FAM point5k The Race For The Rest Of Us

Sat September 14, 2019 Grand Junction, CO US 81501 Directions
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Additional race information can be found at http://www.fosteralumnimentors.org/thepoint5k/.

Place
655 Struthers Ave
Grand Junction, CO US 81501
Description
Tickets are $40
Kids 7-17 are $25
6 & under are FREE!

Check in begins at 3pm and the "Race" starts at 4pm followed by the post race celebration at Edgewater Brewery!

Join us in having fun while we raise money for Foster Alumni Mentors, a local nonprofit providing services to young adults who have emancipated from foster care!
Have you ever wanted to participate in a race but just didn't think you could make it all that way!? Then, this is the race for you!!! At less than 1/3 of a mile, everyone can participate! 

We will have a special guest joining us!
Sharane Calister from season 14 of The Voice! 

THE INFO:
We will begin on the riverfront trail behind the beautiful Botanical Gardens and end the race at Edgewater Brewery. 
Wait, it gets even better!
Donuts! 
There will be a midway point for that much needed energy boost to make it to the finish line at Edgewater Brewery where you will enjoy a complimentary cool, refreshing handcrafted beer and appetizers! Complimentary Tea, Soda, and Lemonade will be available as well. Sliders and pretzel bites add a nice final touch to a complete evening with music by Lincoln Pants Band and giveaways! 

“I don’t get it. What’s the point?” I have received this question a couple of times now and it made me think…perhaps we need to share what the “point” really is. To use a play on words with our fundraiser event, The FAMpoint5k, race for the rest of us, it’s literally that, a half a k, 500 meters, less than 1/3 of a mile, event. This is our annual fundraiser to raise money for our local nonprofit serving young adults who have been in foster care. 
The “POINT” is:
Over 23,000 youth age out of foster care each year, with little to no positive supports in place.
Foster care was not a choice they made. 
They want a place to belong.
They want to break the cycle. 
They want people to believe in them. 
They want someone they can count on to be there. 
We don’t typically share the statistics because we want our community to share in the success. But the statistics also can’t be ignored. 
20% will become instantly homeless.* 
70% of females will become pregnant before the age of 21.*
Less than 3% will attend college and graduate with a 4 year degree compared to 33% of the public.*

The “point” is, nobody talks about what happens after foster care or where the kids go. 
Foster Alumni Mentors wants you to know these young adults are amazing, capable, goal oriented, valued, appreciated, and loved. FAM is building a community around them to encourage, uplift, guide, mentor, and provide a place of belonging, where it isn’t “weird” that they were in foster care, that it isn’t “shameful” that their parents use drugs or are in prison. A place where they are validated, they can speak openly about their life, their struggles, their wins, their dreams, and their goals. They are not alone.
So, to answer this question, the point of our 0.5k is to get the word out, bring awareness, share with our community, and provide services to a group of young adults that often feel forgotten and unloved and YOU are the difference we need in our community.

 

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