Westerville Hunger Heroes 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run

5K, Other

Event Date

Sat, Oct 22, 2016


Westerville, OH


Activity Today Later

5K or 1 Mile Run/Walk - School Students

$10 $10 Closed

5k Run/Walk - School Student

$15 $15 Closed

5K or 1 Mile Run/Walk - College Students

$15 $15 Closed

5K or 1 Mile Run/Walk - Adults

$25 $25 Closed

5K or 1 Mile Run/Walk - Virtual Participant

$30 $30 Closed

5K or 1 Mile Run/Walk - Family Team

$50 $50 Closed

About This Activity

Join us for the 2nd annual Westerville Hunger Heroes 5k and 1 mile run/walk!

In its first year this event raised over $4000 to end hunger in Westerville where 39% of school age children receive free/reduced lunches!

Proceeds were donated to ShareBacAPac, a non-profit organization that recently joined W.A.R.M. (Westerville Area Resource Ministry), and this year we will be adding Otterbein University’s Promise House as a recipient.

Be a HERO and help the END HUNGER. Join the run and donate today!


Hunger Heroes 5K & 1 Mile Run: A community event to raise awareness and funds to reduce hunger in Westerville.

The Westerville Hunger Heroes 5k and 1 mile run was created by students at Otterbein University and Westerville Schools Best of Both Worlds program. The students volunteer for ShareBacAPac program, a program that strives to provide “healthy foods and snacks to children who, due to unforeseen family circumstances are at risk of hunger on non-school days when free/reduced school meal programs are not available.”

Last year alone, Otterbein students, faculty, staff and community volunteers packed over 5000 food bags for Westerville children. As the amount of children in need continues to increase and because the ShareBacAPac program is funded entirely by donations and grants, Otterbein students created the Westerville Hunger Heroes 5k and 1 mile run to raise additional awareness and support about the hunger issue in their community.

Proceeds for the Westerville Hunger Heroes 5k and 1mile run are donated to the ShareBacAPac program and Otterbein University’s Promise House. The ShareBacAPac program, founded by Otterbein graduate Sherry Williamson and her daughter Brandy Wampler, recently partnered with W.A.R.M. (Westerville Area Resource Ministry) a local organization that is focused on supporting community outreach and helping people become self-sufficient. Otterbein University’s Promise House is a student led organization that works to “alleviate the challenges associated with food insecurity so that students can remain in school and earn their degrees.” Services that the Promise House offers to students include: a community café, campus food pantry, referrals to community resources, peer advocacy, volunteer opportunities, and educational workshops.

*Please Note: There are no refunds for this event. All proceeds will go to ShareBacAPac and Otterbein University’s Promise House.

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