The Third Annual, Get Off Your Can 5K, benefiting Sacred Heart Food Pantry, will return on July 2, 2016, once again, as part of Cicero’s Lights Over Morse celebration.
Happy 4th of July! We have joined the Lights Over Morse 4th of July Celebration again in 2015 to bring you a 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, July 2th! The Get Off Your Can 5K benefits the Sacred Heart of Jesus Food Pantry, which help to put food on the table of those in need right here in Hamilton County.
There’s going to be ton of stuff to do as part of the Lights Over Morse 4th of July Celebration! Come for the 5K, stay for the carnival, the parade, the fun, the festivities, and the fireworks!
|Registration Pricing Schedule|
|5K Adult (18+ years old)||$20||$25||$30|
|5K Youth & Student (0-18 years old)||$15||$20||$25|
|2.5K Adult (18+ years old)||$15||$20||$25|
|2.5K Youth & Student (0-18 years old)||$10||$15||$20|
Race day registration will be available onsite, from 6:00 a.m.-7:45 a.m.
Please note: If you have issues with the registration form below, you can register directly on Active.com at: https://endurancecui.active.com/event-reg/select-race?e=36891751
Please note: T-Shirts are guaranteed for all athletes who are registered by June 26.
Race Day Schedule of Events:
6:00 am – 7:30 am Race day registration and packet pick-up
7:00 am All volunteer meeting at finish line
7:45 am Mandatory pre-race meeting at finish line
7:45 am Invocation
7:45 am SSB
7:45 am Security meeting by camp building
7:45 am Timing system finalized
8:00 am Cannon Start
8:20 am First 5K finisher
9:00 am Last 5K finisher
9:00 am 5K Awards
Race Day: We will be on site by 6:00am for packet and chip pickup as well as race day registration. To ensure we can start the race on time, please plan to be on site at least an hour prior to race to pick up your timing chip. Please note, we may not be able to allow registrations within 45 minutes of the race starting, or check in within 30 minutes of the race start. Check-in will be at the library’s gazebo, near the finish line.
Parking: The park has ample parking available. Please do not park in the front or rear parking lot for the library. The library is open during these hours, and the parking is reserved for library patrons. Please plan to park in the baseball field gravel lot toward the back of the park. Should the parking become full, you will be directed where to park.
Please do not hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions, concerns, or are celebrating a special day with us.
About Sacred Heart of Jesus Food Pantry: Hunger in Hamilton County, the most affluent county in Indiana, is a reality. Long recognized as central Indiana’s booming center of new wealth and growth, Hamilton County is also facing great needs. With more households facing job layoffs, looming mortgage payments and drained savings accounts, poverty has increased by 67 percent. Many residents struggle to keep food in their pantries and on their tables. Over the last few years, food pantries have been doubling, tripling and in some cases quadrupling their services.
Hamilton County has the second highest number of people facing food insecurity in central Indiana, second only to Marion County. Poverty rose in the county by 67 percent from 2006 to 2009, and poverty is closely associated with hunger. In 2009, 7 percent of Hamilton County’s children lived in poverty; in 2011, just under 16 percent of students received free or reduced-price lunches. Combine those numbers with complicated financial challenges for families who may be facing a combination of layoffs, upside-down mortgages and accumulated debt, and a diverse mix of needs emerges. The existing food pantry network and the mobile food pantry serve many first-time clients who never expected to need emergency food assistance.
The Sacred Heart of Jesus Food Pantry, the Parish Food Pantry Program, is one of the charitable programs of Sacred Heart of Jesus. The purpose of this program is to give food assistance to low-income families. There are many ways to volunteer for this program: preparing food boxes, stocking pantry shelves, donating food, and helping with the distribution — these are just a few examples. Please call the office at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church to volunteer.