Every year more than 23,000 youth exit the foster care system on their 18th birthday. When this happens, much of the supports they've had are immediately removed resulting in 15%-20% of these youth becoming homeless immediately! Up to 36% will experience homelessness by 21 years of age. G.L.I.D.E. assists these youth with stable housing, employment readiness training, and life skills training. At G.L.I.D.E. we believe in empowering youth to become the best version of themselves that they can. By providing these services we are removing homeless individuals from the street, ensuring they have access to mental and physical healthcare, and ensuring they have access to all of the same resources as non-fostered youth. When you join this run, you are supporting this cause!
Where: Dwight Lydell Park 4040 Leland Ave., Comstock Park, MI
Route: The route will stay in the park, 5 laps on the fully paved loop equals 5k!
We do not yet have age group races or prizes since this is our very first in person 5K and we are not well known yet! Help us make this event better by participating today!! While we are hopeful to have post race food and drinks for finishers we have not yet secured donations or grants for this opportunity. We will have water for sure! Help us make this race better by registering to run/walk, and/or becoming a 5K planner or volunteer!