Parks Half Marathon Gives Back!

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Parks friends,

We all know there are many ways you can spend your hard-earned dollars.  And there is nothing wrong with rewarding yourself for a job well done. But it’s also been said that giving your money or time for a cause can benefit your psychological, spiritual and emotional well-being.

But what if there was a way to do both? Reward yourself AND give to an important cause?  What about THREE important causes?

Let us explain……

We already know that the Parks Half Marathon is the best value in town. For only $69, you get to run a half marathon through some of the most beautiful park land the county has to offer wearing a personalized bib AND receive a beautiful finisher’s medal, a commemorative fleece blanket and a long sleeved Brooks Podium race shirt — all on top of a fantastic finisher’s festival with great food and music.

For ONE WEEK ONLY – from July 25th to August 1st – $2.50 from ALL NEW RACE REGISTRATIONS will be donated to one of the 3 charities listed below, at the discretion of the race director.  Not only that, but the race & MCRRC will MATCH that with an ADDITIONAL $2.50 per newly registered runner!

Remember those improvements to your well-being we mentioned above?  Well, if you are still waiting to register for Parks, why not REGISTER TODAY?! We think you’ll be glad you did.

The charities:

1) Manna Food Center‘s singular mission is to eliminate hunger in Montgomery County. Through food distribution, education and advocacy, they are making strides on behalf of more than 78,000 county residents who experience hunger and food insecurity.

2) 22 Too Many is an organization that cares deeply about our nation’s veterans and their families. Through athletic events, they seek to serve as a living memorial, reduce the stigma by increasing public knowledge and awareness of PTS, share resources and provide support and comfort to the grieving families left behind.

3) That’s a Wrap Deli is a dynamic project established by Community Support Services that combines healthy food products people want with inclusive employment opportunities for people with disabilities.  They offer for sale wraps, salads, soups, casseroles, fruits and healthy snacks and drinks. The deli will primarily sell ready made packaged foods for carry out business.

Help support these wonderful causes by doing yourself a favor as well! Register for the Parks Half Marathon TODAY!