The Heber Valley Memorial Run will be held on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 2016. This charity event will benefit an organization, family, or individual in need in the Heber Valley community. We invite you and your friends & families to join us for this fun run/walk event on this special holiday. If you are not able to join us for the event and you want to help in another way, visit our Sponsors page.
Memorial Day is a time to reflect on those that are no longer with us. The goal of this event is to honor those people by raising money to help others. Participants have the chance to run or walk in honor of a person(s). A board will be available to write messages or post a picture to honor those special people. Participants can also wear a memorial shirt, hat, etc. in memory of a loved one.
In 2016, the funds raised will benefit Wasatch County Parks & Recreation – the local recreation organization for our community. The money raised will be used to install benches along trails and at parks. The Parks & Rec group does so many wonderful things for our community. Our entire family has benefited greatly from their contributions. Val Draper, one of the people we honor with this event, was very passionate about recreation and even worked at the Rec Center until he passed away. He would love to see more support for this group. Click here to read more.
In 2015, the funds raised benefited The Horse of Many Colors. Specifically, the money was used to help individuals and families in Heber Valley who are dealing with cancer and need help. Click here to read more.
In 2014, the funds raised benefited the Wasatch Community Foundation. The money raised will be able to support 4 generous scholarships for students in the community who want to further their education. Those scholarships will be awarded in May, 2015. Click here to read more.
In 2013, the funds benefited the local hospital, which has almost reaching it’s goal to open a dialysis center. This will be the first along the Wasatch Back. Click here to read more.
This event is organized in memory of Val, Kathy, and Quincy Draper, who passed away in May 2012. Click here to read more about their story.