ASHLAND River Cities Harvest's biggest fundraiser of the year is coming up Aug. 5.
The 7th Annual Trail Run and Hike Against Hunger will be at Greenbo Lake State Resort Park marina. It will feature two options for participants: a 3.5 mile hike or a 7.5 mile trail run.
All proceeds will go to River Cities, a nonprofit food rescue and redistribution agency that gathers and distributes food to 48 local service agencies.
The race and hike will start at 8:30 a.m., and registration will begin at 7:45 a.m.
The hike will start at the Marina and continue along the banks of Greenbo Lake. The trail will loop around and finish back at the Marina.
The trail run option will continue along the entire Michael Tygart Loop Trail.
Awards will be given only to those who compete in the trail run, however, all participants will be given a finishers medal.
Entry fees are $20 per person for early registration and $18 for groups of five or more. Race day registration will be $25 per person.
All ages and even dogs are welcome to join. Following the event, free food and drinks will be served.
Brittnany Hoback, director of River Cities Harvest, said last year’s fundraiser brought in about $7,000. She already anticipates seeing more funds come in at the upcoming event.
“Right now we are already at about $10,000 in sponsorships alone so we are doing much better than we did last year and that’s good because we need it. We have taken in more agencies so we are bigger than we were last year,” she said.
Registration for the run and hike can be completed at tristateracer.com. For information, call (606) 324-3663.
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