The 2021 Evening Glow Halloween Run Against Hunger will return to the evening start and will be held on October 16, 2021, at River Bends Park in Shelby Township. The Kids Run will take place at 6:30 and the 5K Walk/Run at 6:45. The 3.1-Mile course will follow the paved trails lined with glow sticks.
You can register for this event online at: www.eastsideracingcompany.com or download and mail registration form to: Blessings in a Backpack – Utica, 303 East St., Rochester, MI 48307, or forms may be dropped off at Hanson’s in Utica. Early race pickup will take place on Friday, October 15, 2021, during the hours of 12pm – 6pm behind Hanson’s Running Store in Utica.
Our fourth annual 5K Run/Walk, held on October 17,2020, raised much needed funds to feed hungry children in our community. Although our participant numbers were down slightly, it was the first 2020 5K event in our area for many months. To address outdoor gathering requirements for 2020 we held a daytime event with multiple starts. With this being a daytime event, we added the fun of a one-mile unpaved wooded trail as part of the 3.1-mile course. In the past, our event has been an evening glow run following the paved trails lined with glow sticks at River Bends Park in Shelby Township.
All participants received event shirts and medals. Awards were given to male and female winners in four categories.