May 2, 2020 – 8:00 a.m.
Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center
8300 Wells Lake Road, Fort Smith, Arkansas
Lei Lei’s 5K and Memory Mile is an annual event that raises funds for the While We’re Waiting ministry. It is always held on the first Saturday in May and was established in memory of 5-year-old Leightyn Nan Holmes, the daughter of Landen and Missy Holmes. Leightyn was diagnosed with a brain tumor on August 6, 2010, and less than 24 hours later, she went to sing and dance with Jesus. Leightyn’s Lifesong has had a profound effect on people’s lives since her passing, and this event is a big part of her continuing legacy.
A really amazing feature of this race is the One Mile Memory Walk. Bereaved parents (or grandparents, family members, or friends) have the opportunity to sponsor a section of this mile in memory of a child or children in Heaven.
Video of last year’s Memory Mile …
Sponsorship of the One Mile Memory Walk is $100, and includes:
— A sign with the child’s name and picture, which will be placed along the Memory Mile route. The sponsor can also choose to add a special quote, verse, or saying to the sign. This sign can be taken home with you after the race; and if you live too far away to attend, it will be mailed to you.
— The child’s name will be included on the back of the race t-shirt. (Must sponsor by 4/14/20 to get child’s name on shirt.)
— One free race shirt is included with your sponsorship. Additional shirts can be purchased by Memory Mile sponsors for just $10.00 each. (Must sponsor by 4/14/20 to be guaranteed a shirt.)
— One free 5K/Memory Mile entry is included with your sponsorship.