Since 2014 local nonprofit agency His Eye on the Sparrow has significantly grown into its mission of providing a safe and comfortable home environment for the disabled from a long-running dream shared by a group of concerned parents and community leaders in and around the Dexter area going back to the 90s.
Thanks to community support through events like HEOTS now yearly 5K run and 1 mile fun walk, the group has established facilities in residential homes in both Dexter and Saline, within which official care is provided to the disabled through contracts with the Washtenaw County Public Health and Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County.
The 5K begins at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 30. The walk starts at 9:45 and the virtual run opens at 10 a.m. Registration for the run and walk end the day before the event on September 29.
The virtual run is a new addition this year. It allows participants to schedule a time between September 27 and October 4 to complete their run or walk individually at American Home Fitness of Ann Arbor. All Virtual Run participants receive a $25 store credit to American Home Fitness.
Registration for the virtual run ends October 4.
Pre-registration for the run is $25 and $20 for the walk; add $5 to those amounts if you’re registering the day of the event. All proceeds support the organization’s core mission.
All participants registered by September 5 are guaranteed to receive this year’s A4 sport tec run/walk race shirt and a participation medal.
The event will take place at Hudson Mills Metropark, located at 8801 North Territorial Road in Dexter. If you don’t have a Metroparks Pass it’ll cost $10 to bring your vehicle onto the grounds.
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