Runners welcome at the Trails of Hope 5K in Belton
Monday, 24 September 2012 by Keith Bahlmann
On Sept. 15, runners, walkers and folks from all around Central Texas will be geared up to participate in the Trails of Hope: Trail 5k or Road 5k.
The event will be held at Hope for the Hungry, located at 899 S. Wheat Rd. within the Belton Business Park and is hosted by and supporting local faith-based organization, Hope for the Hungry. All who pre-registered before Sept. 4 are guaranteed a free awesome t-shirt.
If you register after Sept. 4 t-shirts are limited to while supplies last. The first 100 to pre-register received either a free sandwich meal from Schlotzsky's of Temple/ Belton or a free Salad/ Pizza buffet from Gatti's Pizza.
Pre-registration will remain open until Sept. 13 and participants will have the choice of running or walking either the wide open certified 5k road course or the beautiful and technical 5k trail course. Pre-registration cost is $25. Race day registration is $30.
The trail course offers a blend of technical trails, open fields, rocky, hilly, wooded and flat, a true adventure nestled in the woods at Hope for the Hungry. Change the scene, challenge yourself and run the trail course. Strollers and dogs are not allowed for this course.
The road course is a winding out and back route starting at Hope for the Hungry through the Belton Business Park.
This course is wide open and fast, bring the family and friends. The road course is undergoing course certification by the USATF and should be approved by race day. Strollers and dogs are allowed for this course.
The Trails of Hope 5k races is starting to become a community event with numerous local businesses helping to make the event a great success.
Prizes and giveaways are available from many local businesses including: Best Buy, Bodega Bean, Boulders Sport Climbing Center, Cavender's Boot City, Cefco Stores, Dick's Sporting Goods, Gogo's Frozen Yogurt, HEB, Home Depot, McAlister's Deli, Weber's Sports and more. Check-in with a friend via facebook and receive a free water bottle, while supplies last.
Food and beverages will be provided free of charge for participants.
For the kids there is a free Kid K, bounce house, human hamster balls, snow cones and Child ID.
The Trails of Hope is sponsored by great local businesses: Kohl's of Temple, Sit Means Sit Dog Training of Central Texas, Ashford Homes, Quality Paint & Body, Powerhouse Cheer & Fitness, Texas A&M University - Central Texas,Tranum Auto Group, Zoot Pet Hospital, Exhale Fitness, Frosti Cones, HB Sheppard Centex Properties, Ledger Funriture, Montieth Abstract & Title Co., New York Life: Ken Higdon, 195 Lumber Co., The Floor Store, Weber's Sports and KLove/ Air1 Radio.
The Trails of Hope 5k races could not happen without the help of many individuals and groups who volunteer their energy and time. Proceeds from the Trails of Hope 5k help support the local and global efforts of Hope for the Hungry.
Online registration and more information can be found at http:// www.trailsofhope.com
Hope for the Hungry is an interdenominational missions ministry established in 1982 in response to the needs of thousands of children dying every day due to malnutrition and preventable diseases.
Our passion and purpose is to "Share the Bread of Life with a Starving World". We seek to relieve the spiritual and physical poverty of the poorest of the poor both at home and across the globe.
This means that we work diligently to help provide the spiritual, physical, and educational foundation needed, to help break the cycle of generational poverty. We have been serving in Haiti throughout our 30 years of existence and currently support over 800 children in three schools and two children's homes.
We have also grown to serve a network of missionaries and ministries in over 17 different nations, including the United States sharing the love of Jesus through agriculture, church planting, discipleship, education, emergency relief, evangelism, microenterprise, outreach and trafficking causes. For more information visit www.HopefortheHungry.org