For the second year, the Rochester area is invited to "Scare Away Hunger" in a Halloween-style 5K event.
The family-friendly race will benefit the Rochester Area Neighborhood House, which supports local families with clothing, financial assistance and food.
Here are the details:
- When: 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28. Check-in begins at 1:30 p.m.; family-friendly activities are planned starting at 2 p.m.
- Activities: Fogler’s Greenhouse and Farm Markets will provide pumpkin rolling races and an autumn-themed obstacle course. There will be dance presentations by the RARA Dance Studio’s Select Performance Team, as well as face painting, crafts, and a scavenger hunt. Musson Elementary School will also have an art display showcasing student representations of the Scare Away Hunger theme. In addition, raffle opportunities will be available and anyone bringing a bag of non-perishable food items for the food pantry will receive a free raffle ticket.
- To register for the race: All runners or walkers who register before Oct. 12 will receive a free event t-shirt. Registrations fees will be $20 for students, $25 for individuals and $60 for families (up to 6 members). Those registering the day of the race will be charged an additional $5. Register online at www.scareawayhungerrun.org or by submitting the registration form by mail. Questions? Call 248-651-5836.
- What else? The race will be chip-timed and there will be prizes for male and female winners by age group. All Autumn Family activities are free.