On the night of March 18, 2021, Christine Anne Englehardt of Bucks County, PA was murdered while vacationing in Miami, FL. She was drugged, raped, robbed and left to die, by two perpetrators who were found partying shortly after. This left Christine’s dear parents heartbroken and in a continuous fight for justice. With so much ahead of her, this horrific tragedy stole the young 24-year-old of her life far too soon.
Christine Anne Englehardt 1996 ~ 2021
Through the Christine Englehardt Memorial 5K Race to End Sexual Assault, we hope to celebrate and honor Christine’s life, provide support to her family, empower other victims who are affected by sexual abuse, violence and trauma, and most importantly, eliminate future tragedies.
SharingWell has established a memorial 5K to honor the life and legacy of Christine Englehardt with the help of Christine’s family, friends and community. Through your participation, generous donations and sponsorship, your tax-deductible contributions will go to RAINN (Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network) and The Englehardt Family Fund (with support from pending). With your patronage we hope to drive an effort to end sexual assault.
Our objective is to bring awareness to this tragedy and provide tangible tools, actions and information to make heartbreaks like this avoidable. The ultimate goal is to create a non-profit in the future, putting Christine’s story into the world in hopes of touching other’s lives and empowering them to avoid another tragedy.
Please join us for the first annual Christine Englehardt Memorial 5K Race to End Sexual Assault run/walk to celebrate Christine’s legacy with family, friends, and the community. We look forward to seeing you on November 20th, 2021 at 8 am at Council Rock North High School located at 62 Swamp Rd, Newtown, PA 18940.
- Date & Location: Saturday, November 20, 2021 – Newtown, PA (rain, snow or shine)
Course begins at Council Rock North High School track located at 62 Swamp Rd, Newtown, PA 18940 and continues through Tyler State Park before returning to track
- Race Activities Begin: 8:00 am
- Required Gear: Face mask needed in public areas
*Online registration ends 11/6/2021*
- Food and Beverages Food truck and concession stands before and after event (CDC and PA Dept of Health permitting)
- Parking: Council Rock North High School designated lots (see map)
- Packet Pickup (pre-race):
- 11/15/21 – 11/17/21 (Mon-Wed) – 2:30pm-7pm @ Jules Thin Crust Pizza in Newtown
- Packet Pickup (race day):
- 11/20/21 (Sat) – 7:00am-7:45am @ Council Rock North High School Track
- Restrooms: Port-a-Potties available outside the track area
*Note: No day of race registration due to COVID-19 restrictions*
Christine was the beloved daughter and only child of Thomas and Doreen Englehardt. She could light up a room with her infectious laugh and vibrant energy. Her bubbly personality, immense care for others and hard work ethic allowed her to excel in life. She was a 2014 graduate of Council Rock High School South and was employed as an Assistant Manager at Jules Thin Crust of Newtown, PA. She was fluent in Spanish and had aspirations of becoming a Spanish translator one day. Christine was known for her love to explore and led an active lifestyle. She could be found sightseeing in her beloved city of Philadelphia in her free time or soaking up the sun at the Jersey Shore. As an avid runner, Christine added the 2019 Philadelphia Love Run Half Marathon to her many running achievements. As a Bucks County local she could often be found training along the nature trails at Tyler State Park. She also had a love for all things Disney, bringing back sweet childhood memories. Christine enjoyed playing team sports including basketball and loved watching and cheering her favorite local team – The Philadelphia Eagles. You could always find Christine listening to classic rock like the Rolling Stones and enjoyed her first live Stones concert in 2019 with her mother and father. She loved spending time with friends and family, as well as her beloved cat Sydney. All who had the privilege of knowing Christine agree that she impacted so many in her short life, and will continue to do so for years to come.
“Please tell your child everyday how much you love them.”
~ T. & D. Englehardt