Lara Teague Curry Memorial 5K & Kids Fun Run
Saturday, September 16, 2023
Trinity United Methodist Church
8:00 a.m.: Kids Fun Run
8:30 a.m.: 5K
In cooperation with Douglas Freeman High School, the Henrico Education Foundation, River Road Church, Baptist, Third Church, and Trinity UMC, Henrico Mental Health and Development Services and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention the Lara Teague Curry Memorial 5K will be hosted at Trinity UMC on Saturday, September 16th.
A Memorial Fund at the Henrico Education Foundation has been established by the Teague and Curry families with the sole purpose to support students in Henrico County. Proceeds from the 5K will benefit the Lara Teague Curry Memorial Fund.
- Run/Walk Registration: $30/person
- Family Registration (6 Attendees): $65
- Kids Fun Run: $5/kid
Kids Fun Run & Kids Fun Zone:
The Kids Fun Run will take off at 8AM. This quick run safely goes around the Trinity UMC campus. Following the Fun Run, there will be a kids fun zone for all ages with hands-on activities and creative expression. This area will surely engage kids!
Volunteers are needed the day of the race to assist on the course, with registration, and with snacks and drinks. Sign up here!
Word of mouth and personal invitations are the best form of promotion, as well as social media awareness. RSVP to the Facebook event and share the event. On Instagram, share the post to your story, and get a personal reminder.
Corporate sponsorship opportunities are available. Sponsorships help offset the cost of the 5K to assure the maximum proceeds are able to go toward the Lara Teague Curry Memorial Fund. If you are interested in being a corporate sponsor, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, Henrico Education Foundation, or a representative from the partner organizations.
- St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
- Turf Professors
- Providence Hill Real Estate
- HandCraft Services
- Pedal Power
- Vogel Law Group
- Zinger Fit
- Marks & Harrison
- Coca Cola
- Henrico Education Foundation
- Douglas S. Freeman High School
- Trinity United Methodist Church
- Third Church
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Learn More about Lara Teague Curry & the Memorial Fund:
Lara Teague Curry of Henrico County, VA, died unexpectedly and tragically on October 9, 2022, just eight days short of her thirty-eighth birthday. She is survived by her husband, Liam Curry, and their twin six-year-old sons, George and Jack and a host of other loving family members, friends, colleagues, neighbors, and students.
Beloved by all, Lara had a nurturer’s soul, one that craved and sought opportunities to improve the lives of others. In that way, Lara became a powerful force for good in both her personal and professional lives. Lara’s personal interests included spending time with her family, cooking and learning about new cuisines, travel to Italy and other parts of Europe, relaxing and socializing at her neighborhood pool, listening to loud music that she could sing along to (mostly from musicals), and celebrating special occasions, like holidays and birthdays, with her children. Before her unfortunate passing, she taught her children values that will guide them in life going forward: the importance of family, love, kindness, and genuine concern for others.
Lara was a graduate of Douglas Freeman High School in Henrico and the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg. After she received an advanced teaching degree from the University of Richmond, she returned to Freeman High School in 2009 as a social studies teacher and was named the Best New Teacher at that school. She was also named Freeman High School’s Teacher of the Year in 2016.
As a teacher, Lara strove everyday not just to teach world events, but to tell memorable stories that were designed to help students better understand modern society. But the stories she was most interested in were those of her students. Lara saw teaching as a means to connect with and help young people navigate a challenging part of life and used her classroom to show her students that she cared about each of their successes and challenges. As the outpouring of support and sympathy from her Freeman Family since her death has shown, she was universally loved and respected by her students, her colleagues, and the school administration.
The Lara Teague Curry Memorial Fund has been established so that her professional mission can carry on for years to come and continue to impact the Freeman Community that she so loved and where she was beloved in return.
Give to the Memorial Fund:
If you would like to give directly to the memorial fund, you can securely give online via the Henrico Education Foundation’s website.
If you would like to donate via check—make checks payable to Henrico Education Foundation and include Lara Teague Curry Memorial Fund in the memo. Donations may be mailed to:
Henrico Education Foundation
P.O. Box 31413
Henrico, VA 23294
To make a gift of stocks, mutual funds, bonds or other charitable trusts or bequests, please contact Jay Shively at Henrico Education Foundation (firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-877-9401).