Gilbertsville Church Run Assists Happy 2 Be Home

GILBERTSVILLE PA – A 5-kilometer run and walk, as well as a 1-mile fun run and walk, both are scheduled to be held Aug. 10 (2019; Saturday) by the New Hanover United Methodist Church in Gilbertsville PA as fund-raisers to benefit Happy 2 Be Home, a non-profit organization that modifies houses to help families care for their children with long-term disabilities in their homes.

The “If You Build It, They Will Run” event opens with run-day registration at 7:15 a.m. at the church, 2211 Swamp Pike., followed by the 5-K start at 8:30 a.m. and the fun run at 8:35 a.m. The race will start and finish at church. The course is held on back roads behind the church, and in a portion of Swamp Creek Park. The event is said to be “perfect for both novice and seasoned runners and walkers.”

Happy 2 Be Home was inspired by two children whose diseases left them severely handicapped and medically dependent. Their families needed major renovations to their homes to safely care for them. Since its inception, the organization has completed 39 projects, at an average cost of $15,000 per project.

Awards will be presented to the top three persons in each age category. Water will be available throughout the event. Refreshments will be provided following the runs.

Early run registrations are encouraged. For those who register by Aug. 5, the costs are $25 for 5K participants, and $10 for the fun run/walk ($15 with race t-shirt). After Aug. 5, the costs are $30 and $15, respectively. Participants can register any time up until the start of the race. Race t-shirts are provided to all advance registrants.

To register, make checks payable to “NHUMC” and put “If You Build It, They Will Run” in the memo line. Mail registrations to “If You Build It, They Will Run,” NHUMC, 2211 Swamp Pike, Gilbertsville PA 19525. Applications also are accepted online, here.

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