Miles for Meals Encourages Everyone to Walk, Run or Stroll

By: Margie Taylor
| Published 01/22/2020

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CONROE, TX – The 4th Annual Miles for Meals 5K/10K Walk and Run, presented by Kevin Baker Home and Real Estate, is Saturday, Feb 8th at B-52 Brewery in Conroe. The fun-raiser allows family members, friends, and community partners to better the lives of Homebound Seniors by supporting Meals on Wheels Montgomery County (MOWMC) whose mission to deliver nutritious meals, provide transportation, and caring connections to local homebound seniors.

“I love running and am passionate about feeding our local Homebound Seniors. Put the two together and it is why I sponsor this fun Saturday morning for everyone to participate and make a small difference to seniors. It is not based on your ability-you can walk by yourself, with kids, bring strollers, or even run the distance to contribute to the cause”, said Kevin Baker.

As it is family friendly, strollers and leashed dogs are allowed. Walk, run, and enjoy the morning in either the 3.1mile course in a 5K or if you are looking for more 6.2 miles for the 10K. The course winds through the neighborhood of Lake Forest Falls in Conroe. Cross the finish line and enjoy the six-acre wooded biergarten of B-52 Brewing Company, a craft beer venue with food trucks serving before and after the race.

The race is limited to 800 participants with 330 already registered. Children 6 and under are free. Fabulous swag bags include a tee shirt, Commemorative Pint Glass, and 2 pints of craft beer, homemade root beer or lemonade (dependent on age restrictions). Everyone receives a Finisher medal and recognized competitive awards are given to the top three in each age group. Sign up on the website at www.mowmc.org/miles-for-meals-5k-10k/.

Every participant will receive official chip time results immediately following the race. Event is Rain or Shine! Race starts promptly at 10:00am with check-in starting at 8:00am. There is limited parking at B-52 so plan accordingly. Packet pick up is available at the NEW Meals on Wheels office, 111 South 2 nd Street in Conroe Thursday, 2/6 12:00pm-6:00pm, and Friday 2/7 10:00am-3:00pm.

In 2019 Miles for Meals Miles raised enough to provide a year’s worth of meals for 37 homebound seniors with 747 registered for the event. Every year the demand for services increases as Baby Boomers become seniors. MOWMC hopes to add 50 more seniors to home-delivered meal service this summer.

“The Miles for Meals 5K is always a great day of fun, camaraderie and a good workout. We need the
community’s help to make homebound seniors’ lives better,” said Executive Director Summer Day. “Sign up now before it sells out.”

Sponsorships still available by contacting Sarah@mowmc.org or calling (936) 756-5878. Current community
sponsors include Kevin Baker Real Estate Team Keller Williams, Global Shop Solutions, Telegistics, Mussali Law, Hallaron Advertising, RRC Medical, The Woodlands Dermatology Associates, Sterling Ridge Cosmetics & Family Dentistry, H-E-B, Travis Hird MD, Encompass Health, OrangeTheory Fitness Conroe, Pathfinder Health, Hotzworz, Wendell Legacy Homes, Ace Fence, Top Golf, Renewal by Anderson, Dentists of Montgomery, and Homelight.

Since 1973, MOWMC has had a successful track record of delivering meals to local homebound seniors, currently delivering over 130,000 meals annually. Volunteers deliver meals along 75 routes throughout the 1,000 square miles of Montgomery County. Seniors in need of meals are added to the waiting list each week. Additionally, MOWMC’s curb-to-curb transportation service provides more than 17,000 rides to the disabled and seniors annually. With a mission to foster independence and maintain the dignity of each homebound senior by providing nutritious meals, transportation, and caring connections, MOWMC can always use additional volunteers and donations.

Don’t want to walk or run but still want to participate? Volunteers needed to help the event before and during the event. www.mowmc.org/events/miles-for-meals-volunteer-2020/

Get fit for 2020 while feeding Seniors!

More information about Meals on Wheels Montgomery County can be found at www.mowmc.org or on the Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/MealsonWheelsMC

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