The Movement – A 5K Run & 2mi Family Walk for Crohn’s & Colitis

Holyoke, MA, USA
11 Jun, 2022 (Sat)


3.1 mi


2 mi

About the event

Join us Saturday June 11th for The Movement – A 5K Run & 2mi Family Walk for Crohn’s & Colitis

8AM Registration Open

9AM 5K Start/9:15AM 2 Mile Walk Start

$30 (increase to $35 on 6/5) - 16 and under $15 (increase to $20 on 6/5)

My name is Shawna and I am on a mission to make a difference for people whose lives have been impacted by Crohn’s Disease and/or Colitis. I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease in 2018 and it just about broke me, physically and mentally. I was finding out at a young age that I had a progressive disease with no known cure, and that I would have to be on medication for the rest of my life.

I found myself feeling very alone after receiving this diagnosis. Although I was working closely with my doctors and had a fantastic support system, no one was truly able to understand what I was going through. I have since made peace with my diagnosis and have accepted it as a part of my life.

Last year I was wondering how I could help others like me. I scoured the internet for any type of fundraiser or volunteering I could do in support of this disease. I quickly realized that there was nothing available in our local area. It was during this time that I discovered the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, which is a national organization that has a fantastic website and offers so much support to those with a Crohn’s or Colitis diagnosis.

My mission is to have a local fundraiser that will raise awareness, get people connected, give people an opportunity to be a part of something that affects them or their loved ones, and raise funds to donate to this foundation. This will help to ensure continued resources for years to come and maybe one day there could be a cure to this dreadful disease.

We’d love to have you and your family join us for a fun day at Ashley Reservoir and help us make a difference. For additional ways to participate or donate to the cause, we are welcoming sponsors to help support our event. For more information on available sponsorship packages, please send an email to [email protected]. Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you at the event!

Races offered by this event


11 Jun, 2022 (Sat) - 09:00
3.1 mi
On site

2 Mile Walk

11 Jun, 2022 (Sat) - 09:15
2 mi