Cross Country was one of Kelli O’Laughlin’s favorite sports when she was in middle school. In her name and memory, the Kelli Joy O’Laughlin Foundation is hosting its annual Run For Kelli on Sunday, October 1st, 2017.
Kelli was a freshman at Lyons Township when her life was taken by a burglar in her home. Kelli’s family and much of the community come together to remember her, celebrate her life, and raise money for her foundation.
Run For Kelli Includes a 5K Run or 1 Mile Walk!
The course for the 5K winds its way around Lyons Township High School South Campus, following their Cross Country course, where Kelli attended school as a freshman in 2011. Last year, more than 900 runners, joggers, and walkers followed the 5K path to raise money for college scholarships to high school seniors throughout Illinois and the Chicago area. The 5K course is all grass, this year there will be water on the course at the 2-mile marker. Click on the Register button to get started!
Run For Kelli Keeps Families Involved!
We encourage all participants to bring their families and spend the morning with us. We provide Bagels, Coffee, Fruit, Sports Drinks and other goodies to eat.
There is also face painting and other activities for the children, including a free 50-yard dash for the 8 and under crowd!
Party like a Princesswill join us again the year. Ariel and Bell will pose for pictures and help with the 50-yard dash. Others characters to be announced!
Run For Kelli Also Offers Peer-to-Peer Fundraising!
We are often asked how people can help our cause, one easy way is fundraising for the KJO Foundation. For the fourth year in a row, we’re offering Individual or Group fundraising online, which allows our very passionate participants to get their families and friends involved! Set up a Fundraising page by starting or joining a team, next you’ll be prompted to set up a fundraising page. On that page, you can tell your story about your connection to our charity. Use some of our graphics or upload your own. Join or start a team to raise more together!
On-Line Registration is closed; Onsite Registration Opens at 7:30 am Sunday!