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Gennesaret Inc.'s Thanksgiving run for the homeless goes virtual

Posted at 12:49 PM, Nov 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-10 12:49:50-05

AKRON, Ohio — A Thanksgiving run for the homeless will go virtual this year for the first time in 29 years, according to News 5 media partner The Akron Beacon Journal.

Gennesaret Inc.’s Thanksgiving 5k is canceled—an event that drew 3,000 participants in 2019. On any given week, the nonprofit feeds 500 homeless people each week.

The virtual 5k registration fee is $35. The first 500 to register will get finisher medals. The virtual one-mile run or walk is $15 or $10 per person.

“We are making an URGENT PLEA for your heartfelt consideration of supporting the Home Run for the Homeless once again," said Bob and Mary Dirgo, Gennesaret president and vice president, to the Akron Beacon Journal. "Register to run or walk anywhere on Thanksgiving or anytime during the month of November. The funds we get from this race are critical for us to continue to serve the poor of the greater Akron area."

The 29th-annual “Home Rune for the Homeless” ends Nov. 30.

Click here to sign up.