5th Annual Memorial Balloon Release & 5K Run/Walk


Releasing Grief & Celebrating Lives



The 5th Annual Memorial Balloon Release and 5K Run/Walk is Thursday, May 22nd! The Balloon Release  and 5K Run/Walk will take place at  Jordan Valley Park.  Last year, around 1,500 people attended the event. We released approximately 2,000 environmentally friendly balloons, each representing a life that is loved and missed. We had more than 600 5K participants, many running in memory of their loved ones. We are expecting another great turnout.

Balloon Pick Up/Sales will start at 5:45pm. We will have a short program and release balloons at 6:15pm. Please allow ample time to pick up balloons prior to the release. The 5K will start at 7:00pm.

To download a 5K Registration form, please click here or to register online click here.


For more information about the Memorial Banner, please click here.


For additional information  about the Balloon Release & 5K Run/Walk, please click here.


To see a list of 2014 memorials, click here.

To see a list of 2013 memorials, click here.




Funding for this project was provided in part by The Missouri Foundation for Health. The Missouri Foundation for Health is a philanthropic organization whose vision is to improve the health of the people in the communities it serves.