. A 10K run (6.2 miles), 5K run (3.1 miles), 2 mile walk & Kids K (non-timed) will be offered. The races will begin at 8 a.m. at West Bountiful Park. The walk starts at 8:05 and the Kids K will start at 10:15 a.m.

In 2016 we will be adding a kids K (non-timed but they will get a finish medal – they must be registered to get a medal). Look for the special early, early bird pricing to be announced at the end of the May on the Blonde Runner Health & RFG Facebook pages. Special 3-day pricing.
Join the conversation on the Race For Grief Facebook page


GET REGISTERED: On-line registration is now available through active.com.  Participants are encouraged to put together and bring a poster in remembrance of their loved one to be displayed at the event (with their name, a picture or whatever you’d like).  Many groups have also made shirts in memory of their loved one to run/walk in.  This race will be capped at 500. You can register HERE.


Note:  Prices go up Jan. 1, March 15 & 5/7. 

No shirt guarantee after 5/14.

10K race fee: $30, $35, $40, $45

5K fee:  $20, $25, $30, $35

Kids K:  $10, $15 (no shirt $10)

2 mile walk fee (shirt): $20

2 mile walk fee (no shirt):  $10

Virtual Entry (unable to attend) – A shirt will be mailed (no size guarantee after 5/14):  $25


All RFG 10K finishers will receive a finishers keychain medal!  Refreshments will be provided to the participants after the race.  Place awards for the 10K and 5K.  Random Prizes.  Come join us.

Schedule of Events

Monday, May 28, 2018 – Memorial Day:

7 a.m. packet pick-up/check-in, timing-chip pickup & race day registration

7:30 a.m. – Zumba warm-up (tentative)

8:00 a.m. – 10 K/5k race start (the 5K to the line, 10K behind, strollers behind)

Immediately after the 2-mile walk will begin

After the 10K/5K race – awards at the park covered pavilion (approx. 9:30/10a.m.).  Random prizes given throughout the event.  Listen for your name.  Registered participants will be automatically entered.

Kids K – 10/10:15 a.m. (the kids will receive a finish medal but need to be registered for this event to participate) – the kid’s route will go around the park on the paved path so you can cheer for them the entire time.  Fun!

View the Race Routes

10K Route

5K Route

2 Mile Walk

Directions to the Park

West Bountiful Park, 550 West Pages Lane (1600 North), West Bountiful Utah. The park is just west of I-15 From the North (Layton/Ogden) From the South (Salt Lake City) 


We could always use a helping hand. If you would like to volunteer to help, please send a message to theblonderunner@gmail.com and we will put you to work.

Honor Your Loved One

This event is put on in memory of a little girl I lost – Samantha.  It is not meant to be a sad event but rather a celebration of their lives and a day to honor and remember them.  The West Bountiful Park venue welcomes families with playground equipment and lots of grass and covered pavilion.  Blank “In Loving Memory…” bibs will also be available at the registration table to fill in with a name of your loved one and pin to your back to take them on your event journey with you.  We also encourage all participants to make and bring a poster about your loved one to display at the event and a pinwheel to line the finish.

Pinwheel Memory Garden

Pinwheels remind me of my Samantha. I missed her. All participants are invited to bring a pinwheel for each of the loved ones you will be honoring to line the finish area in addition to the poster.

Check the Facebook page for frequent posts: Race For Grief Utah – 10K, 5K run & 2-mile walk


Yes, strollers are allowed in all races.  We just ask that you line up at the back and the child stays in the stroller for the entire race for safety reasons.

Yes, children need to be registered to participate in the walk and Kids K and the prices are the same.  Kids will be awarded finish medals in the kids K only but need to be registered.  They will be given a shirt & bib number.  The kids K is not timed.

10K/5K Training Program

 A 10K/5K training program will be offered for those that would like help with their training (additional fees).  To learn more message Coach Lora Erickson aka Blonde Runner at theblonderunner@gmail.com or click here.