Tiara Trot for Joy

Sun November 7, 2021 Selinsgrove, PA 17870 US


Tiara Trot for Joy 5K

11:00AM EST - 12:00PM EST

Roll & Stroll

11:00AM EST - 3:00PM EST

Special Needs Participant

11:00AM EST - 3:00PM EST



Shine your tiaras, fluff your tutus, and lace up your sneakers!

The Joy Martz Memorial Group would like to cordially invite you to “Run, Roll, or Stroll Your Tiara Off” with us at East Snyder Park, in Selinsgrove, Pa on Sunday, November 7, 2021. The Tiara Trot for Joy, is a 5K and All-Abilities Roll & Stroll event to honor and remember Joy Melissa Martz, an individual with special needs, who passed away unexpectedly on August 11, 2019. Joy found her own way to sparkle, shine and bring joy to others, and to honor her so will we!

The Tiara Trot for Joy is truly all about JOY...Spreading joy, finding joy, and running, rolling, or strolling whatever amount brings you joy! 

Please join us in honoring Joy’s legacy by participating in this year’s Tiara Trot for Joy.

Funds raised will be donated to Eos Therapeutic Riding Center in Bloomsburg, PA.

Our Mission - Joy Martz Memorial


The Joy Martz Memorial’s mission is promoting access and opportunity for individuals with special needs, encouraging, and supporting the families and caregivers of the special needs community, and celebrating the life of Joy Martz. 

Joy Martz passed away unexpectedly on August 11, 2019. Joy was on the autism spectrum and was non-verbal her whole life. Joy lived just like her name suggests, she brought light and sparkle everywhere she went. She had a special ability to lift others up even though she couldn’t communicate with words. She didn’t see difficulty, she saw only opportunity; opportunity for wearing anything with feathers or sequins, anything that sparkled and glittered when she danced, and always the opportunity to hug someone. She made the most of her life because of her attitude. She smiled, she sparkled, she gave hugs, and she ate up all the dessert she could get her hands on. Joy’s legacy is her name. The Tiara Trot for Joy gives our participants a chance to have a positive experience by coming into close contact with the legacy of Joy’s sparkling approach to life.

For more details or ways you can help the Joy Martz Memorial support the special needs community please visit: www.joymartzmemorial.com

Our Cause - Eos Therapeutic Riding Center


Riding therapy horses at Eos was one of Joy’s great loves; and lifted her spirits in much the same way that she lifted the spirits of others.

Eos Therapeutic Riding Center was established in 1992 to provide therapeutic horseback riding activities for mentally, physically, and emotionally challenged children and adults. 

Nearly one-fifth of all Americans—more than 54 million men, women, and children— have a physical, sensory or intellectual disability. The ‘Tiara Trot for Joy,’ supports this special community of people and their caregivers and families.


Our Race Info

2021 Tiara Trot for Joy Race Info

The 5k and the Roll & Stroll events will begin at 11:00 AM. The 5K course will start and finish at East Snyder Park. Upon leaving East Snyder Park 5K participants will navigate through the streets and on the sidewalks of Selinsgrove Borough and Susquehanna University. The Roll & Stroll All-Abilities event will take place on East Snyder Park’s flat, scenic crackerdust trail around the park grounds. This loop is friendly to all ages and abilities and participants may walk or roll at the distance they choose. 5k participants may join in the Roll & Stroll after completing the 5K course.

The 5K will carry a 60-minute time limit for completion. The race course will be closed down at 12:00PM.

There is no age minimum to participate. Minors must have a parent or guardian sign a participation waiver. These items can be filled out on the day of the event at the registration area.

Strollers are welcome. Anyone on the course in a stroller must have a parent or guardian sign a participation waiver.

No pets, service animals only. All caretakers of individuals with special needs must remain on site.


Emergency personnel will be available at various locations throughout the 5K course for traffic control and to assist participants with medical emergencies.



5K Race - $30

Roll & Stroll - $20

Special needs participants FREE (with participating sponsor)

We recommend all participants pre-register online or by mail. Price increases after November 1 and online registration closes November 3.

Unable to make it to East Snyder Park on November 7, but still want to participate? 

Sign up as a Virtual Runner/Walker! $25 Registration Fee

Race Day Pick-up & Registration – Sunday, November 7 starting at 9:15AM - Large white tent near Everyone's Playground - Signs will be posted.

  • Race will be timed by Falcon Race Timing
  • Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. No refunds will be given under any circumstance.
  • Participants should bring their registration confirmation and ID.
  • Participants may pick up another participant’s race day bag and bib if they have a copy of the participant’s confirmation email and a copy of their ID.
  • All registered participants will receive bib numbers that must be worn on race day. Bibs, pins and disposable timing chips will be provided for all participants
  • Please do not alter the bib in any way.
  • The bib must be visible and worn on the front outside of all clothing during the entire race. 
  • Bib numbers are non-transferable and must be worn by the registrant to whom it has been assigned.
  • Results will be posted online.
  • There will be no Bag Check.  We ask that all runners, rollers, & strollers place their bags within their vehicles as most will be parked close by during Sunday’s race.


9:15 Packet Pickup & Registration

10:30AM: Opening Ceremony

10:55AM: Runners make their way to the starting line

11:00AM: 5K start followed immediately by Roll & Stroll start

12:15PM Awards Ceremony

1:00PM Raffle Drawings

3:00PM Event Conclusion


Parking will be FREE to all attendees on race day. Parking will be available on East Snyder Park grounds in several locations. Please look for parking signs and follow parking attendance instructions. See the parking map below for locations.

Handicap parking will be available. 

Please let parking attendants know if you need assistance.

Our Participant Perks

  • Drawstring race bag – Filled with swag
  • Complimentary Short-sleeved Tiara Trot t-shirt and Tiara 
  • Shirts guaranteed to those pre-registered before October 24. After October 24 first come first served basis.
  • Participation medal for all special needs participants
  • Entertainment including Step & Repeat Pics, Pony Pics,Tara Lerch Photography – Race Day Pictures,  East Snyder Park Playgrounds, DJ, Sunbury Broadcasting, Catherine Treon School of Dance, Midd-West A Cappella Ensemble
  • Food and Vendors – Desserts by Anna Rose Bakery and Food Concessions by Line Mountain Student Council

5K Awards

A Tiara Trot medal, $50 Dick's Sporting Goods gift card, and 20 oz. engraved coffee tumbler will be given to the top overall male and female finishers. A Tiara Trot medal and a $5 Dunkin’ Donuts gift card will go to the top male and female finishers in each of the following age groups:

Overall Male & Female 

5K Winner Award

12 and under


1)   4 Penn State Wrestling Tickets - Match TBA

2)   2 Penn State Ice Hockey Tickets - Game TBA

3)   Penn State Autographed Football

4)   50 / 50 Raffles

Only cash will be accepted the day of the event so please plan accordingly.

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://www.joymartzmemorial.com/.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.


875 University Avenue
Selinsgrove, PA US 17870


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