YVEDDI Drumstick Dash for Meals on Wheels 5K / 10K

Event Date

Sat, Nov 22, 2014


Dobson, NC

About This Activity

Inaugural 5K and 10K to support Yadkin Valley Economic Development District's (YVEDDI) "Meals on Wheels" program to help provide nutritious meals to area seniors.

Register online at http://yveddidrumstickdash.itsyourrace.com

Event details and schedule

Race Start Date and Time:
Saturday, November 22, 2014
10K starts at 8:00 a.m.
5K starts at 8:15 a.m.
Early packet pickup:
Dobson First Baptist Church
Friday, November 21.  11:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Starting Line and Race Day Registration:
Dobson First Baptist Church
204 S. Crutchfield Street
Dobson, N.C.  27017
Student registration:  Pre-K -14 years old:  $15
Standard Registration:  15 years old and older:  $25 through October 30.
Late Registration:  15 years old and older:  $30 after October 30 through Race Day, November 22.
1st, 2nd, 3rd Overall: Male and Female.
1st, 2nd, 3rd each age division: Male and Female
Age divisions:  13 and under, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over.
Walkers welcome!  Wheelchairs and strollers are allowed on the courses, but for safety reasons, will be required to start behind all runners and walkers. No pets are allowed on the race course.
Course Maps
5K Course
10K Course
Entry fees are non-refundable.
Unclaimed packets will not be mailed.
T-shirts and goodie bags will only be guaranteed to those who register before October 30, 2014
Why we need your support:   8.8 million of America’s seniors, or nearly 1 in 6, may not know where their next meal is coming from.  Programs like Meals on Wheels are critical to solving this national crisis.  The nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks provided five days each week by YVEDDI’s volunteer drivers are often all it takes to enable our seniors to live independently in their own homes.  And when they do, we all save billions of tax dollars in avoided hospital, health care and nursing home costs.  Investing in Meals on Wheels is a win-win!  In Surry County, the senior hunger crisis is real.  For the fiscal year 2014, YVEDDI Meals on Wheels in Surry County provided 29,094 homebound meals to senior adults who need a balanced meal.  Sadly, there are 100+ senior adults waiting for this service in Surry County that cannot be provided due to lack of funding.  It wouldn’t take much to fix.  We can provide nutritious meals for a Surry County senior for a day for less than $5.  The Federal government’s contribution covers only 54% of that cost.  We rely on contributions from state, local, private and other resources to cover the rest.  The more we invest in Meals on Wheels, the more we save.  For every dollar we invest in Meals on Wheels we can save up to $50 in Medicaid spending.  If we commit to serving just one quarter of North Carolina’s hungry seniors, the $78.7 million dollars we invest can be offset 50 times by the $3.9 billion we save. (Source-www.mowaa.org)

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