I Believe In Me Back to School 5K Run/Walk

It’s taking place on August 24, 2019.

FREDERICK, MD.  (LG)  The 1st Annual I Believe in Me 5k Run and Walk is coming up.  “I Believe in Me is a mentoring program here in Frederick County,” said Aje Hill, CEO. “We run our program out of the Asbury United Community Church. We meet everyday, Monday through Friday, and we have 56 young men in our program right now.”

The walk will help raise funds to support I Believe in Me’s (IBM) fall programming and meet the back to school needs of the youth participating in the program. “We do for each other. We are a family. In this walk we plan to deal some hope in Baker Park. Get more exposure to this program. But most importantly, help these youth, who don’t have a father, get ready for back to school. We’ve become their fathers,” continued Hill.

The race will take place on August 24, 2019.

● 5k run starts at 8:00 a.m., walk starts at 8:15.

● For those who can’t attend in person, there is a Virtual 5k option as well!

● Early bird registration fee is $25 through August 10th, and includes a free t-shirt

● Early bird registration for kids under $12 through August 10th, and includes a free t-shirt

● Late registration (after August 10th) is $30, $15 for kids under 12, and no t-shirt is guaranteed. Any extra t-shirts will be available after the event on a first come, first served basis.

● Day-of registrations will be accepted starting at 7:00 a.m. on August 24th.

● Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female finishers in each age category

● Prizes will also be awarded to the top fundraising teams – so get a team together with your friends, family, and coworkers!

● Sponsor a Hope Diamond Sign to be displayed along the course in honor of a student, mentor, or other member of the community you’d like to recognize for bringing hope to our community!

For more information, contact Ryan Miller at [email protected]. Learn more about I Believe in Me at www.ibelieve-in-me.com.

By Loretta Gaines