a day to celebrate

Many families are suffering from the opioid epidemic.
Today we want to raise awareness, and share hope and encouragement to those struggling.

Race Location & Description:


Please join us in the 5k Race, Virtual* 5K (Option) or Kids Dash for this great memory and enjoy the post race festivities including food and awards.

All proceeds go to Teen Challenge Rhode Island which is a part of Teen Challenge New England & New Jersey which provides adults, teens and families with an effective and comprehensive Christian faith-based solution, clinical counseling, and life-coaching for drugs, alcohol, and other life-controlling problems in order to become productive members of society.

Joseph P. McDonald, Esq. “JoJo” of Rocky Hill, CT, formerly of North Providence, RI passed away on Wednesday, September 14, 2016. He was 36 years old. Joe graduated from The University of Connecticut (2001). He received his law degree from Roger Williams University School of Law (2004) and founded McDonald Law Associates (2006). Joe built his law practice over the last 10 years in New Britain Connecticut. He was highly successful, which he attributed in a recent interview (The New Britain Herald), to very hard work, preparation, personality and appreciating the people who worked for him. Work was not the only factor that made him the widely and deeply loved person he was. He enjoyed life to the fullest; he is described by family, friends and colleagues as being positive, charismatic, funny, energetic, extremely loyal and loving. Family meant everything to him and he never met a person he didn’t consider a friend. The extent of his kindness and generosity toward people was overwhelming. When Joe discovered, whether friend or family was in need; he would step up to the plate immediately even if they never asked. He received great joy in giving and helping people. Joe recognized that God had blessed him abundantly and wanted to share his prosperity with others who were not as fortunate. Joe’s passion was practicing law and he was outstanding in his career. The legal community has lost a great attorney and the rest of the world has lost a great man.

5K Race will be timed & scored by The EMPIRE Timing Co. Visit our website for race results!

***This race will be RAIN OR SHINE, also note there are no refunds on registration and donations, Thank you **


Race Location:

Due to COVID-19 its a VIRTUAL RACE. Meaning you can do this ANYWHERE!!

Race Schedule, Cost & T-shirt:
Running – 10:00am – $30
Walking – 10:05am – $30
Kids Run – 9:30am – $10


All proceeds go to
Teen Challenge Rhode Island

Awards for 5K Runners ONLY:
Overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd place Male and Female
1st place in the following age groups:
10 & Under, 11-20, 21-30, 31-40, 41-50, 50 & above

*In the virtual race you can run at any location. You can walk, use the treadmill or run outside. Please share a photo with us after you run on our Facebook event.

Photos & Video From Our Past Events