ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) – This Saturday, the fifth annual Run for Donuts 5K and Fun Run will take place at Sherwood Memorial Park in Salem.

The event’s basis is to raise funds for SVH Adult Services to meet the needs of individuals with unique learning challenges.

Family and friends are invited to run, jog or walk through the grounds of Sherwood Memorial Park. Strollers are also welcome.

This in-person event will be COVID-friendly with staggered starts in small groups.

The 5K will be timed by Mountain Junkies.

The Run for Donuts 5K and Fun Run will be supporting programs offered by SVH Services, SVH Adult Services, Blue Ridge Autism and Achievement Center (BRAAC), and Katies Place Day Community Program which are all geared toward accomplishing goals associated with meaningful employment, social relationships, enjoyable hobbies, and independence.

All SVH Services’ programs can work independently or together to achieve goals for each individual client’s goals.

“Because adults with unique learning challenges usually do not have funding sources after completing high schools, they are often staying home, disengaged with their community and unemployed.

SVH Services depends on fundraisers, like this event, to provide the financial resources for these wonderful men and women who DO become contributing, active members of our community with our help.”

Angie Leonard, SVH CEO

The first 250 people to register for either the 5K, the Fun Run or for the virtual option will receive an exclusive race knit beanie cap.

All participants will get to pick out a yummy donut from Dunkin’ to munch on at the finish line. Eating donuts isn’t required to complete either course; however, it’s a lot more fun if you do!

Participants are even encouraged to dress up in their best donut attire to be entered into the “Best Costume Contest.”

The race will begin at 9 a.m. with the Fun Run (one mile) starting at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6.

The registration fee for the event is $30 for the 5K and $20 for the Fun Run. For information about signing up, click here.

WFXR News is a proud media sponsor of the Run for Donuts 5K and Fun Run!

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