Welcome to the 13th Minnesota Hope & Hearts 5K Run/ Memorial Walk event site!

The Hope & Hearts Run/Walk takes place on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at Bunker Hills Regional Park!

Please sign-in to your account or create a new account so you can register and start creating your Team page and help make this event a success!

New to Hope & Hearts? Here's some helpful event info!

This is a memorial event and fundraiser for Missing GRACE. Bereaved parents can share the story of their baby or child by creating a Team Page through this site. They can then share their page to help raise awareness about pregnancy and infant loss and raise the funds through their page to support the mission of Missing GRACE Foundation.

With your help, this annual fundraiser raises the funding needed for the Foundation to provide free support and resources for bereaved, infertile, and adoptive families in Minnesota and across the nation!!

Together through this event we are...

“Remembering & Saving Lives of Babies.”

Online Registration Closes at 11:59pm on Thursday, September 13th and prize winners for Top 3 Teams and Youth Fundraiser are determined by totals shown on the Leaderboard at that same time.

Ways to Give & Get Involved:

Thank you for joining us on our special day!

Run. Walk. Give Families Hope!

About the Organization

Missing GRACE Foundation’s mission is to provide support, resources and education for families and professional care providers when there is loss of a baby, infertility or adoption challenges. We offer hope and healing opportunities to G.R.A.C.E. – Grieve, Restore, Arise, Commemorate and Educate.

Missing GRACE Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit public charity and the EIN is 56-2593479

For more info visit www.MissingGRACE.org

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Event Schedule and Registration Options

 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM--

Onsite Registration and Check-in for Pre-registered is OPEN

9:00 AM--

Registration and Check-in closes

7:00 AM to 11:00 AM--

Refreshments, music, Emcees Dan Cole "Common Man" from KFAN and Wendie Pett, T-shirt personalization, HeART Work, memorial wall, crazy hair, and Steps for Hope signs

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM--

Vendor / Exhibitor tables are open

9:00 AM - 5K TIMED RUN

(13 & older) $25.00 pre-reg/ $30.00 onsite


(Age 13+) $25.00 pre-reg/ $30.00 onsite


(12 & younger - FREE with registered adult!)


(12 & younger) $10.00 pre-reg/ $12.00 onsite


(13 & older- NOT RUNNING/ NOT WALKING) - $25.00 pre-reg/ $30.00 onsite

10:45 AM--

Prizes and Presentation

11:00 AM--

Commemoration Ceremony with Hearts to Heaven Balloon Release. Baby names read.


The registration fee is required for entrance and participation to the event (water, coffee and refreshments, entertainment, the run/walk and balloon for the Hearts to Heaven Balloon release, are all included in the registration fee).   

The Run is a Timed 5K event and finish times are posted afterwards by the stage and online.
The Memorial Walk is 3.8K in length and uses the same path as the Run.

ages 12 and under can attended the event for FREE when participating with a registered adult in the Memorial Walk, but they must still be registered by a parent or guardian and have a waiver completed by their parent/ guardian.

*T-shirt information

Children receive an event T-shirt, when they are registered for the Kids' Fun Dash ($10) OR when they are purchased in the online store.

September 8th, 2018 is the cut-off date for receiving an Event T-shirt with your registration and for ordering additional shirts from the online store.

HeART Work

Back again this year, HeART Work! After the positive feed back received regarding our river rock painting in 2017, we decided to have another memorial craft for this year's event!  We will be creating "Mason Jar Memorials" in pavillion 3.  Please stop by!


Awards & Prizes

1. 5K Run Top Male Finisher
2. 5K Run Top Female Finisher
3. 1st Place Team Fundraisers
4. 2nd Place Team Fundraisers
5. 3rd Place Team Fundraisers
6. Youngest Top Fundraisers (17 years and younger who raised the most funds)

To qualify for prizes: Youth 17 and younger must register with Missing GRACE by calling 763-497-0709 and have a parent or guardian help to set up their Fundraising page here on QGiv.

*Winners are determined by the totals listed on the Leaderboard on this page on Thursday September 13th at 11:59PM. Both online and offline totals that the Team Captain has entered on their page are honored.

When you donate to sponsor a Team or Individual that is walking or running at a Hope & Hearts event, you help Missing GRACE Foundation in continuing to fulfill its mission to serve grieving, infertile and adoptive families in need of support and resources.


Event Location: Bunker Hills Regional Park in Coon Rapids.


There are 2 entrances to the park, however, the North entrance gatehouse is closest to the pavilions #3 and #2 where the Hope & Hearts event takes place.
North Entrance:
Bunker Lake Blvd (also called Country Rd 116)
Enter into park at County Park Road A.

All participants must check-in at the Registration Station Pavilion #2, and complete the waiver. This includes both pre-registered and onsite registrants.

The Course-- The run and walk take place on the same path and the paths are mostly paved, however, there are areas that have sand, gravel/ rock, which can be difficult for rollerblades, scooters and some wheelchairs.

Everyone is welcome to participate though! Dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash and you must pick up after them.

A $5 parking fee is charged and collected by Anoka County Parks per car at the gate entrances to the park. Seasonal park pass holders do not have to pay this fee.