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Walk, Run,or Krall 13.1 miles.  All Ages are welcome.  The race will be held on August 21st, 2021 and will begin and end at Walsh Field in Two Rivers, Wisconsin.

Lenita was passionate about running.  So passionate she organized the Krall Half Marathon as an unofficial fun run with her friends.  The first Krall Half Marathon was hosted in March of 2014, followed by annual events in 2015 and 2016.  She was unable to continue after her diagnosis of breast cancer.  Now her friends and family are picking up where she left off, with the hopes of continuing something that she loved.

In memory of Lenita, we would be honored if you, your friends, and loved ones would join us in the Krall Half Marathon, bringing people together, just as Lenita would have loved to do.

Lenita’s Story

Lenita was a wife and mom of 4 children.  She had an incredibly infectious smile and a passionate love for all she put her mind to, whether that was running, crocheting, quilting, homeschooling, playing hilarious pranks, or telling jokes.  She was vibrant and kind, many times going out of her way to welcome, include, and bring people together.

In the Summer of 2017 Lenita was told she had stage 4 breast cancer. In the following months, Lenita set her time and energy fighting this disease with as much vigor as she did with anything else she set her mind to.  By fall, the cancer had grown more severe, spreading to her bones. She travelled away from home to seek various treatments and doctors, she researched options endlessly, and vowed to do whatever it took to defeat this disease.  In December of 2017, Lenita found herself in excruciating pain and unable to move.  By then, the cancer had spread to her spine and she had broken her back.  Many thought that she would never leave the hospital.  

With the help of prayer, coupled with Lenita’s ever-positive attitude and willingness to fight, she battled her way out of the hospital in January of 2018.  By  August 2018, Lenita recovered enough that she ran in one last half marathon.  She was a fierce fighter, resilient and an overcomer.

Lenita's will to live was extremely strong.  She wasn’t one to talk much about her cancer, or about death.  She didn’t want the cancer to define her, or take away from who she was before it came into her life. As Lenita went through the hardest times, she constantly reached out and gave of herself to others.

Lenita lost the race with cancer, but she did not lose the ultimate race in life.  On August 24th, 2020 Lenita went home to be with her Saviour, whom she held near to every step of the way.  Lenita made the most of every moment.  

Please join with us to celebrate the legacy Lenita left behind. She would be overjoyed to have a race held in her honor, bringing people together for the shared love of running and enjoying the company of others!

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