Run for Compassion 5K - Hickory NC

Saturday, May 31, 2014



Run for Compassion 5K - Hickory NC

Saturday, May 31, 2014

 Check-in & on-site registration opens at 8:00. Race starts promptly at 9:00.

Join our 3rd Annual Run for Compassion – benefitting Compassion's Child Survival Program in Port au Prince, Haiti.


5K Run or Walk, or 1 Mile Fun Run, Age 10 through Adult = $25

Under 10 = FREE

Divisions: Under 10, Youth 10-19, Male/Female 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Free T-shirt guaranteed for pre-registered participants.

Want a route map? Please e-mail Race Coordinator Janet Greer

 What is Child Survival Program?

In response to the high under-five mortality rate and the desperate need of mothers in extreme poverty, Compassion’s Child Survival Program intervenes with medical care during and post pregnancy (including attended birth) and ongoing medical treatment for their children, good nutrition and hygiene care, literacy training, instruction in sewing and other vocational training, and most importantly learning how to better raise their children. Both group and 1x1 support at the center and in the home is provided. And this early intervention is working! In 2012, UNICEF reports estimated that the number of children under the age of five dying globally fell from nearly 12 million in 1990 to an estimated 6.9 million in 2011.

Your participation and fundraising will help us drop this number of unnecessary deaths even more! Invite people to sponsor you for the race by creating your own fundraising page upon registration and multiply our rescue effort!