Yes, it is only 0.5K or 1,640 feet or 565 steps! But guess what? You don't even need to do that and you will still be supporting a good cause - the Galveston County Food Bank Children's Nutrition Outreach Program during the summer when school is out of session.
Net proceeds to go the Kidz Pacz program. Why?
In an attempt to close the gap of summer time hunger, the Galveston County Food Bank has established the Kidz Pacz program. During the summer months, many children who depend on free or reduced meals at school often struggle to have enough food at home. Through our Kidz Pacz program we offer ready to eat, kid-friendly meal packs to eligible children for 10 weeks during the summer months.
Get on your walking shoes..or not
This is a "Race" for all the Slackers, Un-Runners, Underachievers and Couch Potatoes! It's OK to take your time and not "race" to the finish line. Everyone is going to be a winner and receive a "FINISHER'S MEDAL"!
VIP OPTION!!! Don't feel like running? Don't think you can make it the full 546 yards? Then you should be a VIP. For an additional $30, you don't even have to run! We will have a VIP Shuttle take you to the finish line! In addition to the regular Swag, you will receive a Rock Star VIP lanyard so you can walk around strutting your stuff.
VIRTUAL RACE OPTION! AKA – The Procrastinator Prize Pak Can’t make the “Race”?– Don’t worry about it! You can participate from afar using our Virtual Race! Proxies will “run” the race on your behalf.
What To Expect
This tongue-in-cheek event will parody a typical 5K, but will have some silly obstacles that "racers" will encounter on their way to the finish line. We encourage all runners to stop at the Carb loading station to get your energy (kolaches donated by Good Dough Kolache Bakery), and the Thirst-Aid Station (Can you say ... BEER!) so that you can stay hydrated for all 656 steps!
SWAG BABY! Your entry fee will get you a bag of swag filled with one of those cool pretentious "Race" Stickers that will say 0.5K, a fabulous T-shirt to prove you were there, and "Finisher Medal" to show off Monday at the office so that everyone can be jealous of your accomplishments!
VIPs will also receive a Rock Star VIP lanyard so you can walk around strutting your stuff.
Virtual Participants will get the t-shirt, the pretentious sticker and a FINISHER medal - you'll be able to claim that you actually participated and no one will know any different! Brilliant! (All virtual participant names are stored in an encrypted database certified secure by the NSA and will be held in strict confidence and will never be released to the public. Your secret is safe with us.)
Best way to start your day!