Join us for the 3rd annual Westerville Hunger Heroes 5k and 1 mile run/walk! Saturday October 28, 2017 Westerville North High School (new race route begins and ends in the Westerville North HS stadium), Heritage Middle School and Robert Frost Elementary. The course will be run in the stadium and through the flat grass areas of the school district properties.
In the past two years this event raised over $7500 to end hunger in Westerville where 39% of school age children receive free/reduced lunches!
Be a HERO and help the END HUNGER. Join the run and donate today!
ABOUT Hunger Heroes 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run: A community event to raise awareness and funds to reduce hunger in Westerville. The Westerville Hunger Heroes 5k/1 mile fun run was created by students at Otterbein University and Westerville Schools Best of Both Worlds program. The students volunteer for W.A.R.M.’s 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, W.A.R.M. provided 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 fun 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.
Race information Both Runs will start and end at Westerville North HS stadium. Parking is available at Heritage MS and Robert Frost Elementary.
Event Schedule 9:00am – Welcome 5K start 9:10am 1 mile Fun Run start 9: 20 You are encouraged to dress up like your favorite Super Hero