Church organizes 5K to benefit Stanly Community Christian Ministry
Published 2:25 pm Thursday, November 10, 2022
Nearly 200 runners, walkers and community members are expected at the 2022 Feed the 5K event in Concord on Nov. 19.
Instead of registration fees, participants will bring non-perishable food items to donate to Stanly Community Christian Ministry, Inc., a non-denominational organization focused on ensuring individuals in Stanly County and surrounding areas have access to food to live healthy and active lives.
Organized by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the 2022 Feed the 5K will be a self-timed 3.1-mile run/walk on an out-and-back course along the trails of Frank Liske Park. Participants, spectators and community members will also enjoy family-friendly activities, including a scavenger hunt, face painting, volleyball and more.
Several community leaders have been invited to speak at the event, including Steve Page, president of the Charlotte Central Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Ronnie Michael, mayor of Albemarle; and Heather Kilde, executive director of Stanly Community Christian Ministry, Inc.
Registration for the 5K is available online at https://runsignup.com/Race/NC/Concord/Feedthe5K and will be open until 11:59 p.m. Nov. 18. Same-day registration will be available before the start of the race at 10 a.m.
“We are thrilled with the response we’ve received to this unique 5K opportunity and are grateful for the opportunity to build awareness of and help battle food insecurity in Stanly County,” said Melinda Nusbaum, the communication director for the Charlotte Central Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints. “Our goal is to send Stanly Community Christian Ministry, Inc. away with at least 5,000 food items. I feel confident our community will come together to do exactly that.”