Monday, 20 February 2012 by Keith Bahlmann
On Feb. 25, folks from all over will gather in Belton to run, walk or crawl in the "Trails of Hope" 5k. The event will be held at Hope for the Hungry, located at 899 S. Wheat Rd in Belton and is hosted by and benefiting local non-profit organization, Hope for the Hungry.
Registration is now open for a small $25 registration fee and participants will have the choice of running or walking in the traditional 5k road course or the beautiful (yet technical) 5k trail course.
For 30 years, Hope for the Hungry has served the local community and thousands of children and families throughout the world.
With 2.7 billion people living on less than $2 per day and 21,000 children dying on a daily basis due to malnutrition and preventable diseases, Hope for the Hungry is dedicated to "sharing the Bread of Life with a starving world."
This means that we work diligently to give people the spiritual, physical, and educational foundation they need to produce sustainable efforts to begin the process of removing themselves and their families from generational poverty.
While Hope for the Hungry believes that meeting the physical and educational needs is vital, we believe that a relationship with Jesus Christ is of ultimate importance.
All proceeds from the "Trails of Hope" 5k will go toward Hope's efforts to feed, clothe, disciple, house and educate children, families and communities around the world.
The first 100 participants to register will receive a $10 gift card courtesy of Natural Grocers in Temple and all participants who register online are guaranteed a shirt.
Food and beverages will be provided free of charge for participants.
Hope for the Hungry would like to include a special thanks to the UMHB men's soccer team and the youth groups from First Baptist of Belton, Vista Community Church and Canyon Creek Baptist for helping with the preparation of the trail this year.
Trails of Hope is brought to you in part by Ashford Homes, Advanced Chiropractic, Extraco Banks, Ledger Furniture, HB Sheppard Centex Properties, Natural Grocers, Quality Paint and Body, Zoot Pet Hospital.
Online registration and more information can be found at www.trailsofhope.com.
Hope for the Hungry is an interdenominational ministry focusing on assisting children worldwide, and serving missionaries who have responded to God's call to "Share the Bread of Life with a Starving World.