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Who is John M. Blackwell? A Brief History of the R2RT!

The R2RT, also known as the John M. Blackwell Memorial Race, began as a one-mile walk for families attending The WARM Place as an opportunity for them to remember their loved one while creating new memories as a family.  The original event was called the Walk 2 Remember Them and it was started in 2012 by WARM Place alumnae, Katherine Giuliani and Parks Blackwell.  Katherine and Parks attended The WARM Place for grief support in 1993 following the death of Parks' father, John M. Blackwell who died from a heart attack when Parks was 13. 2013 marked the 20th anniversary of John's death and both Katherine and Parks wanted to create an event that gave back to an organization that gave them so much and thus the W2RT was born.  In 2017, we transitioned the event into a 10K, 5K, and 1 Mile Fun Run for the 1st annual Race 2 Remember Them benefiting our Grief Support Program, and we were thrilled to have over 750 participants!

We expect over 1,200 runners to participate in this event and hope you will join us.  The race will start and end at Acme Brick Co. located on the Trinity River in Ft. Worth located at 3024 Acme Brick Plaza and include a fun finish line celebration!

Katherine Giuliani and Parks Blackwell at the 2016 Walk 2 Remember Them.
Katherine Giuliani and Parks Blackwell at the 2016 Walk 2 Remember Them.

Event Details

Date & Time

Date: March 2, 2019

Time: 8:00 AM

Location

Acme Brick Co.

3024 Acme Brick Plz, Fort Worth, TX 76107