Jacob McKay Memorial (virtual) Races for Children’s Hospital

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The Second Annual Jacob McKay Memorial (virtual) Races for Children’s Hospital

Run/walk one or more distances in May to raise funds for the LHSC Children’s Hospital for the lowly “entrance fee” of a $5 (or more) donation to the hospital.  100% of entry fees will go to the hospital.  For fun, fitness, and/or friendly competition.  But mostly, to support a great cause!

Your donation gives you access to run one or more events from May 20th through 22nd.  You may run or walk on roads, trails, and/or treadmills (or backyards, living rooms, etc.)

Last year’s event raised $1395 for Children’s Hospital!

For complete details, check out the Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/jacobsraces


– Kids, 100 metres , 250 metres, 1 km, 2.5 km, 5 km
– Adults, 1 km walk, 1 km run, 5 km, 10 km, 15 km, half-marathon (21.1 km), 30 km, marathon (42.2 km), 50 km

Backstory: In 2014, our son, Jacob Carter McKay, was born stillborn as a result of Potter’s Syndrome, days after I completed my first marathon. In memory of Jacob, I am running 100 miles/160km at the Happy Trails Racing Foxtail Hundred rail trail race this August to raise money for the London Children’s Hospital.


1) Make your donation to the Children’s Hospital through this link DONATE NOW

2) You will receive a tax receipt via email.

3) Email the receipt to me at neilgordonmckay@gmail.com as proof of entry. Please use the title “memorial run” for your email.

4) Along with your receipt, please include your name, the distance(s), your location, and age. You may register more than one person with your donation. Please ensure you have donated a minimum of $5 for each person, and that you also include the requested information for them as well.

Any questions, please contact me via email

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