Local YMCA hosts Independence 5K run to raise funds for membership of those in need

VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia – If you plan on running or just taking your steps before the 4th of July fireworks on Sunday, then Mt. The Trashmore YMCA Independence Day 5K run is the perfect place to do it.

In its 37th year, the run benefits the Annual Giving Campaign, an ongoing fundraising effort to ensure that anyone who wishes to participate in the YMCA but who may have barriers to access – such as cost – get the support they need to thrive in the Y programs.

The organization wrote in a statement that the funds help support more than 30 percent of program participants and members who “otherwise may not be able to participate.” In addition, the YMCA provides more than $ 8 million in financial assistance each year.

Organizers said around 400 people have registered so far and it is not yet too late to register. The race starts at 7:30 am at Mt. Trashmore YMCA, located at 4441 South Blvd, Virginia Beach. A children’s race called Tot Trot will start around 8:30 am.

If you want to register, Click here to be redirected to the Independence Day 5K page. Registration for the 5K run costs $ 45 and the Tot Trot is free.

There is the possibility of running virtually, which is free. If you would rather help the YMCA but not run, you can also donate money on the web page.

Prizes will be awarded to the winners and some participants.

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