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The Walk for Hunger is Food Bank of the Albemarle’s largest fundraising event and relies on the generosity, enthusiasm and participation of local communities, churches, businesses, organizations and individuals to help raise the money necessary to fight hunger across a 15 county area in northeast North Carolina. The monetary goal for 2018 is $50,000. For every dollar raised by the participants and their sponsors, the Food Bank can provide the equivalent of four meals, to our neighbors in need. The 2018 Walk for Hunger and 5K/10K Run is generously sponsored by Food Lion.
New for 2018 will be a sanctioned 5K, 10K, and a 1 Mile fun run to interest local and visiting runners that want to help Food Bank of the Albemarle with its hunger-relief efforts. Timing will be provided by Run the East, a professional race timing and management company based out of Greenville, NC. Pre-registration for the 5K is $35 and $40 the day of the event. The 10K registration is $40, and $45 on September 29th.
The Walk will follow the same 3.1 mile walking route as the 5K Run, and walkers are welcome to venture further if they wish. The route will begin at the Museum of the Albemarle, 501 South Water Street, Elizabeth City, NC, and take participants through the scenic Riverside area of the city. Both course distances follow an ‘out and back’ design, with plenty of water stations and guides along the way. Awards and medals will be presented to the top finishers.
There will be plenty of activities for the entire family between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. including games for kids, a DJ, pumpkin painting, face painting, US Coast Guard and local emergency displays and more! Hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided and guest are encouraged to tour the Museum and take advantage of the opportunities while here.
For more information on how to organize, fundraise and walk or run for hunger relief programs in northeast NC, contact Carolyn Anderson, Director of Special Events and Food Sourcing, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 252.335.4035 x 111. To learn more, visit our web site at www.afoodbank.org, or visit the Walk for Hunger event page on Facebook.
Your contributions to the Food Bank will allow us to continue our mission to fight hunger and poverty across 15 counties. We can’t do it without you!
5K is $35; $40 day of race
10K is $40, $45 day of race
In the 10K & 5K, awards will be given to the top 3 overall and top 3 finishers in the following age groups: 15 & Under, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & Over.
The route will begin at the Museum of the Albemarle, 501 South Water Street, Elizabeth City, NC, and take participants through the scenic Riverside area of the city. Both course distances is primarily flat and follow an ‘out and back’ design, with plenty of water stations and guides along the way.
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