Gertude's Glory Family 5k

Participate by 11/25 - 11/29/2023

(race date estimated)

Gertude's Glory Family 5k Race Description

Gertrude’s Glory Family 5k virtual run is an annual event organized to celebrate the life and legacy of Gertrude, a remarkable individual who had a deep love for animals, served as a foster parent for over 50 children, and possessed a diverse range of talents and skills.

Born on November 29th, Gertrude lived a life dedicated to making a positive impact on the world around her. Her love for animals was evident in her commitment to animal welfare and advocacy. She actively volunteered at local animal shelters, participated in rescue missions, and supported various organizations working towards the protection and well-being of animals. Gertrude believed that every creature deserved love, care, and respect, and she strived to create awareness about animal rights through her actions.

In addition to her passion for animals, Gertrude was also known for her role as a foster parent. Over the course of her life, she opened her home and heart to more than 50 children in need of temporary care and support. Gertrude provided them with a safe and nurturing environment, offering guidance, love, and stability during challenging times. Her dedication as a foster parent touched the lives of many children, leaving a lasting impact on their futures.

Gertrude’s talents extended beyond her love for animals and fostering. She was a true Jane of all trades, excelling in various fields and pursuits. She was an accomplished dancer, captivating audiences with her grace and skill on stage. Whether it was ballet, contemporary dance, tap dance or any other form of expression through movement, Gertrude’s performances were always mesmerizing.

Throughout her life, Gertrude embraced new challenges and opportunities with enthusiasm. She constantly sought to expand her knowledge and skills by immersing herself in different areas of interest. From clothes making/design to cooking, gardening to carpentry, Gertrude had an insatiable curiosity that led her to explore numerous hobbies and crafts. Her versatility and willingness to learn made her a true inspiration to those around her.

Sadly, Gertrude passed away on August 28, 2023, leaving behind a legacy of love, compassion, and dedication. The Gertrude’s Glory Family 5k virtual run was established as a way to honor her memory and continue her mission of making a positive impact in the world. Participants from all walks of life plan to come together to run or walk the 5k distance in their own neighborhoods, raising funds for causes close to Gertrude’s heart, such as animal welfare and foster care support.

The virtual nature of the run will allow people from all over the world to participate, fostering a sense of unity and community despite physical distances. Participants would complete the 5k at their own pace and time, using GPS tracking apps or fitness devices to record their progress. The event also encourages participants to share their experiences and photos on social media platforms using the hashtag #GertrudesGlory5k, creating a virtual gallery of support and celebration.

The Gertrude’s Glory Family 5k virtual run will become an annual tradition that not only celebrated Gertrude’s life but also inspired others to embrace their passions, make a difference in their communities, and spread love and kindness to both animals and humans alike.

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    Gertude's Glory Family 5k

  • Location: Anywhere
  • Race Dates: 11/25 - 11/29/2023 (race date estimated)
  • Categories:
    • Individual 5K
    • Family 5K

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