Fleet Feet is helping Hannah & Friends take the "dis" out of "dis-abilities!" On Thursday, May 24, Fleet Feet Mishawaka will donate 10% of the day's sales to Hannah & Friends. Consider doing your Sunburst race shopping and let your purchasing power travel even farther into the community. Better yet, sign up here for Hannah & Friends 5k Run and Fun Walk on June 30th! Read on to hear from Ben Fetcher, this year's race director.
Fleet Feet Runners: Please run the Hannah & Friends 5K Run and Fun Walk on June 30th!! Help us take the ‘dis’ out of ‘dis-ABILITIES’!!
Why run this race?:This race was started with two goals in mind: “I wanted to raise money to help fund programs, but more importantly –to bring area runners to see the amazing community that Hannah and Friends Neighborhood is!” The Hannah & Friends 5K Run and Fun Walk was founded by a local high school sophomore, Michaela Lewis, in 2013. She wanted to pair two loves- that of running- and helping special needs individuals.
In its first year, the Hannah & Friends 5K had 400 participants and raised over $5,000.00 for the local charity. The support from John Adams High School and area businesses has helped the race flourish to year 6: 2018, with current Race Coordinator, Ben Fecher!
“It is the highest energy 5K in the Michiana area!” This was the exact quote from a runner last year. With a Hawaiian theme, helpers are in neon shirts and sport flowered leis. Inspirational signs were placed all over the 5K cross-country-like course.
Best signs : “YOU are my favorite runner!” : “May the course be with you!” and “You look like a Beauty, who runs like a BEAST!”
What will the signs say this year? ( You will probably be running too fast to read them!) But please come out–And RUN!!!!!--or walk!
Help us take the ‘dis’ out of ‘dis-ABILITIES’!! Respectfully, Ben Fecher 2018 Race Coordinator