A favorite Kaija exclamation after living each day to the fullest was “TODAY IS THE BEST DAY EVER!” This race is inspired by that very Kaija spirit!
Fleet Feet is joining Jason and Susan Andersen in bringing the running & walking community together for a special virtual race to honor the memory of their daughter, Kaija, who passed away due to a sudden acute asthma attack.
Race proceeds will benefit The Kaija Jung Andersen Memorial Scholarship established through the Montclair Scholarship Fund. Scholarships will be awarded to outstanding college-bound seniors with financial need who demonstrate the potential for success in bringing people together and creating joy and comfort in their lives, who best exemplify Kaija’s spirit through their acts of compassion, creativity, curiosity, courage, and contributing to community and inclusion.
To join the race, pick your race distance, and hit the streets during the designated race dates (April 23-30)! Run! Walk Skip! Join the fun for a great cause. More information here.
Best Day Ever T-Shirt Contest
Jason and Susan Andersen invite you to enter a t-shirt design contest for the Best Day Ever virtual race and fundraiser. The winning design will be sold to raise funds for the Kaija Jung Andersen Memorial Scholarship. Click for more details and how to enter here.