11th Annual Kortney’s Challenge
@ Monmouth Park- Sunday, August 7, 2016.
The Race Results Are In!
11th ANNUAL Kortney’s Challenge 2 Mile FUN Run/Walk at Monmouth Park is an event that brings the community out to support pediatric brain tumor research and gets everyone moving for a great cause. This flat 2 mile course caters to people of every exercise ability; beginning runners, advanced runners, and walkers. The top 3 boys and girls, 12 & under, and top 3 men and women, over 13, will receive a trophy. All paying children 12 & under will receive a custom Kortney’s Challenge medal. Before the event, starting at 8:30 AM, FREE tattoos and face painting. At 9 AM watch the Dance Plus Performance Team and join us for our group stretch. All paying entrants to Kortney’s Challenge will receive FREE grandstand entrance to the track for the day of racing. Bring a few dollars for great prizes in our basket raffle and 50/50.
Sunday, August 7th will mark the 11th annual of Kortney’s Challenge 2 Mile FUN Run/Walk. It’s hard to believe it’s been over ten years since we lost Kortney to a rare brain tumor. We have accomplished so much in her memory, donating over one million dollars to the pediatric brain tumor research program at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, building a playground in her name, and having legislation passed naming May as Brain Tumor Awareness Month in the State of New Jersey.
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND –TEAMS. When you register you have the option if you wan may choose to set up a fundraising page, or a team. It’s fun to bring friends and ask them to support our great cause.
With less than 4% of National Cancer Institute funding allocated to ALL forms of pediatric cancer research, foundations like The Kortney Rose Foundation (KRF) are the ones making up the gap to fund lifesaving research and we need your help to do so.
We would like to thank all of our sponsors and participants for making the 11th annual Kortney’s Challenge the largest challenge to date! You can see the 2016 race results here. Photos from Sunday’s event coming soon.
My friend Coral shared a story with me last week that she kept forgetting to tell me about. Coral, her boyfriend and his daughter Janeen all participated in the 2016 Kortney’s Challenge 2 Mile Fun Run/Walk at Monmouth Park this past August. She said Janeen was so proud of her medal and it hangs on her bedroom door. When the students started back to school in September Janeen’s 5th grade teacher asked the students to write and draw about what they did over their summer vacation. Below is what Janeen wrote and drew about. This is just so heartwarming!
“During the summer I went to Monmouth Park and for a run for caner(sic) and tumers(sic). My dad his girlfriend and I ran 2 ½ miles. At the end of the race I got a trophy and drank lots of water and Italian Ice!”