THANK YOU to everyone who participated in our first virtual Runnin' for the House 5K and Fun Walk on Saturday, April 18, 2020!
We had 25 teams and more than 750 participants complete the 5K run or one mile walk in their own neighborhood or at an area park. We even had folks participate from Canada, North Dakota, Iowa, and Illinois!
Participants posted their run videos and pictures all weekend long in a virtual Facebook group page and on social media using the hashtag #RockTheSocks. Join the group to see all the fun and creative ways people took part: www.facebook.com/groups/495669527984755/
“We really didn’t know what to expect when we had to make the tough decision to transition the Run to a virtual event,” said Alyson McCarthy, CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities ® of Greater Las Vegas. “But the level of enthusiasm, participation and financial support ended up being more than we ever dreamed possible!”
Since 2004, the Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) of Greater Las Vegas has hosted its annual Runnin’ for the House 5K Run and Fun Walk at the House each spring.
As one of our largest fundraising events of the year, we count on the funds raised from the Run to support the families who depend on us as a "home-away-from-home." In these unprecedented times, it is more important than ever to be able to provide support to the families staying at our House.
It's not too late to #RockTheSocks, and there is still time to donate:
And be sure to check back - we are currently looking at possible dates for our 2021 run, and hope to have details soon!