Race to honor local girl returns to Tunkhannock

Race to honor local girl returns to Tunkhannock

A special race honoring the memory of a local girl will return. The inaugural Run to Remember took place in March of 2018 with a crowd of runners and walkers turning out to celebrate the memory of Kara Cook of Tunkhannock.  

In September 2017, Kara passed away after a third courageous battle with cancer. She was just 11 years old. With the blessing of Kara’s family, proceeds from the run will benefit Allied Services pediatric programs. Kara was both a patient and an ambassador of Allied Services, sharing her success in rehab and inspiring other patients and families.  The event is organized by Adam Edwards of Tunkhannock, a friend of the Cook family.    

The 2020 race was canceled due to the pandemic, and the Cook and Edwards families are happy to be bringing the race back this fall.  

“Kara was a beautiful, caring, and kind young lady, and the strongest kid I’ve known. This race and this day has become an opportunity to focus on happy memories of Kara and by supporting the non-profit organization, give other children and families hope as they recover from an injury or mark new milestones in therapy” says Adam Edwards. 

The 2021 Run to Remember will take place on Saturday, October 9th at Lake Carey. The event will begin at 8:00 a.m. with registration at Lake Carey Volunteer Fire Company on Siren Road. The race will start at 10:00 a.m. and will be followed by an awards presentation at 11:00 a.m. The run and walk follow a mostly flat course around Lake Carey, and all ages are welcome to participate. The first 100 entrants will receive a commemorative race t-shirt. Registration is $20 with all proceeds benefitting children with disabilities served by Allied Services. Pre-registration is available here.

  • EVENT: Run to Remember – 5k run and walk 
  • DATE: Saturday, October 9, 2021 
  • TIME: 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. registration, 10:00 a.m. race, 11:00 a.m. awards 
  • VENUE: Lake Carey Volunteer Fire Company, 16 Siren Road, Tunkhannock 
  • COST: $20 per person  
  • MORE: for more details click here or call Charlotte Wright at 570.348.1275