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Home  |  News  |  LEXINGTON’S RACE AGAINST HUNGER 2013 Post-Event Final Summary

LEXINGTON’S RACE AGAINST HUNGER 2013 Post-Event Final Summary
Tuesday, March 12, 2013

 
LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC - The Thirteenth Annual Lexington’s Race Against Hunger took place on Saturday, February 23, 2013. Despite some heavy rain early on Saturday morning, we had 972 registered to participate in this year’s event The 10k run had 351 , the Reverend Bill Green 5k fitness walk/run had 532, and the one-mile fun run had 89. The rain nearly began to cease just before the start of the race and only slight drizzles took place during the race. In the 10k competition, Justin Bishop from West Columbia, SC led the way for the second straight year in 34:56. Amy McDonaugh from Irmo, SC led the women for the third straight year in 39:23. Amy achieved the second fastest female time ever on this course.

We raised the awareness levels of hunger both locally and worldwide, as we will donate $35,186.14 to our charities: Lexington’s Interfaith Community Services (LICS), Souper Bowl of Caring, World Vision, Oliver Gospel Missions, and Area Churches Together Serving (ACTS). In addition, 856 lbs of food was donated to LICS during the event. This food drive was headed by Union United Methodist Church. Exact donation figures will be available in about one week. This will bring our twelve year total donations to over $310,000. The exact figures are to be released by March 7, 2013.

Thanks to the 972 participants, approximately 90 law enforcement officers, over 70 volunteers, and all our wonderful sponsors, especially Blue Cross Blue Shield who accounts for over 25% of the generated income as they honor the memory of Curt Owens Jr.

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