Blessings in a Backpack hosts charity race
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - The Blessings in a Backpack Louisville chapter is calling on the community to participate in the easiest and fastest 0.5K race on Saturday.
After canceling the event in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19, the nonprofit is reintroducing the fun this year.
During the race, runners will race 546 yards to help raise funds to support local Blessings in a Backpack programs in Jefferson County Public Schools.
“Our program is essential to ensuring more than 6,200 JCPS students are fed over the weekend,” Kim Holsclaw, Managing Director said. " Without Blessings in a Backpack, these students could go up to 65 hours without food.”
Participants can expect everything a typical race includes like a hydration station, a medical tent, t-shirts and medals. Everyone is encouraged to “stretch” before the race so they will be ready for the post-race party.
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