From a very early age, Elora had a variety of special needs. Despite her physical difficulties, Elora loved 5K races. Although she would complete the course long after the other runners crossed the finish line, this never kept her from encouraging others along the way. She brought out the best in others, and the Elora’s H.O.P.E. Fund, created in her name and spirit, wants to continue this tall order.

Elorapalooza was started to raise funds in memory of Elora Geier. We have had 11 successful Elorapaloozas with over 400 people participating each year and many local businesses, including Allegheny Health Network, supporting our cause. These events have raised more than $170,000 to benefit the Elora’s H.O.P.E. Fund. The Fund supports blood cancer research, provides scholarship funds for local students majoring in Special Education and now also makes grants to cover non-medical needs of cancer patients and their families.

2017 marks our 12th Annual Elorapalooza 5K/1-Mile Walk, Run or Lollygag, which will take place on Sunday, July 30, 2017 at the North Park Lodge (NEW LOCATION), starting at 8:30 AM. This year, we’ve expanded the event to include a 5-mile race and Kids’ Fun Run.

All abilities are welcome! Race Day Registration and Packet Pickup opens at 7:00 am at the lodge. The post-race awards ceremony and free picnic for participants and their families will take place at the lodge.

Elorapalooza race participants are highly encouraged to pre-register by July 1, 2017. Even if you told us on FaceBook that you’ll be at this year’s event, don’t forget to complete your registration! Those who register by July 15 will be guaranteed a free T-shirt. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

Even if you cannot attend this year’s event, you can still support this great cause through your online donation.

Interested in Becoming a Sponsor?

Individuals or companies interested in becoming a 2017 Elorapalooza sponsor are invited to visit our Sponsorship Page for complete details.

Check out the Eloraplooza photo gallery and see how much fun we have while making a difference in people’s lives. Visit our Facebook page to see more photos.

Visit our 2016 Sponsors’ page and show your appreciation for their ongoing support.

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