The Capuchins’ Run Walk for the Hungry to German Fest has once again been named the charity for the German Fest 5K run and 2Mile walk, to be held July 25, 7 PM, at the lakefront. This is the 8th year for the event whose proceeds are shared by the Capuchin ministries, St. Ben’s Community Meal and House of Peace, in order to feed the hungry.
Businesses, organizations, and companies are encouraged to organize a team of 10 or more. Teams will have their team name printed on their TShirts if registered by July 8. A team captains’ meeting will take place May 9, 8:30 AM, at St. Ben’s Community Meal, 924 W. State Street. Team recruitment tips and tools will be shared plus a continental breakfast with the event’s emcee, Bill Michaels, the “Big Unit.”
Each team member will receive a discount registration plus entrance into German Fest, a $5 German Fest food and drink gift coupon, and a 2-for-1 return coupon to German Fest.
Chips will be used to time and score the 5K run participants. A separate 2 mile walk route through Lakeshore State Park will be timed, but not scored. Pre-event festivities and award presentations/drawings will take place at the US Cellular Stage. Overall trophies and age category medals will be presented for runners. Bill Michaels, the Big Unit, will be hosting the event.
To register for the Capuchins’ Run Walk for the Hungry to German Fest, go to www.CapuchinsRunWalkForTheHungry.org<http://www.capuchinsrunwalkforthehungry. org/>
“This is an important event for Milwaukee’s hungry,” Capuchin Friar Brother Dave Schwab explains. “Not only do 100% of the event’s proceeds go to feeding those who are without, but Usinger’s Sausage has once again donated one pound of product for every runner and walker. Our goal this year is 3,000 participants. That adds up to a lot of food!”
For 42 years, St. Ben’s Community Meal has provided nourishment and counsel to over 2,000 individuals every week, six days a week. Over 75 civic and church groups throughout the Metro Milwaukee area provide and serve the meals. St. Ben’s also provides prevention-focused health care through its clinic, a partner with Columbia St. Mary’s.
Since 1968, the House of Peace has been serving Milwaukee’s central city. It provides food, clothing, and pastoral care to the poor plus houses a medical clinic and legal clinic that serves the same population.
St. Ben’s Community Meal and House of Peace are Capuchin ministries and are part of the Province of St. Joseph of the Capuchin Order, which is headquartered in Detroit, and serves Capuchin ministries worldwide.