Prince of Peace Lutheran Church and Kirkwood Presbyterian Church of the West Springfield area will host a five-kilometer run and one-kilometer walk to benefit the local organization Ecumenical Community Helping Others, or ECHO.
ECHO, located on Old Keene Mill Road in Springfield, primarily provides food and basic home goods to families in Burke and Springfield who are in crisis, but also offers clothing, school supplies and some financial assistance.
Rather than ask for a registration fee for the race, the two church organizers are encouraging participants to make cash or check donations on-site.
West Springfield resident and ECHO representative Mike Reidy said in a statement, “This fun run is a great opportunity for all ages to meet neighbors and serve our community together through supporting ECHO.”
Registration prior to the race is scheduled for 7:45 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24 at Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, located at 8336 Carrleigh Parkway in West Springfield.
For more information, contact Stacey Crosson, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church minister of care and Outreach at Prince, at 703-451-5855 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.