As one of SoCal’s largest social service providers, health and wellness is at the helm of the Midnight Mission’s pivotal programming designed to improve physical and emotional health of its clients. From its revolutionary culinary program for its residences to its competitive basketball program, the Midnight brings together primary healthcare with fitness classes and exercise opportunities. Underscoring the Midnight’s health and wellness initiatives, there has been a longstanding Running Club led by L.A. County Superior Court Judge Craig Mitchell, whose had a longstanding involvement with the Midnight Mission, starting a running club in 2012 and since then, mentoring Midnight’s residents on their road to recovery. This year, 9 Midnight Runners completed the LA Marathon and will lead this year’s Midnight MIssion’s 5K/10K run/walk. Proceeds from last year’s event went towards sending three of the Midnight’s Runners to Ghana where they participated in the Accra International Marathon. All proceeds from this year’s event will go towards supporting the Midnight’s programming for SoCal’s neediest.
It’s truly a testament to the Midnight Mission’s ongoing dedication to advancing their health and wellness program as it commemorates its 100-year anniversary this year with the goal of rebuilding the lives of SoCal’s homeless population. More than 1,000 runners are expected to participate in the event. Awards and post-race lunch to follow.
WHAT: The Midnight Mission’s 5k/10k Run/Walk
WHEN: Sunday, June 22, 2014 | 6:00 – 8:00 am bib pick up | 8:00 am race
WHERE: Oak Grove Park | 4400 Oak Grove Drive | La Canada-Flintridge
- Register: $20 – $40
- All ages/levels welcome!
CONTACT INFO: Nicole Peters: (213) 553-2328 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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