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During the winter many Arkansans find it hard to stay active. The desire to get out lessens with the passing of each cloudy day.

Even if it's freezing this week, runners and walkers have a reason to get outside in Conway.

At 9 a.m. Saturday, Faulkner County's Circle of Friends partners with the Mulhearn family to present the Freezin' for a Reason footraces in memory of their daughters, Charlotte and Stella, who were treated at Arkansas Children's Hospital.

Freezin' for a Reason isn't just a race for walkers and runners, there will be food, bounce houses and face painting.

The 10K and 5K course begins and ends at Conway High School's West Campus, 2300 Prince St. Medals will be given in various age groups. Kids under 12 will get a medal for completing the race.

The Lap for Life, a lap around for families and their children, will start about 10:45 a.m. As this is a kids run, strollers are welcome.

All registered participants will get a T-shirt. Donors unable to attend can register as "spirit runners" and receive their T-shirt in the mail.

Registration for the adult 10K is $35; the adult 5K or Spirit Runner is $30; the adult Lap run is $15. The child's fee is $10 for any event.

Participants can register individually or start a donation team. Even kids can create fundraisers in which all proceeds will benefit Arkansas Children's Hospital.

"Tragic as these losses are, this story is not about our losses, but what we gained by being at Arkansas Children's Hospital," the girls' mother, Amanda Mulhern, says in an essay on the event's website,

Online registration is at For an offline registration form, email

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ActiveStyle on 01/29/2018

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