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Outrun Hunger

Saturday November 1, 2014 | 10a

Commerce, MI

In 2011 we launched Outrun Hunger (a 5K race for charity) to raise money to feed 100 families during the holiday season. 100% of the race registrations and donations went towards that goal. In addition, a number of local area businesses donated time and services for the event.

2013 marked our third annual charity race, with the support from our community, our expectations were exceeded yet another year:

  • 323 racers registered from our community and our church (
  • 78 volunteers, 47 donors and 23 sponsors supported the race
  • $10,677.20 was raised for Hospitality House in Walled Lake and Open Door Outreach in Waterford
  • 533 families in the Lakes Region were able to enjoy a hot meal at Thanksgiving and Christmas

Exciting results but our job isn't done. According to our partner organizations approximately 1,300 plus families walk through their doors in need of food during November and December. The "demand" often overwhelms the "supply". This year we hope to surpass our goal, and with your help, we think it's possible to attain. What motivates us is to be a catalyst for "outrunning hunger" in the Lakes Region of Southeast Michigan. The two organizations who received the proceeds wrote us letters explaining the impact made by Outrun Hunger.

Through Outrun Hunger we'd like to raise $12,000 and feed 600 families in 2014. We'd love to have you join us for a great cause. Registration in now open!

New to Outrun Hunger?
Here are a few key pieces of information to help get you started:

  • The race is professionally chip timed by the Michigan Running Foundation
  • The 1 mile fun run/walk begins at 10:05am
  • This year there will be professional face painting sponsored by Genisys Credit Union