By FAMILY PROMISE

Family Promise of Irving will host its 4th Annual Steps & Strides 5K, 10K and one-mile fun run Sept. 6 at Hackberry Creek Church, 2000 Kinwest Parkway in Irving.

 

Registration starts at 7 a.m. The one-mile family fun run and walk starts at 8 a.m. and the 5K and 10K start at 8:30 a.m. There will an awards ceremony at 9:45 a.m. and all participants will receive a goody bag.

 

Proceeds from Steps & Strides will benefit Family Promise of Irving’s work to assist Irving’s homeless population. Dogs and strollers are welcome at the event, and there will be food and prizes following the runs.

 

“First, it’s good for you — Steps & Strides is about taking care of yourself, attending to the body’s well-being; that makes a difference. Second, it’s good for someone besides you — Steps & Strides is about taking care of others: Family Promise makes a difference in the lives of real people right here in our midst, in our community,” said  Dale Patterson, Hackberry Creek Church pastor. “So while you are running, you benefit your body, and the lives and real somebodies in our community.”

 

Family Promise of Irving is a faith-based nonprofit ministry that supports families who are experiencing homelessness as they search for new jobs, undergo job training and obtain permanent housing.

 

“This is a great community event to advocate healthy lifestyles and homelessness awareness,” said Athena Clark, director of Family Promise of Irving.

 

Steps & Strides is sponsored by Gentle Dentistry of Las Colinas.

 

Sponsorships are also available.

 

For more information and to register for Steps & Strides, visit familypromiseirving.org.

 

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