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Feeding America 5k

  • Running: 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Western Carolina University
1 University Way
North Carolina

 - Approximately 1 in 8 people struggle with hunger daily in the USA. Here in Western North Carolina, 1 in 7 people and 1 in 4 children struggle with hunger. Nationwide, it figures out to be approximately 42 million people - approximately 13 million of which are children and at least 5 million of which are senior citizens! Hunger touches every community in America, including your own, whether you see it every day or not. Join us in our partnership to help end this epidemic here in America -- "No one can thrive on an empty stomach"

We at the WCU Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics in collaboration with Lambda Chi Alpha fraterinity wish to do as much as we can to help end this epidemic going on in our country. Therefore, we are hosting this fundraising event, which is a non-competitve 5k to raise money for Feeding America, a non-profit organization that combats hunger in the U.S. This 5k is also designed to incorporate healthy lifestyles by encouraging being active in collaboration with the fundraiser. You may register to participate as a runner or a walker for the 5k. We do not have a preference, we simply wish to raise awareness and donations through community participation. 

All proceeds from this event, being held on March 18th, 2017, will go directly to being donated to Feeding America. For every $1 we are able to donate, it will be turned into 11 meals that will go to individuals suffering from hunger in the United States of America! The Feeding America branch that gives to Western North Carolina was able to supply 11, 815, 488 meals last year. By hosting this fundraiser, we hope to help them further their cause and increase this number of meals distributed to Western North Carolina as well as the nation as a whole. 

If you do not wish to participate in the actual 5k, but would still like to make a donation to the cause, please contact [email protected] or [email protected] for further information on how to connect to make the donation.

Event details and schedule

The event is being held on March 18th, 2017! The 5k will begin at 9 am and go until 11 am - you may begin your participation at any point during this alotted time frame 

This is non-competitive, but there will be staff with stopwatches available if you do wish to know the time it took you to participate in the 5k through either walking or running during the event. 

Please allow ample time for check-in at the registration table in order to recieve a number, fill out waivers and make sure everything is in order for you to begin your participation. Please make sure to bring an ID!

We are a kid friendly event so bring your family! Children under 10 are free! Registration fees only apply to individuals 11 years old and older.  We ask that if you do have children under the age of 10 years old coming with you, that you just notify us at the registration table with their name and age, with a contact number for a parent/guardian for safety protocol.

There will be additional donation buckets available at the registration table if you wish to make a cash donation at that time beyond your registration fees. 

You can begin check-in at 8:45 am 

For any other questions that have not been answered so far, please do not hesititate to contact us! We can be reached through phone or email.

Marisha Beaver (coordinator) -- (828) 284-1139 or [email protected]

Katelyn Mayberry (assistant coordinator) -- [email protected]

Other Info

• 2017 race registration opens on February 6.

Registration Information.

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