As the Lyons Township community approaches one year of mourning Kelli O’Laughlin, the Indian Head Park teen slain in her home late last October, her family and the Kelli Joy O’Laughlin Memorial Fund have announced a race event for November 11 to benefit the fund.
“As we mark one year since Kelli’s passing, we have been inspired by her everlasting spirit,” said Kelli’s mother Brenda in a press release. “We strive to keep her zest for life alive in our own pursuits to make our communities a better place, one neighbor and one block at a time.”
The “Run for Kelli” event, a 5k run (three miles) on LT’s cross-country course, will be held Nov. 11 at Lyons Township High School South Campus in Western Springs, with four start times from 7:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m., each with up to 250 runners. A one-mile walk and a 50-yard dash for children will also be available.
Registration is $25 ($15 for the one-mile walk.) Electronic timing, prizes, T-shirts and stuffed bears will be provided to participants.
Interested runners can find more information about the event or register here.