Race For Big Dreams Memorial Run

Stinson Park in Aksarben Village
Omaha, NE 68106

Running > 5k, Walking

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Event Description

This event is a 5K run in memory of JJ Sund to benefit Children’s Respite Care Center (CRCC). CRCC is dedicated to boosting child growth and development through innovative care that prioritizes physical, mental, emotional and intellectual wellbeing. CRCC’s state of the art facilities and expert team create an inclusive environment where every child can flourish.

JJ was introduced into the CRCC family in May 2017, where he quickly wrapped the staff around his little fingers. It didn’t take long for the classroom staff and therapists to look forward to the smiles and giggles he offered. He made new friends quickly. Each staff member looked forward to seeing him and celebrated all of the milestones that JJ achieved! In November of 2017, JJ was diagnosed with a rare neuromuscular condition, which affected many of the systems in his body. JJ’s doctors, as well as the CRCC staff, helped us navigate the curveballs thrown in JJ’s direction. But even that didn’t stop JJ in achieving his milestones, as he grew up and began preschool in the fall of 2020.

The CRCC staff became part of JJ’s family, for which we are forever grateful. They were equally affected by his passing on Labor Day 2020. Our goal is to honor JJ’s legacy and memory, as he left a deep mark on those around him. He lived fully and abundantly, loving on others. He was smart, knew that he needed others for his quality of life, but that’s not why he loved how he did. JJ’s joy was a part of him, that he let others see. Thank you for being a part of this event, to help us honor JJ’s beautiful legacy! 

This event includes a timed 5k, untimed 5k and a 1-mile family fun walk. Virtual participation is also an option.

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