Saturday, May 13, 2017
Registration at 8 a.m. Run/ Walk at 9 a.m.
$25 entry fee (includes t-shirt)
Non-perishable food donations will be accepted.
Harvest Time International Ministries Church is hosting a 5K run/walk on Saturday, May 13 at the Waterfall Pavilion at Riverside Park. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with the race to start at 9 a.m. Cost to enter is $25 per person. Registrations received before April 28 will receive a t-shirt.
Funds raised from the 5K will be used for the Feed-A-Child program. The Feed-A-Child program distributes six easy-to-make weekend meals each Friday afternoon during the school year for children in grades K-5 in the Findlay City, Cory Rawson, Van Buren and Blanchard Valley schools. These weekend meals are provided to families who have identified a need for supplemental meals over the weekend. There are 815 children receiving meals through this program in the 2016-2017 school year. The Feed-A-Child program is coordinated by the Findlay Family YMCA. Food is purchased at discount and packaged at the West Ohio Food Bank and delivered with assistance from Ohio Logistics and Garner Trucking.
“We started this school year with around 700 students’ family members requesting these supplemental meals and as the year progressed it quickly grew to 815 students,” said Heather Heilman, program and grants coordinator with United Way of Hancock County. “The need is real and, of course, there is a cost attached. We are thrilled that Harvest Time and its members are willing to put this 5K together for our kids.”
Heilman reported costs for the program average $125 per students for 34 weeks of meals. “If you do the math you can see that it is quite a financial undertaking to make this happen for the children. We are fortunate to have the support of Halt Hunger Initiative, Marathon Petroleum Corporation, churches and private donors.”
Feed-A-Child is evaluated every year for efficiency and effectiveness. Parents and teachers may also leave feedback. Comments range from thank you to poignant as they reveal the struggles some families face. One parent commented, “Being a single parent and not receiving any type of assistance, Feed-A-Child is a small safety net.”
A goal of United Way of Hancock County’s Halt Hunger Initiative advisory board is to support local food programs and providers in their efforts to provide nutritious food to individuals and families in need of food assistance. Nearly one out of eight individuals in Hancock County is food insecure, meaning they may not know where or how they will get their next meal.
Beginning at the Waterfall Pavilion in Riverside Park, runners will take the bike path, also know as Hemphill Blvd., west toward S. Blanchard St.
Turn left onto S. Blanchard Street and continue on until you reach E. Sandusky St.
Turn left onto E. Sandusky St. and follow this to Osborn Ave.
Turn left onto Osborn Ave. and follow to Wedgewood Dr.
Turn left onto Wedgewood Dr and then take a left onto Eastowne Park Row.
Follow Eastowne Park Row and then make a left onto E. Main Cross St.
Follow E. Main Cross to S. Blanchard St. and take a right onto S. Blanchard St.
Once you have gone over the bridge turn right onto the bike path back and follow that back into Riverside Park to the Waterfall Pavilion.
There will be two large prize baskets and Medals for overall best male and female times.
There will also be medals for male and female best times in the following age categories:
14 and under
T-Shirts for Runners:
Registration deadline for T-Shirts is April 28th. The cost of the T-shirt is included in the entry fee.
Thank you, sponsors!
Gold Level Sponsors:
Silver Level Sponsors
Integrity Salon and Organics
Crime Prevention Association
Waiver* As an entrant in the Halt Hunger Initiative 5K, I assume complete responsibility for injury to me or damage to property which may occur during the event or while I am on the premises of the event. I hereby release and hold harmless the City of Findlay, United Way of Hancock County, volunteers, sponsors and all other persons or groups associated with the event from any and all liability associated with this event or otherwise. I grant permission for any and all of the foregoing to use any photographs, videotapes or recordings or any other record of this event for any purpose whatsoever.
|entry fee (includes t-shirt)||$ 25.00|