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Pilgrimage in the Park 5K Run/Walk

Donation Goal: $1,000

What is Phoenix Racing?
Phoenix Racing is a division of Phoenix Wellness which is a 501C3 Nonprofit Corporation.  Our goal with Phoenix Racing is to surround “at-risk” kids with positive adult mentors who emphasize the benefits of a healthy, active lifestyle.  Phoenix Racing utilizes running and outdoor sporting activities to teach kids that self-esteem is earned, self-discipline and hard work lead to success and that true leaders look to serve their community.
 Humble Beginnings:
Phoenix Racing began in the spring of 2013 with the idea that “at-risk” children simply need a safe environment where they can be taught how to be strong, resilient, productive community members.  Our motto is “There is no Strength without Struggle” and we focus on encouraging children to struggle with and even embrace the very real mental and physical challenges that running races presents.   The process of planning, training and competing in each race is translated into a metaphor for life in general!
 Progress:
1.     Over 200 children and their families have trained for 8 weeks and completed their first 5K.
2.     Phoenix Racing Team members have participated in over 60 different race events.
3.     Phoenix Racing has had 5 team members receive scholarships to continue running at the collegiate level.
4.     Phoenix Racing participants serve the community by volunteering at Food Shelters, SomerFit, Rotary’s International Dinner, Hope Lodge, Relay for Life, cleaning up roadways and working on making homes more accessible/usable for the elderly.
5.     Phoenix Racing puts on two major events each year including Pilgrimage in the Park 5K Trail Run and Mud, Mayhem and Fun 5K Obstacle Race.  You can check them out on Facebook at Pilgrimage in the Park and Mud, Mayhem and Fun.
 Phoenix Racing is proud to say that 100% percent of all proceeds go to direct programming or gear for children!  We are planning on major expansions to our programming this year and sincerely hope that you will consider donating to this worthy cause!
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