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Strides of Hope


Strides of Hope 5K Walk/Run, 1 Mile Fun Walk, Kids Fun Run
Saturday, April 13, 2024 @ Heebner Park

Join us this spring for our 4th annual Strides of Hope 5k, helping to raise support and awareness to benefit the Center and the community we serve!  Become one of our esteemed sponsors or volunteers, create a team in memory or honor of someone, or register to join the many walkers and runners who find meaning on this inspiring trail.   


The Strides of Hope is successful in raising funds for grief support services in our community not only due to the increasing numbers of participants, but also due to the generous contributions of individual and business sponsorships. 

Sponsorship packages are available starting at $250 and up to $10,000 for the Presenting Sponsor status. The Strides of Hope does consider in-kind sponsorships if the goods or services offered are budget relieving. 

Interested in sponsoring the Strides of Hope? Please fill out the online form at this link.  

To download a printable .pdf version of the sponsorship form, click here: Strides of Hope 2024 Sponsorship Form (pdf)

Event Information

Race Amenities

  • Chip Timed 5K Walk / Run
  • 1 Mile Fun Walk
  • Kids Fun Run – All kids receive a medal!
  • Event Commemorative T-shirt – Secure Your Size Guarantee! Register by 3/15/24. For those registering after the deadline, please note that t-shirts in your size may be subject to availability. We’ll have limited quantities on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Special Prizes for 5K Finishers:
    • Best Time Overall (Male / Female)
    • Best Time (Male / Female) in 6 Age Divisions
    • The “Gracie Award”: 1st place Dog
  • Fundraising Incentives & Prizes (Fundraising Deadline to receive incentives is April 1, 2024)
    • Incentives for top individual fundraisers:
      • $1000- Stanley Tumbler
      • $500- Belt bag
      • $250- Ceramic Campfire Mug
    • Awards will also be given to captain of team that raises the most money!

Event Schedule

  • 7:30 am – Check-In and Race Day Registration opens
  • 8:15 am – Kids Fun Run (ages 12 and under)
  • 8:30 am – 1 Mile Fun Walk Start
  • 8:50 am – Opening Remarks
  • 9:00 am – 5K Run/Walk starts
  • 10:30am – Awards
  • 10:45am – Moment of Remembrance 

Entry Fees

DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS 4/13/2024 at 8:00am

  • $35 for 5K Walk/Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk  ($32 if registered before 2/1/2024) 
  • $20 for Kids Fun Run


At the heart of everything we do at The Center is a desire to increase awareness about grief and to provide solace for grievers. We know that many of those who will be attending this event are grieving themselves, so it is important to us that we dedicate time during this event to remember those who have died.

After the race and award ceremony, we will have a Moment of Remembrance. This will be an optional opportunity for everyone to come together to honor, remember, celebrate, and grieve those who have died. We know that grief can be lonely; we hope that this moment will bring about a sense of community and connection, a reminder that you are not alone.

We also invite you to honor the memory of someone with Memorial Photo Dedication Sign. For a $100 donation, you can honor and celebrate the life of a cherished person who has passed away. This add-on includes

-A 12×18 personalized photo tribute displayed along the race course, ensuring your loved one’s memory is woven into the fabric of the event.
-A contribution that goes beyond the race, making a difference in the lives of those in need.

You can find out more about this special add-on by clicking the button below!

Many Thanks to Our Sponsors

Our 2024 Presenting Sponsor


Our 5K Mile Marker Sponsors

Our 5K Mile Marker Sponsors

Our Fun Run Sponsors

Our Strides Sponsors

The Law Offices of Halligan and Keaton
Elysium Marketing Group
Kim and Jim Beam
DCO Orthodontics
Willig, Williams, and Davidson
Dynamic Modern Dentistry, LLC
David and Donna Bartynski, Sr.
Roma Concrete Inc.
B Safe Alarms
Cancer Legacy in Action Projects (CLAP)
QNB Bank
Moves for Seniors
Wellness Tribe, LLC
The Law Firm of DiOrio & Sereni, LLP
John Cardullo Fuels LLC
Riley Electric Inc.
Mason Avrigian & Audrey Bartkowski
BAYADA Hospice
TAB Contractors Inc.

Our Hope Sponsors

The Gym and Crossfit
Hanks Beverage
Young Adjustment Company of Wilkes Barre, Inc.
John Peruto, Esq.
Arielle Fera Events
Aviman Management LLC
Philip Pio Construction
Community Chiropractic Center
Penn Community Bank
Sensenig Capital
Ramos and Associates
Iannuzzi Construction Co.
Frog Hollow Racquet Club
Vince and Judith Roth
Golden Leash Pet Care LLC
McGoldrick Leasing Co. Inc.
Nello Construction Co. Inc.
Vortex Companies
JFour Trucking
Ferguson Waterworks
World Wide Stereo
Jan and Robert Maiden
Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin PC
AB Berstein
Holland Floor Covering
Pat Meehan




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