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Memorial 5k scheduled for March 26 in Tunkhannock

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Memorial 5k scheduled for March 26 in Tunkhannock

A special race honoring the memory of a local girl has been scheduled for Saturday, March 26th, 2022. 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. Due to the pandemic, the 2021 race was run in the fall. This year's race will return to its traditional timeslot at the end of March.

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.

“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 2022 Run to Remember will take place on Saturday, March 26th 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, March 26, 2022
  • 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 or Adam at 570-955-7075