A Grace-Filled Journey 5K Set For Aug. 31 In Hillsboro


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.


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