The Run for Jon is an annual cross country race and walk held in Peru, NY. This event raises money for the families of local children with serious medical problems and honors the memory of Jon Evans.
In 1990, 13 year-old Jon Evans was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. Soon after his diagnosis, two long time friends of the Evans family, Mark Elmore and Scott Woodward, organized the first Run for Jon to raise money to help pay for expenses. Just two weeks before the 2nd Run, Jon passed away. Every year since then, family and friends have held the Run for Jon to raise money for the families of local children with serious medical problems.
The race course winds through 2.5 miles of Forrence Orchards in Peru, NY. The walk portion of the event is approximately 1 mile and there is a short fun run for the kids. The event attracts approximately 300 participants each year and raises $4,000.