2nd Annual RMHC Run4Kids Set For May 1

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga’s Run4Kids in Memory of Karen Lawrence will be held on Saturday, May 1 at Camp Jordan Park, 323 Camp Jordan Pkwy. in Chattanooga.

Timeline of the day's events are:

-1 p.m. – Day of registration opens

-1:30 p.m. – Kick off the Run4Kids event with welcome, fun news and costume contest

-2 p.m. – Run/walk begins

-2:30-3:30 p.m. – Party at Celebration Village

Registration for the run is $25 and $15 for the walk. Parking is free. 

The event is being held to raise money for families at the Chattanooga Ronald McDonald House and the Ronald McDonald Family Room located on the third floor of Erlanger Hospital. 

In 2014, the Lawrence family named Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga as the sole beneficiary of the run event that started in 1979. In 2020, RMHC started the Run4Kids in Memory of Karen Lawrence.

"The Ronald McDonald House keeps families of critically-ill children together and allows for them to fully participate in their child’s medical care, so it is fitting that a family so dedicated to causes such as these would continue in Karen’s legacy," official said.

For more information, visit rmhchattanooga.com or contact Communications Coordinator Bethany 
Ramsey at 423-506-0037.


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