Though the end of May, the cost for entering the ninth annual Miles for Meals 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, June 18, is only $20 to support Johnson County’s annual Feed the Need campaign that benefits local food pantries.
Come June 1, pre-registration for Miles for Meals increases to $25 through June 17 and to $30 on race day with registration occurring from 7 to 7:45 a.m. at Shelter No. 1 at Heritage Park in Olathe. The course basically circles Heritage Lake with the run/walk starting at 8 a.m. (rain or shine). Medals will be awarded by age group and fastest overall male and female.
Pre-registered participant’s race packets include a t-shirt, timing chip, bib number, and race information. The event is free for participants 12 years old and younger (no t-shirt provided and no registration required), but young participants must be accompanied by an adult.
Online registration at http://www.enter2run.com closes at 11:59 p.m. June 16.
More information is available by calling (913) 715-2609, picking up a flyer in Suite 1500 in the Johnson County Administration Building in downtown Olathe.
Johnson County’s participation in the annual Feed the Need campaign began in 1987. All donations of food and money benefit 10 food pantries serving eligible Johnson County citizens. Six of the food pantries are located in multi-service centers operated by the Johnson County Department of Human Services.
Feed the Need is a regional effort coordinated by the Mid-America Regional Council, the Mid-America Assistance Coalition, and Harvesters International.