Run To Raise

Every community offers numerous road race events that provide good opportunities for partnership and collaboration. For example, in our first annual Run to Raise event, we partnered with the YMCA and participated in their Heart and Sole 5k/half-marathon. For the Run to Raise event, SMOSA leaders organize volunteers and members of the community into teams. Teams are awarded points for their Ubuntu Spirit, amount of funds raised, and average race times. The teams with the highest amount of points have the opportunity to win prizes. Each team is able to make a fundraising page through the resources available on our website and is encouraged to seek local sponsors for their cause. This friendly competition not only raises hunger awareness, but is a way to build participation in the community.