The Julia Rusinek Memorial Fund holds an annual run and a
children's half-mile fun run to raise additional funds for charity and to commemorate Julia and
celebrate her love of sports.
Julia's Run for Children - April 13, 2014
The finish line was crossed by 257 adults and 47 children. The 2014 proceeds to LEAP total $12,333 ($10,500 from Julia Rusinek Memorial Fund; the rest was raised by LEAP from other sources). The proceeds to LEAP raised by Julia's Run since 2000 are $162,465.
Julia's Run for Children - April 14, 2013
We had 360 registrants and 300 runners crossing the finish line (263 + 37 Fun Run). A 13-year-old Brigid Selfors was the fastest women in 25:15! Using proceeds from the Run and other support we donated $15,000 to LEAP. LEAP also raised $2,000 from other run-related sponsorships. So far we gave a total of $149,600 to LEAP.
Julia's Run for Children - April 15, 2012
Julia's Run for Children - April 10, 2011
A record $16,500 raised for LEAP, $14,000 from JRMF, $2,500 from other sponsors
Julia's Run for Children - April 18, 2010
Julia's Run for Children - March 29, 2009
Men race record shattered ... Lucas Meyer wins in 19:44. Over $12,000 raised for LEAP.
Julia's Run for Children - April 13, 2008
A record $13,500 raised for LEAP! Weather: cool, partly sunny.
Julia's Run for Children - April 15, 2007
Late season nor'easter, hazardous weather, driving rain, wind advisory, flood warning -- not a big deal for our participants!
Julia's Run for Children - March 26, 2006
$9000 raised for LEAP. Weather: cool, partly sunny... 435 registrants... 281 runners finish the 4 mile run, 46 kids in the Fun Run...
Julia's Run for Children - April 10, 2005
$8500 raised for LEAP... 83 kids participate in the Fun Run... 321 registrants... both men and women race records broken ... Jarek Lazarowicz wins in 20:56 ... Shannon Duff broke the Run's women record in a 25:07 performance.
Julia's Run for Children - April 18, 2004
A record $8000 donation to LEAP... 55 kids participate in the Fun Run...
325 registrants... the fastest race so far, with winning time of 21:34
Julia's Run for Children - March 30, 2003
Weather: cool, windy, and rainy... 385 registrants... 320 runners/walkers crossed the finish line...
45 kids competed in the Fun Run... $6,000 in proceeds donated to LEAP...
Julia's Run for Children - April 14, 2002
4 Mile Run - March 25, 2001
5K Run - April 9, 2000
The first run was inaugurated on April 9, 2000 at Yale University in New Haven,
Connecticut and was an unqualified success. In spite of unseasonably
cool weather (and snow!) we attracted over 250 participants in the
5K run and 50 children in the fun run.
- The official run times
- A gallery of photos, submitted by participants
- Roza's speech at the conclusion of the run
- Article by Chris Omeltchenko