RICHMOND (Covering Fort Bend News) - The race to outrun hunger at Harvest Green is slated for Saturday, Sept. 28, but dedicated runners and weekend warriors can get ready now, with early birds catching lower registration fees.
Registration is open for the 2nd annual OutRun Hunger 5k Family Walk/Run. Proceeds for the event benefit East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry, a local non-profit that provides assistance to families and individuals during times of temporary financial crisis.
Race fees will be discounted for those who register by July 31.
“We already have a lot of interest in this year’s run,” said Sylvia Morgese, lifestyle director for Harvest Green. “So, we decided to offer an early bird registration option. Also new this year will be a virtual runner option for those who want to contribute to East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry but can’t make the run.”
Early bird fees are $20 for ages 13 and up, $12 for youths ages 4-12 and free for kids 3 and under. Adult and youth fees include a race T-shirt. Parents can purchase shirts for their toddlers for $10.
After July 31, fees will be $25 for adults and $15 for youths. Those that register by Sept. 10 also will receive t-shirts. Same-day registration increases by $5 and t-shirts are not guaranteed. Virtual registration is $25 and includes a T-shirt if registered by Sept. 10.
Participants can register online at signmeup.com/outrunhunger5k.
Last year the race raised $13,000 for EFBHNM. This year, event coordinators hope to raise $25,000 through race fees and sponsorships.
“We've got so many confirmed sponsors already,” Morgese said. “Roots, which is a monthly newsletter started by a Harvest Green resident, is a platinum sponsor. Newmark Homes will be underwriting all of the medals and ribbons, and Messina Hof is providing wine at the finish line. It’s going to be a great event."
Sponsorships are still available. Bronze sponsorships are $100, silver are $300, gold are $500 and platinum are $1,000. Sponsors will receive free race entries and their company logo or family name will be printed on the race T-shirt. To become a sponsor, visit https://www.signmeup.com/reg/form/130835/registration.
The race starts with an 8:30 a.m. kid’s run at the Farmhouse, 3400 Harvest Corner Drive, followed by a family 5K race at 9 a.m. A DJ, bounce houses, food trucks and more await at the finish line.
For more information about East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry, visit https://www.humanneeds.org.