Lei Lei's 5K and One Mile Memory Walk was formed by Landen and Missy Holmes to honor their memory of their 5-year-old daughter, Leightyn Nan Holmes.  On August 6, 2010, Leightyn was diagnosed with a brain tumor.  Less than 24 hours later, she went to dance and sing with Jesus.  Leightyn's Lifesong has had a profound effect on people's lives since her passing, and this event is a big part of her continuing legacy.   

All funds raised by Lei Lei's 5K Run and Memory Walk go to support the While We're Waiting ministry.  

A really amazing feature of this race is the One Mile Memory Walk.  Bereaved parents (or grandparents,

family members, or friends) have the opportunity to sponsor a section of this mile in memory of a child

or children in Heaven.

Sponsorship of the One Mile Memory Walk is $100, and includes:

-- A sign with the child's name, including a special quote or verse, as well as the child's picture, which will be placed along the memory mile route.  This sign cam be taken home with you after the race; and if you live too far away to attend, it will be mailed to you.

-- The child's name will also be included on the back of the race shirt.  (Must sponsor by 4/17/19 to get child's name on shirt)

-- One free race shirt.  Additional shirts can be purchased by Memory Mile sponsors for just $10.00 each.  (Must be registered by 4/17/19 to be guaranteed a shirt.)

-- One free race entry.

If there are additional people in your party who would like to walk in the Memory Mile or run in the 5K, there is a separate registration for that.  Please click here  to register!! 

Here is a video from last year's Memory Mile ...

Don't forget to click HERE to make your $100 donation to sponsor the Memory Mile  

and click HERE to register to walk in the Mile or run in the 5K.  

May 4, 2019 -- 8:30 a.m. 

​Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center

8300 Wells Lake Road, Fort Smith, Arkansas


 If you would like to sponsor the One Mile Memory Walk in memory of a child, please complete the form below. and click HERE to make your $100 donation. 

Remember, the deadline to sponsor the Memory Mile and have a sign with your child's picture is Wednesday, April 17! 


Lei Lei's 5K and One Mile Memory Walk