|Run for Randy is an annual event held in memory and celebration of the life of Randy Palya. Randy was a 9 year old boy who, after a courageous battle with brain stem cancer, passed away in February 2004. Randy’s strength, courage and faith have been an inspiration to his family, friends and community.The event is a 3 mile run/walk held at Horsefair Park in Spring Grove, IL.
Registration fee is $15 for adults, $10 for children (14 and younger), or $50 for a family.
Proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation, Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation, Richmond/Spring Grove Food Pantry, Turning Point, Rainbows, Home of the Sparrow, Mainstay Therapeutic Riding Program, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of McHenry County, and many more local charities, as well as supporting the Randy Palya Memorial Scholarship providing soccer, baseball, softball and basketball scholarships for families in need of assistance.
Participants receive a “Run for Randy” tee shirt, a thank you gift, refreshments, and a warm feeling in their heart, knowing they have done something wonderful in memory of Randy! This event has grown over the years, and with YOUR HELP it can continue to grow, allowing Randy’s undying spirit to touch the lives of many special children!
We hope you will join us this year for the RUN FOR RANDY!
The Palya Family