Join us for the inaugural Mighty MoJo Memorial Run, in honor of our Molly Joan who fought fiercely for 44 days against Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH) at CHOP before passing away in September 2021. Our hope is to increase awareness of CDH, a condition as common as cystic fibrosis and spina bifida, and raise much needed funding to help make CDH a more manageable diagnosis for the future MoJos of the world.
We are excited to offer sponsors and other supporters a fun-filled morning at beautiful Ridley Creek State Park. All net proceeds will go to CHOP’s CDH Research Fund, which is continuously coming up with innovative ways to help CDH babies have a better outcome and quality of life.
4.4 Mile Run and 1 Mile Walk Try out this one-of-a-kind distance in honor of MoJo's days lived at this scenic local gem. Our 4.4 mile run will take place on Saturday, April 9, 2022 at 10 am. The start and finish line will be on the service road along the paved multi-use trail right near Site 11 at Ridley Creek State Park and will follow one full loop along the trail. The race will be professionally timed by Bryn Mawr Race Company.
We've also planned a 1 Mile Walk for those who prefer to go a shorter distance! The 1 Mile Walk will begin at approximately 10:05 am, and will go in the opposite direction of the runners, with an out and back course.
Awards Prizes for the 4.4 mile run will be awarded to the top 3 overall winners and 1st place winners in each age group: 0-12 13-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60+
Amenities Race registration includes a t-shirt, pork sandwich from Cooks & Hooks, Kona shaved ice, and other post-race refreshments. Shirts are only guaranteed up through March 5, 2022. Beyond then, it will be a first-come, first serve basis.
Post-Race Festivities There will be live music and family friendly activities for the little ones. Pack a lunch and bring the family to hang out afterwards – there is plenty of room to spread out.
Donations DONATIONS are welcome! With your $150 donation you will be recognized as a "Family Sponsor." Your donation includes encouragement signage along the race course as well as inclusion in the race day sponsor slideshow, if desired.