Update July 17th, 2020 -
JRFYR participants & supporters...
We have received overwhelming support & enthusiasm, since first announcing the race would take place this year. Many adaptations were made to the event in order to follow CDC guidelines and implement social distancing.
However, we recently became aware of some disapproval of the race being held this year. The purpose of JRFYR is to honor our son's memory, to raise much needed funds for foster children and to provide a fun, memorable family experience for our community & area families.
If the race is causing fear, anxiety and/or division within our community we can not effectively serve our purpose. This world is already filled with enough fear & division and we do not wish to add to it.
So, it is with heavy hearts that we have decided to cancel this year's JRFYR.
Registered participants will be receiving information soon on the refund process. As always, thanks for your support!
About the JRFYR:
This race is held in memory of Jordan Rahn who passed away, unexpectedly, at the age of 19 while playing football with friends. Jordan had a heart condition known as Cardiomyopathy. He was a fun-loving, competitive-natured young man with a wonderful sense of humor which drew people to him, and he was passionate about life.
In his youth, Jordan participated in several 5K/1 Mile Runs. He even ran the entire BIX 7 at the age of 9! But, perhaps the thing that Jordan was best at was being an awesome “big” brother to the many foster children that were in his home through the years.
In honor of Jordan’s love of foster children, all race proceeds will be donated to non-profit organizations to benefit the local foster care community.
Packet Pick Up:
Pick up your race packet Friday, August 21st, from 4 - 6 PM or Saturday, August 22, beginning at 6:30 AM at Veterans/ Memorial Park in Atkinson, IL. Please stay tuned for updates, changes, and additional information as the race date approaches.
Post Race Party:
Live music by Jef Spradley // 1 Free Drink for Participants 21+
Stick around right after the race to enjoy fun family-friendly activities! There will be a car show, bags tournament, vendors & more at Atkinson Heritage Days, right at the park! For a full list of events, please visit the Facebook page "Village of Atkinson".
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