Run, Walk, Rock

2017 Run, Walk, Rock

We are excited to announce the annual Lory's Place Run, Walk, and Rock will be held along the beautiful sandy beaches of St. Joseph and Benton Harbor, Michigan on Saturday, May 20th, 2017. Chaired for the 13th year by Christine Borah. This family event includes the 5K Run and Walk races, the Restful Rocking Chair Rock, and the Champions for Children Challenge.


Register for the 5K Run or 5k Walk online or download and mail-in the 2017 registration form.

Rocking Chair Sponsorship

Would you like to honor or remember an important person in your life? For a donation of $150.00 you can sponsor one of Lory's Place's signature white rocking chairs. Rocker sponsors can design a dedication sign that they can hang on the rocking chair during the race. Rocker sponsorship's are due on or before May 12. Sign up to sponsor a rocking chair.

Sponsorship Opportunities

If you are a business or organization looking for a way to receive significant pre- and post-event publicity including recognition in local media and on event posters and signage, and prominent placement on participant and commemorative t-shirts being a 2017 Run, Walk, and Rock Event Sponsor might be what you are looking for.

You can print and complete the 2017 Sponsorship form and mail with payment to Lory's Place, 445 Upton Drive, St. Joseph, MI 49085 or use your credit card and complete the online form. Sponsorship deadline for print materials is April 1st.

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Thank you, McLoughlin Family Foundation, for helping grieving children and adults find hope, strength and healing, by presenting the 13th Annual Run, Walk & Rock!



Thank you to our 2017 Run, Walk, and Rock Event Sponsors

Honor Credit Union
Midwest Family Broadcasting
Starks Family Funeral Home
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Abonmarche Consultants, Inc.
Active for Andy! In Memory of Andy Weber and Conner VanAntwerp
J.C. and Nancy Anderson
Berecz & Associates, PLC
Brammall Industrial Supply
Jim and Judy Czanko
Edgewater Resources
Pat Forbes
Great Lakes Heart and Vascular Institute

Great Lakes Sports Medicine & Concussion Clinic

Hoffmann Die Cast
Bill and Jane Marohn
North Shore Manufacturing
In Memory of Brian, Mitchell and 
    Abby Pietenpol
Barb and Diane Radewald
Silver Beach Pizza

Marcie Schalon
Paul and Rose Suchovsky Charitable Trust 
St. Joseph Lions Club

Vail Rubber Works
Alton and Millie Wendzel


NEW this year...Friends and Neighbors Challenge

Gather your colleagues, neighbors, family, friends, running or walking group! The group with the
largest number of entrants registered under its name will receive a certificate for bragging rights during the post-race awards ceremony. (Sorry, no group discounts, but the earlier you register, the less you pay!) Be sure to tell us your creative group name on the registration form.


Champions for Children Challenge

Students, teachers, staff and administrators are invited to represent their school in either the 5K walk or run! The school that has the most participants will be presented the “Champions for Children” traveling trophy and $500.00 from Honor Credit Union and a pizza party provided by Pizza Hut

2016 Champions for Children Winner Upton Middle School Pictured left to right; Tanya Urias, Honor Credit Union, Lisa Bartoszek, Director of Lory's Place, 
Upton Middle School Students/Staff and Chad Mandarino, Principal of Upton Middle School.

Your generosity can make a difference.