Please join us for the ninth annual Miles for Meals 5k Run/Walk on Saturday, June 18th, 2016 at 8 am at Heritage Park in Olathe. The proceeds from this event will go to support several local food pantries within Johnson County. Since this is a fun run/walk, strollers and ipods are welcome (sorry no pets)! This event will be officially timed and results will be available after the race. Medals will be awarded to the overall male and female winners, as well as age group medals for 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, and 50+ age categories, both male and female. There will also be a drawing after the award ceremony for miscellaneous prizes. To enter the drawing, please bring a donation of non-perishable food items or make a donation (suggested minimum of $1) to the Feed the Need fund at packet pick-up on 6/17 or 6/18 (Limit one entry per race participant).
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$20 pre-registration through 5/31/16
$25 pre-registration 6/1/16 - 6/17/16
$30 race day registration, available 7:00-7:45 am at Heritage Park, Shelter #1
Free for kids 12 and under (no registration fee required, must be accompanied by adult, no t-shirt provided)
Fees are non-refundable, transferable, or exchangeable
Download a Registration Brochure
June 17th from 2:00 to 5:00 pm at the Johnson County Administration Building, 111 S. Cherry Street, Suite 1500, Olathe, Kansas.
June 18th from 7:00-7:45 am at Heritage Park, Shelter #1.
The course takes a scenic route along the lake and is mostly an out and back course that will require two-way traffic on the trail, so please be courteous of other participants and guests of the park.
2010 Race Results:
Male Division: 1. Eric Lord 20:45 2. Richard McDaniel 22:48 3. Michael Haramia 24:01
Female Division: 1. Lynette Laws 21:36 2. April Newby 27:44 3. Lacey Beck 29:30
About Feed the Need:
Since 1987, employees of Johnson County Government have participated in the annual Feed the Need campaign. All donations of food and money benefit ten area food pantries serving eligible Johnson County citizens.
The 10 food pantries include: Blue Valley Multi-Service Center in Overland Park, De Soto Multi-Service Center, Spring Hill Multi-Service Center, North Central Multi-Service Center in Lenexa, Gardner-Edgerton Coordinating Council, Shawnee Community Services, Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas in Overland Park and Olathe, and Salvation Army and First Christian Church both in Olathe.
Throughout the year, employees from the different county departments and agencies sponsor fund raising events ranging from food drives and chili cook-offs to golf tournaments. The monies raised are received by the Johnson County Charitable Foundation, Inc., a Section 501(c) (3) tax-exempt organization, and in turn, disbursed to the food pantries at the end of year’s campaign, ending each July.