Purpose Run – 2017

I’ve had several people ask about our annual Purpose Run… and I promised I would get some information out by the end of the month! So…

We are so excited to present our 3rd Annual Purpose Run and Pancake Breakfast! This year, we have Jennifer Been taking the lead to plan the race, and she has great ideas for improvements and additions to the event! I promise you won’t want to miss this year’s event – so put it on your calendar now! She’s also going to offer a training program leading up to the 10k/5k to help us get ready for the race – follow her on Facebook for more info!

The 10k / 5k / Fun Run and Breakfast will be held on October 7, with the races beginning at 8 am, at the Rita Blanca Coliseum in Dalhart, Texas. Our yummy pancake breakfast will start around 8:15!

This will be our last community event held in conjunction with The Purpose Market Farmer’s Market for this season. Admission into the Market will be free. Our Purpose Market vendors will be onsite so you can shop all of their goods and produce! Plus, we’ll have live music and fun activities!

Our theme for this event is Feed Dalhart, so we ask that you bring 3 canned goods to donate to Lincoln Street Food Pantry, in lieu of purchasing a breakfast ticket. If you prefer to purchase a ticket, they will be available for $5.

Some things we are adding this year… We will have prizes for our fastest overall male and female in the 5k and 10k, as well as fastest in various age groups. We are also offering kids sizes for shirts, through 2XL for adults. I’ll order a limited number of extra shirts – so if you definitely want a specific size, be sure to sign up early!!

This year’s proceeds will support projects related to Farming, since the run is part of the Purpose Market series this year. Our selected projects include the Our Trees Our Future program, which works to alleviate generational poverty in Uganda. By providing fruit trees and farming mentoring, they are able to provide long-term income for families so that they can afford to send their kids to school – while also demonstrating the importance of long term solutions to address poverty instead of immediate charitable fixes. We will also use proceeds to invest in a rooftop garden with our new partner Ziyada, which will bring nutritious foods to the young families they work with.

I know that this will be great morning, benefiting a great cause! Early bird pricing is good through October 1! Sign up here:

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