Monday, September 14, 2009
The Titus Task 5K & 1 Mile Family Fun Run/Walk
I wanted to make sure everyone was aware of an exciting event that's coming up on Saturday, October 10th. The Titus Task 5K & 1 Mile Family Fun Run/Walk is a downtown community family event that is designed to raise awareness and funding for The Titus Task, an organization that pursues a future for orphans by supporting NW Arkansas families who are seeking to adopt domestically or internationally.
Founded on December 20, 2007 by Noel & Lori Tugwell, The Titus Task was established in memory of Titus, a baby boy the Tugwells were in the process of adopting from Haiti. Tragically, Titus passed away on September 19, 2007, presumably from malnutrition. The Tugwell's mission, inspired by Isaiah 58, is to look after orphans, share food with the hungry, provide the poor with shelter, to offer the shirt off of their back, to not turn away from those in need. The Tugwell family includes Lily, age 6, Silas, age 3, and they are currently pursuing the adoption of Louis from Haiti. It is their hope that he will be able to come home with them before his 12th birthday on November 6th.
The event is shaping up to be a lot of fun. In addition to the 5K & 1 mile fun runs, there will be music by KLRC, inflatables by Hog Wild Entertainment, photos by AUS 10 Photography and refreshments by the Cafe on Broadway. Goodie bags will be given to the first 250 participants to sign up, and there will also be great door prizes.
There is a suggested participant donation of $25/individual or $50/family. 100% of the proceeds will be used to pursue a future for orphans. (The actual race expense is already covered.) Registration will take place in front of the Twin Springs Park fountain beginning at 7:30 am and will close promptly at 8:15. The 1 mile fun run begins at 8:30 am, with the 5K immediately following. Pre-registration is recommended, and can be completed at the Parks & Rec office or 3D PT.
I can't think of a better way to spend a fall morning downtown. I hope to see you there!