“It’s time to run homelessness out of town,” declared Marilyn Salci, Family Promise Board member and Fundraising Committee member, as preparations were being made for this event.
The innovative fundraising workout will see teams of three people meet at one of the participating gyms in Lincoln City on Wednesday, February 13th and take part in a 30 minute run/walk on a treadmill. Exceptions will be made for those with health issues who choose to participate on another machine such as a stationary bicycle.
“This is an event for any level of athlete to have fun.” stated Sue Anderson, Family Promise Board President. “Just the thrill of getting together with two other people to help these families through donations can be the goal. Get your friends together and sign up for a good time.”
The teams sign up at a favorite workout location and a set time slot at that gym. Two winning teams will be named including both the team with the most pledges collected as well as a team with the most miles recorded in the 30 minute time slot. Two awesome gift baskets are ready for the winning teams. A special White Elephant prize will go to the “Most Unique Costumed” team. Watch for photos on the Family Promise Facebook page.
All proceeds will support Family Promise in helping families experiencing homelessness get back on their feet and into their own homes again.
The gyms participating in the event are:
* Fitness 101 at 7755 Hwy 101 in the Salishan Marketplace, 541-996-6101
* The Lincoln City Community Center at 2150 NE Oar Place, 541-994-2131 (16 or older)
* Participating gyms have paperwork, sign-up sheets and time slots available.
* Call or stop in to register.