On the afternoon of October 19, 2010, a Cyprus High girl was traveling in her truck when some balloons in the back of her car shifted. It was her birthday. As she attempted to clear the balloons out of her view, her truck drifted to the side of the road and hit Karen Johnson, a woman who was biking along the side of the road. Karen passed away on the way to the hospital.

Karen’s family described Karen, an electrical engineer as a world traveler, an avid bike rider who did 100-, 200- and 500-mile rides and even built her own bicycle. She was a graduate of the University of Utah and was active in the community.

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In her honor, a race is being conducted by Cirris Systems, who was a beloved employee that tragically lost her life that day. Karen actively participated in the community, delivering Meals on Wheels and with the Assistance League of Salt Lake. The proceeds from this year’s event will be donated to the Assistance League of Salt Lake.

The Karen Johnson Memorial 5K/10K will be held at Redwood Park, 3060 Lester Street, in West Valley City at 9 am on March 29, 2014.

Discount: Use the code “utvalmoms10” for 10% off the cost of this race. However, there are a limited number of uses for this code so make sure to register early!

Register for the Karen Johnson Memorial 5K/10K

karen johnson memorial


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