Run Live Remember

Kent’s Run was established to raise money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and to honor the life of Kent Ribordy, a Boone Grove High School student/athlete who passed away in June 2007 from Leukemia.

In eight years, Kent’s Run has raised over $300,000 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society! We would like to thank our sponsors, participants and others who have donated both time and money to help make Kent's Run a huge success. Kent’s Run is just another example of the exceptional things that can happen when people rally together!


Race Highlights

  • Themed finisher medal for all partcipants
  • Sleek, short-sleeved tech shirts for all participants
  • Chip timed event
  • USATF certified course
  • Outstanding Age Group Awards for male and female finishers
  • FREE!  Delicious country-style pancake breakfast after the race
  • Beautiful course running through the Porter County countryside
  • Named one of the Calumet Region Striders Gold Cup Series races
  • Over $300,000 raised for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

2016 Crop for Kent

Please join us on February 20th as we remember and celebrate the life of Kent Ribordy at our 7th annual “Crop For Kent” fundraising crafting event to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  It will be a day filled with fun, food and crafting as well as some GREAT prizes! 

Silent auction, raffles & more!!! All proceeds from the day will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

2016 Crop for Kent
February 20, 2016
Graeber Family Farms (236 S. 200 W., Valparaiso, IN 46385)
Cost: $35 (includes lunch, dinner, drinks and snacks)

Space is limited, CLICK HERE to reserve your spot today!!

Hacienda Gives Back Fiesta

Please join us on February 29th as Hacienda will give Kent's Run 20% of their sales.  All you have to do is bring in the token (click here for the token), show it to your server, and everything on your bill will be counted for the 20%.  You pay nothing extra!  You can comin at lunch or dinner, in large groups or individually!  The more people coming in wiht a token on our day, teh more money we make.  

Hacienda Gives Back Fiesta
February 29, 2016
Michigan City Hacienda
Click Here for Hacienda Token

8th Annual Kent’s Run 5K Raises $46,000 for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

The 8th annual Kent’s Run 5K, sponsored by Walgreens, was held on May 23, 2015, and raised $46,000 for The Indiana Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  In its eight years, KR5 has contributed over $300,000 to this organization.

This year’s event hosted nearly 1,000 runners at Boone Grove Elementary School.  All participants received a finisher’s medal and were treated to a pancake breakfast after the event. 


Pictured from left to right:  Rob Moreth (Walgreens Store Manager – Valparaiso), Yolanda Cantwell (Crop for Kent Organizer), Reggie Flesvig (Race Director), Pam Ribordy, Tom Magurany (Walgreens Store Manager – Winfield), Dan Ribordy, Amy Kwas (Executive Director of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society).


Age Groups for 2016

8 and under  9-10  11-12  13-14  15-18

19-24  25-29  30-34  35-39  40-44

45-49  50-54  55-59  60-64  65-69

70-74 75-79  80 and over

2 New Award Catagories for 2016:

Athena (females 150 lbs. +)

Clydesdale (males 190 lbs. +)