Join the Karen Ann Quinlan and Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center’s  Celebrate A Life Virtual Walk! This month-long activity challenge and fundraiser is designed to honor the life of a loved one and motivate you to get moving, whether you walk, run, bike or take part in any physical fitness activity!

Unlike a traditional walk/run/bike race, this virtual event uses technology and takes social distancing into account; allowing your to participate on your own, with a friend, work mates or your whole family, showing your support whenever & wherever you are day or night; rain or shine; inside or outside. The choice is yours! You simply register anytime during the virtual race dates and continue to do the things that you normally do to stay active, knowing your are raising vital funds for the Joseph T Quinlan Bereavement Center.

You don’t walk, run or bike to stay active? No problem. Maybe you golf, swim, spin, workout, dance, hike, row, box or even do house or yard work. That’s great! As long as you can move, you can join!

And, as part of the campaign, we encourage you to fundraise to support the programs at the Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center!  You can register today and start raising funds by sharing with your family and friends on social media and via email. The walk officially starts on Tuesday, August 25th and ends on Thursday, September 24th at the stroke of midnight – so be sure to log all you activity before then. The virtual route is 26.2 miles long and starts at the Joseph T. Quinlan Bereavement Center on 214 Washington Avenue in Hackettstown, meanders past the Karen Ann Quinlan Home for Hospice in Fredon and ends at our main Bereavement Center Office on 5 Plains Road in Augusta.

Just think…when you’re done with this challenge you will have officially completed a MARATHON! Check that off your bucket list!

Then, the fun continues – join us on Saturday, September 26th for the closing ceremonies where we will announce the winners, light our commemorative lights, reflect on the memorial markers and view pictures submitted to the BIGGS Memory wall.

Don’t have a pedometer or other activity tracker? Check out the activity to steps conversion chart! Once your sign up at you will be able to enter your convert your activities to steps. Click here for detailed instructions on how to join or create a team. 


  1. Register at by clicking here or clicking the  JOIN NOW button (above).

  2. Download the FREE RACERY app on your mobile device.

  3. You will be able to manually log activity. We count MILES but you can use the activity to steps conversion chart to caculate your activity. 

  4. Build your personal fundraising page and share it on social media!

  5. Build or join a team (optional)

  6. Share your fundraising page URL with friends and family. There are challenges each week of the virtual event with PRIZES!

  7. There are prizes for: Most Money Raised – Individual; Most Money Raised: Group; First to complete the Marathon; Most Spirit; Most Distance Traveled; and Largest Team – These winners will be announced at the virtual closing ceremony on Saturday, September 26th starting at 10 a.m. on ZOOM.

  8. Get moving!

  9. Click here for detailed instructions on how to join or create a team

In the RACERY message board tell us your most unique way to add miles to your journey! (ex. cooking, ballet) to be entered into a drawing for a Butterfly Sun Catcher.

Send us a photo of you with your walk bib to be entered into a drawing for a Dunkin Donuts Gift Card!

Send us a picture of you working out with one of our exercise specialist to be entered into a drawing for a case of water!

In the message board tell us how many steps you got for the day. All entries are entered into a drawing for a KAQ STRONG t-shirt!

Send us a picture of the person you are walking in honor of to be entered into a drawing for a $25 ShopRite Gift card!

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