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Race to Remember 2014

I am so excited about the Race to Remember that benefits my non-profit Mamie's Poppy Plates.  We have so many new things in the works and are thrilled with all the new support we are getting this year from the medical community.  The afternoon is filled with fun, food and family time.  Anyone can come out even if you haven't had a loss.  It is a great event to spend with your family and support a awesome cause.  It is going to another great race I know it!
- Sarah

  • The Race to Remember course, at Dickey Stephen's Park in North Little Rock, AR, is 5K certified.
  • Timed by Ken McSpadden
  • Run or walk our family friendly race
  • Not a runner?  Support our mission by participating as a virtual runner
  • Form a team to walk/run in memory of a baby.  Blank bibs will be provided at registration
  • Honor the memory of a baby by participating in the biodegradable balloon release at the start of the race.
  • The Race to Remember course, at Dickey Stephen's Park in North Little Rock, AR, is 5K certified.
  • Race Route


Race to Remember shirts are guaranteed to the first 500 participants, so register now!


  • Overall
  • Male and Female, first three finishers
  • Hand Painted Plate with name and finishing time

Age Groups

Male and Female, first three finishers in the following age groups: 0-9, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Hand Painted tiles

Runner Amenities

  • Each participant will receive a goodie bag
  • Race results will be posted on and

Pre Race Party

  • Balloon Release
  • Food/Beverages
  • Live Music 
  • Door Prizes!!
  • Activities for kids of all ages including face painting, jump houses and more!! 

Our Mission

Mamie's Poppy Plates is a donation supported non-profit whose mission is to provide tangible mementos to families who suffer stillbirth or infant death. Our keepsake plates, given to affected families at no charge, are customized with the baby's footprints, name, and birth information. Mamie's Poppy Plates exists not to fill the impossible void of loss but to serve as a timeless reminder of their baby's brief yet profound life. 

Third Annual Race to Remember

Race to Remember is our third annual 5k. It will take place at Dickey Stephens Park in North Little Rock, Arkansas on June 14, 2014, which is Mamie’s birthday weekend and the fourth anniversary of Mamie’s Poppy Plates. All proceeds from the race will benefit Arkansas families who experience infant loss.
Families who lose children rarely, if ever, get at opportunity to publicly recognize their baby. race to remember gives them a chance to join together for a special occasion in memory of that special child. At our first race we anticipated about 300 registrants, but we were overjoyed to have 2,000 people in attendance from Arkansas and surrounding states. the $45,000 we raised has helped us expand by serving families in other states, purchasing our own kiln, hiring dedicated painters, and shipping all plates directly to families. Given last years' enormous response, we expect to have an even larger turnout this year. As we move into 2014, we hope that, with your help, we'll continue to grow so that we can serve even more families across the state and the country.

Run/Walk In Memory

Run solo or form a team to walk or run in memory of a lost child. Blank bibs will be provided to acknowledge your loved one. Honor the memory of your child by participating in the biodegradable balloon release at the start of the race.


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