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Are you looking for a family-friendly event for Memorial Day that gives you plenty of time to commemorate the holiday? And bonus points for one that supports a Plymouth mission partner? Then Join Plymouth members and friends for fellowship on foot at the Family Promise 5K Home Run!
The 5K Home Run benefits Family Promise of Lawrence (FPL), which serves local families on the brink of experiencing or recovering from homelessness. FPL has remained open throughout the pandemic. Since March 2020, they’ve served more than 720 families – including over 1,600 children. That’s the population of Lawrence High School.
Virtual 5K May 24-30
Anytime, Anywhere Even on a Treadmill!
In-person 5K Monday, May 30 @ 8:30 am
Walkers and runners of all ages, plus strollers and dogs on a leash, are welcome. Participants receive a race T-shirt, and in-person runners can vie for medals rewarding the top three times in each age category. In addition, we’ll have lots of free kids’ activities at South Park that morning, including bounce houses, special guest appearances, face painting, bubbles, samples from Smoothie King, and more. Sarah Plake, KSHB-TV 41 reporter, will emcee the event.
New this year: The largest youth team will win free meals from Hawaiian Bros!
We couldn’t put on an event this big without volunteers, either. From staffing check-in tables, passing out water and removing timing chips at the finish line, keeping runners safe at intersections, helping with kids’ activities, and more, there’s something for everyone.
If a 5K isn’t your thing, but you still want to help? Please consider donating to the 5K Home Run fundraiser. Our goal is $10,000, and you can donate quickly and easily through GiveGab.com or via check (write 5K donation in the memo line). Also, if you’d like to fundraise on behalf of the 5K, we can set up a page for you. The top fundraisers will earn gift cards from Lawrence Beer Company.
Let’s lace up those sneakers to help run family homelessness out of Lawrence! For questions, contact Brandy Ernzen.