“For the Love of Lindsey” 5K: Saturday, September 3, 2016

Since the year my sister passed away, I have had the idea of organizing a 5k Run/Walk in her memory. It was a dream that became a reality in 2011 at the first annual “For the Love of Lindsey” Memorial Race. The preparations for this year’s race are already underway.

For years, I ran the streets of this very race, praying for my sister’s cancer to disappear. Following her passing I ran those same streets in grief, attempting to breathe through the sobs.

Today, I run those streets in memory of her. Each block has its story and memories. We lived our whole lives in that small town and when I run through those streets it is there where I believe she is running right beside me.


For the Love of Lindsey 5K is a memorial Run to honor and celebrate the life of Lindsey Marie Popelas who was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in the fall of 2001 and lost this battle on January 3, 2006.

During her short life she touched many lives with her ability to see the good in others, to focus on the positive, to be a friend to the unfriended and to love God no matter what the test results revealed.

In the midst of treatments she began her college education at California University of Pennsylvania in hopes of becoming an elementary school teacher. During her fight, many people gathered in prayer, sent cards and supported not only to her but our whole family through the most trying time of our lives.

The hope of organizing this type of race is to honor and celebrate Lindsey’s life, as well as to honor and celebrate those who played a role in helping us through this storm, a storm that continues, for although 10 years have passed, we still do not have our Lindsey.


Day / Time
Saturday, September 3th, 2016

Stockdale Firehall Parking Lot, Stockdale, PA 15483

Race Day
Arrive early if you plan to register on Race Day. Furthermore, there will be a Raffle-auction and tickets can be purchased prior to the race as well.

Lil’ Pickle Fun Run starts at 9:00 am
Runners start at 9:30 am
Walkers start at 9:35 am

Kid’s Fun Run
Each child that is registered for the Fun Run will receive a T-Shirt and receive a special pickle award when crossing the finish line.