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Ready, Set, OutRun Hunger!
We’re hosting a race to help local families fill their pantries, and we need you to lace up your running shoes! On Sept. 29, we are hosting the first annual OutRun Hunger 5k Family Walk/Run, benefitting East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry.
Registration is now open for our first 5K event. The race will begin 8:30 a.m. with a Kids Run, followed by the 5K at 9 a.m. The course will wind through our trails and finish with an after-party featuring food trucks, a DJ, bouncy houses and vendors.
East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry is a local non-profit that provides assistance to families and individuals during times of temporary financial crisis. They are hoping to raise $7,000-$10,000 through sponsorships and fees to fund their much-needed services Last year, the organization served 20,378 adults and 16,557 children.
They also will be accepting non-perishable food donations for Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday baskets. In addition to non-perishable items, baskets contain fresh produce and a gift card to purchase meat for the holidays. Among the items needed are canned soup, pie filling, gravy, canned pumpkin, cake mix, canned yams, frosting, boxed pie crust, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, canned milk and chicken broth.
Pre-registration race fees are $25 for ages 13 and up, $15 for ages 12 and under. Children age 3 and under are free without a race t-shirt and $10 with one. Race shirts are guaranteed to those who register by Sept. 15..After that date, shirts will be given on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. The top three male and female finishers will receive awards.
Come out to exercise your legs or your vocal cords and help us take a bite out of hunger!