Hope For Haitians is lacing up for sixth annual 5K run/walk

  • Sign up now for Hope For Haitians 5K Run/Walk For Education on Saturday, May 19.

    Sign up now for Hope For Haitians 5K Run/Walk For Education on Saturday, May 19. Courtesy of Hope For Haitians

 
Hope For Haitians
Updated 5/16/2017 1:28 PM

There's still time to register for the sixth annual Hope For Haitians 5K Run/Walk For Education to help raise awareness and support for children in Haiti through the international relief and development organization Food For The Poor.

This family-themed event will feature live music and more. It is a perfect opportunity for anyone at any fitness level and will be on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at 11 a.m. at the Kane County Government Center located at 719 South Batavia Ave. in Geneva, Ill.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Before Friday, May 19, registration is $25 or free for participants 12 and under; $30 after. All registered participants will receive goody bags and a T-shirt.

Hope For Haitians has built 13 villages across Haiti through Food For The Poor and is asking for your help to send the children within these communities to school. For $125, you can send a child to school for one year, which includes the costs of tuition, uniforms, school supplies, transportation and meals. Hope For Haitians wants to send 160 children to school.

Registration on the day of the 5K Run/Walk For Education starts at 9 a.m., the run/walk begins at 11 a.m. The course is USA Track and Field certified and timed. Prizes will go to the top male and female finishers in each of the following divisions: 10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 and 70 and older. You also can register online at any time at www.HopeForHaitians.org.

Food For The Poor, one of the largest international relief and development organizations in the nation, does much more than feed millions of the hungry poor primarily in 17 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. This interdenominational Christian ministry provides emergency relief assistance, clean water, medicines, educational materials, homes, support for orphans and the aged, skills training and micro-enterprise development assistance.

Over the last 10 years, fundraising and other administrative costs averaged less than 5 percent of our expenses; more than 95 percent of all donations went directly to programs that help the poor. For more information, visit www.FoodForThePoor.org.

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