Hawks News · 7th Annual Joana’sMiles 5k Run/Walk & 1 Mile Fun Run – Virtual Edition


Joana McKeoun graduated from Heritage in 2010 and passed away in 2013 after a five-year battle with brain cancer. Her mom established the Joana D. McKeoun Memorial Scholarship through the Saginaw Community Foundation which has been awarded annually to a Heritage senior. The main fundraiser for this scholarship is a 5k Walk/Run & 1 mile Fun Run, which is very fitting since Joana was an avid cross country runner for Heritage and White Pine.

However, due to COVID-19,  this year’s race has been changed to a virtual format. Here is how it works:

Registration is online for only $5.00 per participant at the following link: https://www.raceentry.com/7th-annual-joanasmiles-runwalk-and-1-mile-fun-run/race-information?fbclid=IwAR0NLTQUf8WRnpgWCjv0uRQZjxG6KAdOQAiRmyAGoFxCtOxaVxwfD6H94tQ

Once you are registered, you will get an email with a link to record your time (recording your time is of course totally voluntary!). Run or walk the distance you signed up for anytime between the time you register and August 1, 2020 at midnight and virtually support Joana’s scholarship!

A  Google map will also be listed to show where all of our supporters are participating from…and it is an international event! We have participants from the U.S., England, and Germany, and we are hoping to fill up the map some more!

As of yesterday we’ve gone Hollywood….last night actress and singer Hilary Duff and her assistant signed up! This would be a huge deal for Joana since she was the biggest Hilary Duff fan you could imagine!!

Let’s make some lemonade out of the lemons we were dealt this year and have fun with the virtual edition of Joana’sMiles!