Hope on the Prairie’s successful turnout

Posted on Monday, October 28, 2013 at 9:43 am

A group of friends that all had the running bug decided a local race would be fun and just what they needed. With more than

Pictured are those who participated in Hope on the Prairie Walk/Run event.

Pictured are those who participated in Hope on the Prairie Walk/Run event.

running as their common bond, the group noticed that everyone had been affected by cancer. There, the plans started to get together a local run/walk to benefit cancer research.

This small dream and idea led to a huge turnout. Over 170 registered walkers/runners came out for the first annual Hope on the Prairie Run/Walk. On Saturday, August 10, 2013, at 7 p.m., Hawk Point was taken over by a wave of walkers/runners wearing bright green t-shirts to raise money for “Put the SSHH on Cancer” Relay for Life team. Better weather could not have been asked for! The walkers/runners started at the Hawk Point Community Park and made their way to the Prairie and back to the park totaling four miles. After the run/walk there was a party in the park for all those who came out to support “Hope on the Prairie”.

This event was such a success it is being planned as an annual event! Next year there is hope for a timed event for residents to participate in, please check out Hope on the Prairie’s facebook page to get event updates, https://www.facebook.com/hopeontheprairie. You may contact them by mail; PO Box 2, Hawk Point, Mo., 63349.

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