Carolina Cano Memorial 5K Run/Walk By Lincoln Park Neighborhood Watch with Jersey City Road Runners

2020-03-04T21:12:20-05:00March 4th, 2020|

Everyone is Welcome! Runners, Walkers, Children, Strollers, Dogs and Volunteers About this Event Carolina Cano was a beloved resident of Jersey City. She was a passionate runner that was murdered during her morning run on March 24, 2019. Please join us as we honor her memory and finish the run she set out to do. This is a free event. Everyone is welcome. Registration Required Follow us on Facebook: Location: Lincoln Park West Side Avenue Jersey City, NJ 07304 What is the tribute run/walk about? On March 24, 2019, Carolina Cano, a 45-year-old runner was kidnapped, assaulted and murdered in Lincoln Park in Jersey City, NJ. She was a dedicated, loving and sweet woman who was active in her local church and community. We seek to honor Carolina's memory at this 2nd annual event by helping her to finish her run in her absence. In cases of extreme violence and violation, it is critical to restore control to the victim in any way possible so as to help them feel a renewed sense of stability and support. While we cannot bring Carolina back, we can at least help her complete what she set out to do that morning: enjoy a peaceful run in a beautiful park in her community. By coming together in a positive way to honor a neighbor and friend, we can also restore control to the Lincoln Park community. Rather than allowing this senseless crime to dominate the thoughts of those who live, work, run or play on the West Side, we gather to create warmth, togetherness and strength in unity. Throughout the event, volunteers will be giving out teal ribbons in honor of Carolina and Sexual Assault Awareness. In solidarity we ask participants and volunteers to wear white shirts.