HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Hattiesburg's Christian Services, Inc. is hoping a new running event in downtown Hattiesburg Saturday will bring in some much-needed funds for a program which provides free, hot and healthy meals to the home bound.
Organizers of the first Meals on Wheels 5K Run, Walk or Rock expect about 100 people to take part in the event, which begins at 9 a.m.
The race starts and ends at Christian Services next to Pittman Park.
Registration begins at 8 a.m. and participants can either run or walk the course, or they can even sit it out by lounging in one of many rocking chairs that should be on site.
"It's for our Meals on Wheels program and that's where volunteers come in-house, to pick up hot meals to take to seniors in the community," said Vanessa Henson, one of the event organizers.
It's being held in conjunction with the annual "March for Meals," which is an awareness campaign for the National Meals on Wheels program.