Everyday Heroes Needed for Annual 5K Race and Walk

Race Virtually Now, or Race in Person at Bloomer Park on Saturday June 26

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Everyday Heroes Needed 5K Race and Walk

The sixth annual Everyday Heroes Needed 5K Race and Walk will take place in person on Saturday June 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Bloomer Park located at 345 John R. Rd., Rochester Hills, MI 48307. The Everyday Heroes Needed Race2Rescue 5K Race and Walk is being held to raise funds and awareness to enable the rescue and rehabilitation of children who are victims of child human trafficking.

The early bird rate is $30 for runners and walkers through May 25, and $35 after that until race day. Participants receive $5 off for every person they refer and can run for free if they refer six people. Registration is now open. Participants may also create and join teams to have a more social or competitive experience. In each age category, the top male and top female finisher will win medals, and the top overall male and female finishers will win a prize worth $50. A safety mitigation plan is in place with the park, which recognizes the most up to date requirements.

Ten people wearing event t-shirts hold out their hands. They are wearing disposable gloves. Behind them is a banner with painted hand prints on it.
Event Coordinator Laurie Bradshaw (far left) and her group of volunteers at the Everyday Heroes Needed 5K

“We’ve innovated. We’ve mitigated. Is anyone else ready for some in-person camaraderie?” said event coordinator and kindergarten teacher Laurie Bradshaw. “Are you looking for a high-energy day filled with fun? Do you want to make an impact that changes lives? We can do so much more together than we could ever do alone. So much as changed, but the trafficking of children hasn’t stopped during this unprecedented time. Vulnerable children need your help.”

There is also a virtual option for those who prefer to run and walk in their favorite space between now and June 27. The virtual challenge is for both runners and walkers. Every participant will receive a ticket to enter a drawing for prizes worth $25 or more. Virtual runners are invited to sign up and post their best time on the Everyday Heroes Needed Virtual Page. The overall top male and female finishers will win prizes worth over $50.00.

The event is accepting donations and sponsors to help support their cause. Sponsors are promoted in various ways at each event, on social media, and throughout the year. All proceeds are donated to Dayspring Ministries International, a non-profit 501c3 organization that helps raise funds to aid in rescuing victims of trafficking, building and staffing safe houses, providing medical and psychological care, hosting awareness events, communicating through media to share information, and educating and empowering teachers, children, and parents to help prevent child trafficking.

A dozen or so runners jog across an open lawn.
Runners and walkers begin the 2020 Everyday Heroes Needed 5K at Bloomer Park

Local businesses are sponsoring and supporting the event include:

  • University Dental Associates, 435 Pine St., Rochester, MI 48307
  • Poirier Chiropractic, 47101 Hayes Rd, Shelby Charter Twp., MI 48315
  • Skaff Furniture Carpet One, 5301 Hill 23 Dr #3991, Flint, MI 48507
  • Super Dave DJ com LLC, 51045 Kingwood Dr, Shelby Charter Twp., MI 48316
  • Fifth Circle Martial Arts, 2099 25 Mile Rd., Shelby Charter Twp., MI 48316
  • Ann Charles Media LLC PO Box 81698 Rochester, MI 48308-1698
  • High Point Hybrid Academy PO Box 82072, Rochester, MI 48308
  • Rise Up Nutrition & Fitness, 47139 Gratiot Ave., Chesterfield, MI 48051
  • Grand Traverse Pie Company, 6920 N Rochester Rd., Rochester Hills, MI 48306
  • Target 8200 26 Mile Rd., Shelby Twp., MI 48316
  • Meijer 8401 26 Mile Rd., Washington Twp., MI 48094
  • Athens Theatre Company of Troy Athens High School (performance)
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For any questions contact: rescuechallenge911@gmail.com

Please visit the Facebook Page, Everyday Heroes Needed, for more details about the event. 

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