Although Sasha’s Run was originally founded to remember our son, Sasha, who lived for 24 days before suddenly passing on Christmas Eve in 2016, Sasha’s Superhero Run has become about many other children and babies, who left this world before their time, and about their parents. We adopted the theme of the Superheros in order to honor all parents who had to say a final excruciating good bye to their child — because, as we all know too well, sometimes it takes superhero strengths to go on without your child.

During Sasha’s Run, we will recognize the families of the children who died with a special ribbon. In addition, before the start of the race, we will have a small memorial ceremony to honor the memory of our children. We will read their names out loud and then will do a giant soap bubbles release ceremony together (just like a balloon release, only more wildlife friendly).

Finally, we encourage the families who had lost a child to participate in Sasha’s Run in memory of their child. When you, your family and friends register for the 5K run or walk, you can form a team to honor your angel or heavenly superhero. The team with the largest amount of 5K participants will receive a $200 donation to a charity of their choice.

With kids regards,

Olya Prevo-White and Chris White

Sasha’s parents and the race directors