With less than one month to go, siblings Grace and Charlotte Herschelman of Hillsboro just signed up to participate in this year's A Grace-Filled Journey 5K and one-mile event on Saturday, Aug. 31, in Hillsboro.
This year's event will step off at 9 a.m. between Hillsboro High School and Hillsboro Junior High School.
Registration is now open, both online and in person, with registration forms available at The Journal-News offices in Hillsboro and Litchfield. Although registration forms will be accepted through the morning of the race, pre-registration by Aug. 16 is required to be guaranteed one of this year's race shirts.
In addition to the 5K and one-mile courses in Hillsboro, organizers are planning a wide variety of free, family-friendly activities, sure to excite kids of all ages.
All proceeds from this year's race will benefit the INADCure Foundation in honor of seven-year-old Grace Herschelman, the daughter of Kyle and Mary Herschelman of Hillsboro. Grace was diagnosed with INAD when she was just three years old. It's an ultra-rare genetic disorder for which there is no cure.
Registration for the 5K run and one-mile walk is $25 for adults and only $10 for kids. For those who can't attend the race in Hillsboro, organizers have also once again offered a virtual option, which allows for participation anywhere in the world. Virtual registration is $30 for adults and $15 for kids, which includes the postage to mail the race packets. Organizers are hoping once again to have representation in all 50 states.
This is not a timed event, but a fun way to spread INAD awareness and raise funds for continued INAD research.