Those looking to spend mother’s day doing something special for mothers and children throughout the region are invited to participate in the 5nd Annual Run for Mom.
The Run for Mom is a 5 or 10 km run that is taking place in Steinbach on Mother’s Day, May 13. Hosted by the Stony Brook Striders, all proceeds from the event go towards Anna’s House, which is located in Steinbach. This year a new event will allow four people to participate together as a team.
Five years ago the first time that the run took place with over three hundred and twenty runners participated and $5000 was given to Anna’s House as a result of the event. Since then the event has raised over $16,000 for the organization.
According to organizer Greg Penner, fundraising is not needed to participate in the Run for Mom because the registration fee is donated completely to the facility.
“This is not an event that you need to fundraise for, though we do have a charity aspect,” explained Penner. “We are hoping to see over five hundred runners this year with even greater support from surrounding communities.”
Anna’s House is a family resource center that is located in Steinbach, but is dedicated to serving expectant mothers and families with children up to the age of 5.
Programs designed for children in each age group, along with resources, a library, car seat and breast pump lending programs, clothing, and nutrition programs are all offered at the facility to women from throughout the region.
Pre-registration is encouraged and cost for participation ranges from $15 for youth to $30 for an adult dependant on length of the run, and date of registration. Family rates are available also.
To register or find more information visit the event’s website at runformom.ca.