Tacoma residents asked to lace up their sneakers for those in need

April 7, 2017 by  

Tacoma residents are being asked to show their support to an event that will help to take a bite out of hunger in their local community.

The Hunger Walk and 5k Run is one of Pierce County’s oldest hunger fighting fundraisers. It will offer participants their choice of a walk that follows a path alongside a lake and through the woods, and a timed five-kilometer run, which is new for this year. The monies raised will be donated to the Emergency Food Network, which makes nutritious food available to those who are experiencing difficulties.

The event will begin with registration and check in, during which time runners and walkers can pick up their race bibs and T-shirts. A printing services provider can be called upon to produce items such as these that can help to ensure that a fundraiser is a success.

The run will begin at 9:00 am, with the walkers setting out a few minutes later. The entry fee for runners will be $30, while adult walkers will be asked to contribute $25 and those under 15 pay $15. Donations will also be welcome.

The Hunger Walk and 5k Run have been scheduled for May 20 in Lakewood’s Steilacoom Park. Anyone who would like to lend their neighbors in need a helping hand can register to participate through the organizer’s website.