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13th Annual Race For Grace

Reflections Of Grace Foundation

Saturday, April 4, 2020 from 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EDT)

13th Annual Race For Grace

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The 13th Annual Race For Grace 5K & 1 Mile Walk benefits the Reflections Of Grace Foundation. Race For Grace and its beneficiary Foundation are named after Grace Elizabeth Ekis, a precious 5-year-old girl who fought a courageous 13-month battle with a rare cancerous brain tumor called diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG). DIPG is an inoperable tumor of the brainstem for which there is no known cure and there have been no significant advances in treatment options for more than 35 years. Affecting primarily children, it is the rarest and worst of all pediatric brain tumors. Approximately 150 to 200 children are diagnosed with this type of tumor each year and survival time is typically just nine to twelve months from diagnosis. Grace journeyed to Heaven on Valentine’s Day 2008.


Opening activities begin at 7:00AM, with the race beginning at 9:00AM. We encourage you to register prior to March 30, 2020 to ensure you will receive a race t-shirt. However, we will also accept registrants from 7:00-8:00AM on race day. Extra t-shirts will be ordered, but supplies may be limited. Be sure to arrive early to partake in pre-race entertainment and warm-up. Breakfast will be available at the concession stand starting at 7:00AM. After the race, there will be an award ceremony, many fun indoor children’s activities, charitable hair donations, dance performances, basket raffle and silent auction, and full concession stand of lunch items available for purchase. (If you are interested in donating your hair, email Visit our merchandise and awareness area, which will be open throughout the day. The day’s events will conclude around 1:00PM. We look forward to seeing you on April 4, 2020!


    Prior To March 4, 2020     (most discounted rate)

Beginning On March 4, 2020 (discounted rate)

       Beginning March 31, 2020        (after online registration closes) Including Race Day

Adults: $25

Adults: $30

Adults: $35

Children (12 & under): $20

Children (12 & under): $25

Children (12 & under): $30


Please Note: Eventbrite charges an additional fee of 5% + $0.99 per online registration transaction.This fee does not benefit Reflections Of Grace, but rather covers the cost of Eventbrite’s administrative services.


Monday, March 30, 2020 @ 11:59 PM EDT


For liability purposes, a waiver must be signed for each participant, regardless of age.


Both adults and children will have the option to register for either:

  • 5K Run (B-Tag timing technology) 
  • 5K Walk
  • 1 Mile Walk

For those who wish to be timed, even if you are walking, please register as a runner. Only runners will receive B-Tags.


Can’t attend but still want to help? Visit to make a donation. Your contribution will enable the Reflections Of Grace Foundation to support families with love, give children hope, and fight pediatric brain cancer with grace.


Companies of all sizes can participate at various tiers to help us achieve our fundraising goal of $165,000. Sponsorships vary in dollar amounts, with corresponding acknowledgements and attractive promotional opportunities for each tier. For more information, please email Sincere thanks to all of our past, present and future sponsors!


The success of this event would not be possible without the several hundred volunteers who freely share their time and talent. Help is needed with a variety of tasks during the race. If you would like to volunteer on race day, please email




Please click on the "Participate as an individual" button to register and pay.

Team Captains:

Please click the "Create a team" button first. Enter your team name and click “continue”. Once created, click on “Register” and register yourself and pay. As the team captain, you may also access the “Manage your team” button.

Team Members:

Please click the “Join a team” button to register. Type in your team name and click “Join”. If you are unable to join your team or do not see your team’s name, contact your team captain to make sure the team has already been created and that you are spelling the name correctly. Once you have successfully joined your team, click “Register”, follow the instructions, and pay.



  • Be sure to select the correct t-shirt size, as there are ADULT and YOUTH options.
  • At the end of the registration process, only click "complete registration" once or you may be charged multiple times.
  • If you do not receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of completing your registration, check your credit card. If no fees were charged, your registration did not process correctly. Please try again.
  • Remember, registration can be completed using a Smartphone!
  • As a reminder, according to the Norwin School District policy, animals are not permitted on campus grounds.

Have questions about 13th Annual Race For Grace? Contact Reflections Of Grace Foundation
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Norwin High School
251 McMahon Dr
North Huntingdon, PA 15642

Saturday, April 4, 2020 from 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EDT)

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Reflections Of Grace Foundation

Formally established in late December 2008, the Reflections Of Grace Foundation is the result of nearly a year of deliberation, discussion and planning. After the death of their five year old daughter Grace Elizabeth on Valentine’s Day 2008 to a particularly virulent form of brain cancer, co-founders Tamara and Brian Ekis decided to channel their grief in a positive way by establishing an organization devoted to making a difference. The Foundation’s name, Reflections Of Grace, signifies the effect their daughter had on the lives of those she touched over the course of her short life. As its mission, the Reflections Of Grace Foundation is dedicated to:

--Providing financial, emotional, and educational support for children and their families affected by pediatric brain cancer.
--Raising awareness of all types of pediatric brain tumors, with a particular focus on Diffuse Instrinsic Pontine Gliomas (DIPGs), or Brainstem Gliomas.
--Joining with other like-minded organizations in educating, aiding and funding the search for a cure for DIPG and other forms of pediatric brain cancer, in the hope of curing all cancers.

The Foundation was officially approved as an IRS 501(c)(3) charitable organization in March 2009. Through various benefit events, fundraising programs, merchandise sales, and direct donations, the Foundation continues to work diligently with the aim of fulfilling its mission.

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