Hope Music Festival 5K Run/Walk for Water
EVENT DATE: Sep 24, 2011
DEADLINE TO GIVE: Sep 30, 2011
Our goal is to have 500 runners for our inaugural event! One pair of donated shoes serves two purposes; affordable footwear AND clean, safe water! Once collected,the shoes are given a second life when the Shoeman exports the donated shoes to retailers in the developing world. The resale of shoes provides jobs and affordable footware. Affordable shoes are a life saving tool as they protect the new owner’s feet and overall health from foot abrasions, parasites and mites. Funds generated from the export of shoes provides well drilling rigs, water purification systems, and hand pump repair mirco businesses bringing safe, clean water to those who thirst. In 2010 Shoeman Water Projects partnered with EDGE OUTREACH as their main water delivery partner. For information on how to get involved contact Jeff Minton the Socks Guy at 502-533-1135 or Dee Dee Hurt, the Shoe Lady, at 502-751-7104.
Join Clean Socks Hope and EDGE OUTREACH, as we join hands for one incredible day of hope, shoe collection, music and dance. In America, the average age for the homeless is 9 years old and the fastest growing population of homeless is single mothers with 2 children. Every 15 seconds, in places like Haiti; a child dies due to illnesses caused from contaminated drinking water. 26,000 people die each and every day. Be a part of the Hope Music Festival 5K Run/Walk for Water and join the fight, change a life!
Our scenic course begins at the City of Jeffersonville RiverStage and winds along the banks of the Ohio, through the picturesque neighborhood’s streets with many of the homes approaching over a century in age. Run for the top trophy or just take a leisurely stroll and check out the fall bursts of color along the Jeffersonville waterfront.
After the race, stay for the music on the great lawn, visit with our vendors or browse the area shops and restaurants. Your race number will get you $2.00 off admission to the Hope Music Festival featuring Addison Road. While you’re at it, try your party moves as part of our “Dance Your Shoes Off,” video shoot in an effort to raise over 2000 pairs of shoes and socks for Edge Outreach and Clean Socks Hope!
Clean Socks Hope and EDGE OUTREACH are 501©(3) nonprofits dedicated to the community locally and abroad.