It's time to break out your running shoes and get ready to sweat for a cause! The New Orleans Mission is hosting its annual Big Easy Big Heart 5K Race on Saturday, July 17. This race will raise money to help put a stop to human suffering like poverty, homelessness, exploitation, and oppression in the Greater New Orleans area.
The Big Easy Big Heart 5K Race will take place on the Northshore in Mandeville's Fontainebleau State Park at 9 a.m. This nature-driven race is made possible through a partnership between the New Orleans Mission, the largest faith-based and private service provider to the homeless in New Orleans, and Q50 Races. To participate in the race, runners must pay a registration fee of $45, but will be provided with a complimentary t-shirt as well as food and refreshments at the race.
The Big Easy Big Heart 5K Race is just one of the New Orleans Mission's many programs and services aimed to "holistically meet the emotional, spiritual, and physical needs of struggling individuals," according to the event's press release. The New Orleans Mission provides rehabilitative efforts to struggling individuals, focusing on rescue, recovery, and re-engagement. The Mission works to rescue individuals from their unfortunate circumstances, provide greater strength to recovery efforts for these individuals, and promote reengagement into society of these individuals once they are healthy and skilled and can lead a more productive and purpose-driven life.
For more information about the event and to register, visit neworleansmission.org/events.