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Polar Barefoot Run at Country Park in Greensboro, NC
January 2011 Samaritan’s Feet implemented a fun 5k event in an effort to unite with the millions of children around the world who don't have the privilege of owning shoes. The Polar Barefoot Run is part of Samaritan’s Feet Barefoot for Bare Feet initiative; a movement that is growing. The ultimate goal is to raise the necessary funds to distribute shoes to kids while exhibiting love and service. We want the kids to be excited about receiving the shoes, but we want them to be even more excited about the message of hope and love they receive with the shoes. Because of your efforts, participation and support, children from Charlotte, NC to Nigeria, Africa will receive a humble gift of encouragement and safety in the form of a pair of shoes.
Last year was Samaritan’s Feet’s inaugural Polar Barefoot Run. Approximately $12,000 was raised as participants from across the state went shoeless for the 5k run in Freedom Park in Charlotte, NC.
The Polar Barefoot Run is a 5K run/walk that will benefit the children of Nigeria. The event will take place on January 19, 2013 at 10am - in two cities on the same day: Freedom Park in Charlotte, NC and Country Park in Greensboro, NC. Our goal is to serve the children and the nation at large by providing at least 5,000 pairs of shoes for the children to help them get back to school. The point is to literally "run/walk a mile in their shoes" . . . or lack thereof.
To participate in this 5k event you can choose to run with shoes or without shoes. The registration fees are $30 with shoes and $20 without shoes. You have the opportunity to register online as a participant, make a donation, and/or create your own personal fundraising page. Even if you cannot attend a Polar Barefoot event, we urge you to make your own personal fundraising page to contribute to the cause. Rally your friends behind you and put on a run of your own. It doesn’t have to be a 5k and you don’t have to pay money to rent a space. Hosting a mile barefoot run around your school’s track could help change a child’s life forever.
Even if you cannot attend a Polar Barefoot event, we urge you to make your own personal fundraising page to contribute to the cause. Just click the "Donate" link to support our team in meeting our fundraising goal of $25,000. If you would like to join our team to help us in raising money click the "Join Our Team" button on the right.
For every $100 you raise, your name will be entered into a lottery to receive a $1,000 voucher for the Samaritan's Feet missions trip of your choosing. Even if you cannot attend a Polar Barefoot event, you can still help impact a child's life by donating to the run.
To register as a participant: http://bit.ly/RpDF9v
If you are interested in hosting your own Polar Barefoot event this year, contact Samaritan’s Feet by phone 704-341-1630 or Seth Crawford at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All donations are tax deductible. EIN: 14-1880905
|Mark and Michele||2/5/2013||$30.00|
|Holly Rackers||1/22/2013||$15.00||We had fun at the run! What a great cause!|
|William Crawford||1/19/2013||$50.00||Good work Seth|
|Tom and Kathy Yokeley||1/14/2013||$45.00||Proud of you, Seth, and your heart for helping others|