Recently, I emailed all my previous Run for the Call Flying Pig runners and told them of a very exciting opportunity to join in the movement to defeat hunger here in Cincinnati.
From now until September 5, 2015, the Archdiocese of Cincinnati is partnering with local food banks and other organizations and taking up a huge task of ending hunger across Cincinnati. They are asking people to donate regularly throughout the next 6 weeks to reach their goal of 1,000,000 donations of food to stock the shelves of all the local food pantries here in the city. As a finale to these efforts, the Archdiocese Catholic Schools Office has developed a family friendly festival of food donations and physically fitness called the Defeat Hunger 5K Obstacle run happening at Summit Park in Blue Ash from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Run for the Call has committed to joining in these efforts as a team and I am setting a couple of goals for our team:
- 50 members participating in the race and
- 500 donations to the Food for All campaign!
With your help and enthusiasm, we can easily reach both of those goals, but it’s time to step up now!
To sign up for our team, please fill out the form on the Join the Team page, and we will send you the team password to be entered when you register at the Defeat Hunger 5K Obstacle Run site. Then, on race day, come in your race t-shirt and help us to spread the message of vocations while we help to defeat hunger!
NOTE: All obstacles in the obstacle run are for fun only and you are not required to complete any of them in order to finish the race. There is also a shorter run option for children 12 and under.