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We've waited as long as we can, and we can wait no longer. It's with a heavy heart that we've decided to cancel the Blessings in a Backpack 0.5K on June 13, 2020. We know that canceling is the right thing to do based on conversations with the City of Louisville's COVID-19 response team. But we're hoping to turn a bad situation into a good one. You know, make lemonade from lemons!
We are asking you to let Blessings in a Backpack's Louisville Chapter keep your entry fee as a donation. Your gift will be put to excellent use, as we are providing bags of food for more than 5,000 kids in Louisville weekly who need our help now more than ever and we're hoping to continue distributing food throughout the summer. You can learn more about our local response to COVID-19 school closures at louisville.blessingsinabackpack.org.
We are more than happy to issue a full price refund if you are unable to make a donation at this time. We realize the impact this pandemic has had on individuals and businesses alike and do not which to create a hardship for you. Please indicate your choice below.
Thank you for your support of Blessings in a Backpack's Louisville Chapter and the 0.5K!
The second annual Blessings in a Backpack 0.5k will be held at 11 a.m. on June 13, 2020. The finish line and post-race party will be at The Pointe, located at 1205 E. Washington St., Louisville, KY 40206, in the Butchertown neighborhood.
This will be very fun, tongue-in-cheek event that will lampoon the typical 5K.
The Blessings in a Backpack 0.5K — that’s not a typo, our “race” is, in fact, only 546 yards — will incorporate all the typical race elements but without any of the training or effort. Think a 0.5K Euro-style sticker for your car, a hydration station at the halfway point that serves caffiene and carbs, and a medical tent that may or may not be manned. At the finish line, celebrate with a family friendly post-race party.
The 0.5K is created for folks who are NOT ready to go the extra mile. In fact, they aren’t even willing to go a mile at all, and actually barely even a quarter mile... but they are willing to have fun and poke fun at themselves, while raising money to help Blessings in a Backpack feed hungry kids in Louisville on the weekends!
(The starting line opens at 10:30 a.m.; race begins at 11 a.m. Post-party will close at 12:30 p.m.)
IF YOU WANT A T-SHIRT ON RACE DAY — AND WHO DOESN'T WANT ONE OF THESE BAD BOYS — YOU MUST REGISTER BEFORE MAY 25, 2020. SHIRT SIZES ARE NOT GUARANTEED AFTER THIS DATE.
(six people per team)
Grab your besties, work wife, and wicked cool boss for a day (okay, it's more like 10 minutes) of glory, celebration, and comradery to raise money for Blessings in a Backpack! Everyone will take home a Blessings in a Backpack 0.5K swag bag and join in the post-race party. This is your chance to show the world that, even in the shortest of distances, teamwork makes the dream work! Corporate Teams will receive:
Can't make it to the "race?" It's okay... you can participate from the comfort of your couch! Virtual Participants will get a t-shirt, oval sticker, and medal just like everyone else so you can brag that you are a finisher of the 0.5K and no one will know any different. Plus, we'll send you a link to our Instagram page so you can watch the race live in our story.
Note: the registration fee includes the cost of shipping, and the swag will be shipped out in late June.
All the fun stuff aside, we are serious about the end result — to support Blessings in a Backpack’s Louisville programs. The money raised at this event will help send local kids home with backpacks full of food during the 2020/21 school year. And we'd really like your help! As a sponsor, your business will be associated with what we believe will be the funnest, coolest, and craziest event of the year. Levels start at $1,000 and include logo on marketing materials and swag, race entries, volunteer opportunities, and more!
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