WINONA LAKE – Once again, runners and walkers will get the chance to help fight hunger in the Warsaw community. World Compassion Network will hold the Run/Walk for Hunger 5K at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 26 in Winona Lake.
Race day registration will be held at the Winona Lake Senior Center from 8-9:45 a.m. Cost of the race is $21 per runner and can be done until Tuesday, March 22. The race will start and end at the Senior Center Park Pavilion. For more information about the Run/Walk for Hunger 5K or about WCN, participants or sponsors may visit www.w-c-n.org or call (574) 267-5427. Race registration forms can be downloaded from the website or register online.
Headquartered in Warsaw, WCN responds to domestic and international disasters through local churches and alliances with other relief organizations; seeks to serve the poor and suffering in local communities; and assists in leading short-term outreach teams for volunteers. WCN has responded to local tornadoes and flooding disasters as well as to recent disasters in Tennessee, New York, Oklahoma and Alabama.
The 5K Run/Walk for Hunger is an effort to get more people involved in helping meet the needs right here in the Warsaw community. Although an international and domestic relief organization, WCN strongly believes in assisting people locally. Given the current economic conditions, many people are struggling to cover the essentials of basic things like having food.
One hundred percent of the proceeds from the race will be used to help support churches and organizations that help fight hunger in the Warsaw community. Sponsors are encouraged to help cover the cost of hosting the race so more food can be purchased to give to the poor and suffering. The need is great. Over the past seven years more than 4,000 people and businesses have participated and have helped raise over $64,000. Recipients of the race proceeds have included: Mission Point Community Church, Warsaw Community Church, Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church, Beaman Home, Warsaw Community Schools-Boomerang Back Pack Program, Bakers Youth Club, Combined Community Services, Salvation Army, New Life Christian Church and World Outreach, Fellowship Missions, Syracuse Food Bank, Winona Lake Free Methodist Church, Lutheran Social Services, Christs Covenant Church, North Webster Church of God, First Christian Church, Vineyard Community Church of Syracuse and Gods Highway to Heaven, Our Fathers House.
For a visual on the efforts of WCN, visit https://vimeo.com/154330958