It's called Cooper's Run.
It is in honor of this little boy.
He unexpectedly died July 31, 2009 at just 4 years old.
This run was started by his loving family for three reasons.
First, to honor Cooper by turning the anniversary of his death into a yearly tradition where they are surrounded by friends, family and community engaged in a good cause.
Second, they want to bring attention toward and say "thank you" to all of the City of Orem and EMS workers everywhere who act with so much reverence, respect, and compassion during these difficult situations.
Third, they would like to raise money a scholarship for other 3 and 4 year olds who could not otherwise afford it, be able to attend "Learning Dynamics" -- the preschool Cooper attended and loved.
will be July 31, 2010.
There will be a 5K as well as a family/kid's fun run.
The 5K will begin at 9:00 a.m.
and the Fun Run will begin at 10:00 a.m.
There will be otter pops at the end of the run, as well as an outdoor band and up-close look at some of Orem's police fire and rescue vehicles.
And, if all goes well....a visit from the AirMed helicopter.
Go here for all of the race details and registration information.
Come help a family honor this sweet boy and create something good.