This year, our annual Pump and Run 5K is going to be a little different than past years. Not only are we going to be raising money towards children battling cancer, we are honoring another group! We are honoring all those who are actively serving in the military or are veterans. We are welcoming members from any branch: Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Navy and Marines. The first 25 military members to sign up will receive FREE registration!
With July 4th coming up in a matter of days, it’s important to remember why we celebrate Independence Day and how lucky we are to have the freedoms that we do. Everyday, thousands of military members are serving and defending for our country around the world. Not only are they putting their own lives at stakes, they are sacrificing time away from their family and friends. We want to make sure all members of the military know how appreciative we are of them and how thankful we are for all that they do!
We know lots of people have thought about doing the Lifting Hopes pump and run, or are talking about the pump and run, but some of you might need the extra push to actually jump in and run.
So, why should you do the Lifting Hopes Pump and Run? How about one of these top reasons:
1) It’s time to spice up running a little bit. People love to run, but doing the same thing over and over can get old. Lately it seems as though more and more runners are looking for alternatives to the standard 5k, including events such as – warrior/mud runs, the color run, triathlons/dualathlons, and our personal favorite the pump and run.
2) You can do it with your friends. The Lifting Hopes pump and run is the only pump and run in Ohio that offers a team option. You don’t have to do it by yourself! So get your friends together or a group of people from work and see if you can beat the competition together.
3) You get to help children. The proceeds from the Lifting Hopes pump and run go to Chapel Hill House. Chapel Hill House is retreat home that children with pediatric cancer and their families can visit to get time away from all the pressures and stress of their day to day lives.
(Check out more about Chapel Hill House at www.chapelhillhouse.org)
We would love to know your reason for doing the Lifting Hopes pump and run! Tell us why in the comments below or on our Facebook and Twitter pages. See you in October!