Registration now open for Lory’s Place Run, Walk, Rock

Published 8:18 am Tuesday, March 19, 2019

ST. JOSEPH — Runners, walkers and other supporters are invited to register for the 15th annual Run, Walk and Rock for Lory’s Place, the grief healing and education center of Caring Circle.

The event will take place at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 18 at Lory’ Place in St. Joseph and is presented by The McLoughlin Family Foundation.

Since the opening of Lory’s Place bereavement programs in 2004, the organization has supported more than 37,000 children and adults after the death of a significant person and offered 58 peer support groups in Berrien, Cass and Van Buren counties. Donations and participation in the Run, Walk and Rock make it possible for Lory’s Place to keep offering this unique variety of programs and services to all who are grieving, regardless of their financial circumstances, said organizers.

“Every year, Lory’s Place is honored and grateful for the community’s support of Run Walk Rock,” said Stephanie Kohler, director of Lory’s Place. “All of the programs and services at Lory’s Place are available at no charge. That means that no child or adult is ever turned away because of an inability to pay. Your donations and participation in this event help to make this possible.”

Under the direction of event chairperson Christine Borah, the Lory’s Place 15th Annual Run, Walk and Rock will return. The timed 5K run/walk course will take runners and walkers through St. Joseph’s Edgewater area, along Ridgeway, and into Tiscornia Park. Chip timing will be used for fast and easy race results. Comfortable rocking chairs will be available for spectators throughout the morning along the edge of the course. Individuals or groups may choose to sponsor a rocker with a suggested donation of $150.

Registration for Run, Walk and Rock has opened, with discounted rates available for early sign-ups. Those interested in learning more and registering can visit or call (269) 983-2707

Run/Walk Registration:

• $25 if registered by March 31

• $30 if registered from April 1 to 30

• $35 if registered from May 1 to 16 (not guaranteed a t-shirt)

• $40 if registered on May 17 or 18 (7:00 to 8:15 a.m. on May 18); (not guaranteed a t-shirt)

Lory’s Place is a Grief Healing and Education Center of Caring Circle. With professional bereavement staff and trained volunteers, Lory’s Place provides regularly scheduled age-appropriate support group sessions that allow children and adults to interact with peers who have suffered similar experiences. There is no charge for the services that Lory’s Place provides. Those interested in learning more about Lory’s Place can call (269) 983-2707 or (800) 717-3812, or visit