Run for Relief 5K

5K Run for Relief
Run for Relief 5K - 25th Anniversary
Run for Relief 5K

2020 Virtual Run for Relief - 1K Walk and 5K Run



Virtual Run anytime Monday, August 3, 2020 to Saturday, October 3, 2020


1K Pre-Registration: $15 online by October 3, 2020.
5K Pre-Registration: $30 online by October 3, 2020.

The Run/Walk this year will be a virtual event. We will not be meeting at the Fair Grounds. Each runner or walker will complete their run/walk and report their times back to my email address -

The participants will run their distances from Monday, August 3 until Saturday, October 3, 2020 on your own racecourse. A photo or run route reply will signal the completion of the run.

For those of you who have younger children who want to support the Run OR ‘yee of low commitment’ this 1K Fun Run is for you!! The 1K Fun Run is also a virtual event. This event will not be timed, and no awards will be given to those who finish first, middle or last. Everyone who participates in either event will receive an event t-shirt.

To make this event more meaningful, all participants will be asked to choose 1 of 3 activities to complete to reduce their running time. The choices are:

  • Purchasing an item at an MCC Thrift Store. (Share a creative photo of purchase.)

  • Cook and eat a meal from the More With Less or Simply in Season cookbooks. (Share Photo of meal.)

  • Answer 3 questions about MCC’s 100-year history. Link for answers to questions 

    1. What were the names and hometowns of the three men who were selected to go to Europe to represent the Central Committee? 
    2. In what city and country did 2 men read a Psalm together? What Psalm did they read? 
    3. What are the 5 ideas that Mennonite Central Committee was founded on? 


The participants will send 1 photo or run route of themselves running and 1 photo of themselves completing the activity.(Families may submit one photo of all family members.) When the photo of the activity is received, 30 seconds will be taken off the run time. The registration fees will be donated to MCC to purchase locally bought buckets of sanitation supplies to reduce the spread of the Covid-19 virus. A donation of $20 will purchase a complete bucket for one family.

Registrations may also be mailed to Jenifer Hartzler 8400 1/2 Pleasant Home Road, Sterling, OH 44276.  The 5K registration fee is $30.00. The 1K fee is $15.00. Please join together virtually this year to assist others in need!

ALL PROCEEDS are given to the Mennonite Central Committee to demonstrate God’s love by working to improve living conditions in many communities.