In Loving Memory of

Wesley Frey

4th of July Run for Reason

Thank you for your participation in the previous Fourth of July Run for a Reason races, please consider joining us for 2021.

The 2021 Fourth of July Run for a Reason will be a virtual event with a possible in-person 2-mile run/walk supporting the Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood Foundation ( This year’s event will be hosted by the Frey Family in memory of their son Wesley who passed suddenly and unexpectedly at 17 months old. Support this year’s event by purchasing a 2021 Fourth of July Run for a Reason T-shirt or by donating directly to the SUDC Foundation below.

Virtual Option

In order to allow participants the option to continue social distancing and to have participants around the world, we will again offer a virtual option for this year’s Run for a Reason. Shirts will be delivered directly to participant’s houses. We ask that you wear your shirts on July Fourth and take a walk or run in memory of Wes and all the other children gone too soon. Post a picture of your activity on Social Media with #WesRunForAReason.

In-Person Option

The in-person Fourth of July Run for a Reason will be in Orinda, CA as a kick-off to the city’s Fourth of July festivities. Come walk or run the 2 mile route anytime between 9:00 AM and 10:30 AM starting at the Orinda Community Center. We request that participants allow for spacing between families and wear a mask if you are not fully vaccinated following the California State mandates. Order shirts for delivery to your home and walk or run on July Fourth to support the SUDC Foundation and represent the City of Orinda.

You Can Help

Your donation today means a brighter tomorrow for families touched by SUDC.