Friday, Dec 13, 2013
2nd Annual "Pocket Full of Love" 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run
Date(s) & Time(s)::
September 22, 2013 at 3:00 PM
Location: DuQuoin State Fairgrounds, Labor Pavilion, DuQuoin, IL
Registration forms are available online or the day of the event up to 2:30 p.m. The 5k run fee is $18, 5k competitive walk fee is $15, and the fun run fee is $8. Registration forms and fees may be mailed to Elkville Christian Church, 114 South Second Street, Elkville, IL 62932. The first 100 paid competition entries will receive a free t-shirt. (Fun run is not included).Return to event list.
There will also be activities for the non-runner and walkers! A silent auction and door prize giveaway will offer everything from cosmetics to a free bounce house rental, bagel packs, coupons to fast food restaurants, pizzas, car care products and a professional photo session. Admission is free.
UPDATE: Walkers and runners who want to participate in the “FAMILIES IN NEED” 5K run/walk and fun walk may still register prior to the event Sunday at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds.
Kimberly Buser, event organizer said a good turnout is expected and those who haven’t pre-registered may still do so Sunday from 1:00 until 2:30 pm sharp when the registration must be closed. Registration is at event headquarters at the Labor Pavilion. Remaining t shirts will be awarded on a first come, first served basis to competition participants as stocks last. Sizes will vary. Race will start PROMPTLY at 3:00 pm.
Children who participate in the fun run event must be accompanied by an adult.
“FAMILIES IN NEED” has exhausted funds banked from last year’s first Pocket Full of Love walk/ run, and from donations. Buser said three separate neady families in the last two weeks…another young family which lost the father in a sudden illness, with a child diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, and one family which lost possessions in a fire.
All proceeds go directly to FAMILIES IN NEED ORGANIZATION FUND, which is an outreach to area residents from the Elkville Christian Church.
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