Runnin’ for a Reason benefitting The Backpack Coalition | April 15, 2018

Runnin’ for a Reason was created to serve our community by bringing together runners, families, and volunteers to raise money for a local charitable organization. For 2018, Backpack Coalition will receive all the proceeds from the race on April 15th, 2018 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm at Walsh Ranch Park.
Backpack Coalition’s goal is to nurture children, give them a level playing field, the chance to not only survive, but thrive and become contributing members of our community. Statistically, 1 in 4 children in Central Texas comes from a home that is not food stable. This means at any given time there may be nothing to eat in the home. For a child who is not adequately nourished over the weekend, studies show it takes them until Wednesday to recover full cognitive ability, only to start the process over again each Friday if no one steps up to help. The body is a marvelous machine: When faced with less than adequate food, it maintains core functions and sacrifices the “extras” – cognitive and higher learning abilities are the first casualties. Extended malnutrition not only destroys existing brain cells, it impairs the body’s ability to make new brain cells. Currently it costs us $5.00 per week to feed a student for the weekend, and Backpack Coalition feeds over 1000 students each week. So please join us in a fun 5K run to raise money for this worthy cause!

April 15th 5pm
Walsh Ranch Park
Fajita Dinner following the Run

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