Volunteers Needed for Race Day

The MoCo Interfaith 5k is looking for volunteers to help on Race Day – Monday, Sept. 4, 2017!

Sign up to volunteer – SSL Volunteers-needed-clipart-clipart-kidHours are available!

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We need people of all ages to man late check-in, food tables, water stops, mark the course and even kids – who can help direct and cheer people on!  Everyone is needed!  And no experience necessary!

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Press Release: One Summer Sequel You Don’t Want to Miss

For Immediate ReleaseAugust 4, 2017
Contact: Christian Michel, Montgomery County Interfaith 5k
michel_christian@yahoo.com202-236-0639

SECOND ANNUAL MONTGOMERY COUNTY INTERFAITH 5K

The Second Annual Montgomery County Interfaith 5K Walk/Run and Kids Fun Run, hosted by Shaare Torah Jewish Community, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, and the Islamic Society of the Washington Area, will be held this Labor Day.  Last year this event brought together over 300 Montgomery County residents to share a fun and health-promoting activity and raised more than $3,375 for Gaithersburg HELP.  Adults and children of all backgrounds, faith, and athletic abilities are welcome to participate.  Our goal is to bring together the myriad communities in the county enabling people from diverse backgrounds to nurture understanding, tolerance and friendships while supporting a very worthy cause.

The Montgomery County Interfaith 5K starts at 8:00 am on September 4, 2017 at Maryland Soccerplex, located at 18031 Central Park Circle, Boyds, MD 20841.  Runners and walkers start together. Stroller runners will be allowed at the back of the pack.  The course is a loop, so fans and family can see the start and finish at the same location.  Although the top male and female finishers in each age group will receive prizes, all who participate and share in this community-building event will be winners!

Registration is open online at mocointerfaith5k.org.  Registration is $30 through August 13th; after that, it goes up to $35 until race day when it is $40.

The Tot Trot for children 2 to 5 years old happens at 9:00 am followed by the Kid’s Fun Run for 6 to 12 year-olds at 9:10 am.  Registration for either event is $10 in advance and $12 the day of the race.

Proceeds from the race will be donated to Gaithersburg HELP and C-4.  Gaithersburg HELP was formed by local churches and synagogues to meet the immediate needs of families in the Greater Gaithersburg area affected by financial challenges.  Today, the network is comprised of more than 25 member congregations and 160 volunteers.  Gaithersburg HELP also receives critical support from local businesses and civic organizations.

C-4, also an interfaith group, was founded in 1986 to serve the needs of the Colesville community.  Currently C-4 has 19 member organizations representing many different religious faiths, including Christian, Jewish, and Muslim congregations. C-4 offers the Clothes Closet, the Baby Closet, the Holiday Toy Closet, and the School Supply Program. Any Montgomery County resident who can provide proof of need is eligible to shop at C-4 FREE OF CHARGE.  Volunteers and donations are always needed and appreciated.

There are various opportunities to support the Interfaith 5K through sponsorships and in-kind donations, such as food at the finish or water for the course water stations.  Congregations can also participate as supporters of participants. Contact Interfaith5K@gmail.com for more information.

The Interfaith 5K represents not only a wonderful opportunity to get to know your neighbors, but also to support your neighbors in need through Gaithersburg Help and C-4.    Help us to demonstrate what our diverse community can do when we work together!

2017 MoCo Interfaith 5k Collecting Again

Our beneficiaries need YOUR help!  On Race Day, the MoCo Interfaith 5k will again have donations stations for our beneficiaries – C4 and Gaithersburg HELP.  Please bring the following items to help those in need in our community!

For C4

  • Diapers (of all sizes)
  • Gently used winter coats

For Gaithersburg HELP – Non-perishable foods such as

  • Cereal
  • Canned or jar goods
    • Beans
    • Jelly
    • Fruit
    • Chicken
    • Peanut butter
    • Soup
    • Spaghetti sauce
    • Tuna
    • Vegetables
  • Non-refrigerated juices (apple and other juices in plastic containers)

Shirt sizes

Be sure to register by Sunday, August 27 to guarantee your shirt size!

Our shirt order is due the next day.  We will order some extra shirts, but we cannot guarantee shirt size if you choose walk-up registration on race day.  Don’t delay!  Sign up to get the shirt size you want!  And see you there!

Food Drive for Gaithersburg HELP! Diaper Drive for C4 (and coat collection)

Our beneficiaries need YOUR help!

Please bring diapers (of all sizes) to donate to C4! Also, bring your gently used winter coats to help keep those in need warm this upcoming winter.

Please bring non-perishable food on Race Day to donate to Gaithersburg HELP!  Here’s a list of useful items:

  • Cereal
  • Canned or jar goods
    • Beans
    • Jelly
    • Fruit
    • Chicken
    • Peanut butter
    • Soup
    • Spaghetti sauce
    • Tuna
    • Vegetables
  • Non-refrigerated juices (apple and other juices in plastic containers)