The Project HOPE Foundation is taking its annual 5K virtual this year, organizers have announced.
Those who wish to participate can complete their own 5K courses at any time between Nov. 21-Dec. 6 with the money raised going to support the foundation’s autism services.
The virtual 5K means that participants can choose to run or walk the course wherever they want, whether on a treadmill at home or around downtown Greenville.
For $25, participants receive a packet and T-shirt to be picked up. For $30, the packet and T-shirt will be shipped to the participant. Individuals can also register for free.
The Project HOPE Foundation provides services to the autism community, working with children and young adults across the spectrum. Services focus on an individual’s needs and include life skills learning, professional training and classroom support. The organization’s goal is to raise $50,000 from the 5K. As of Nov. 20, the organization had raised almost $12,000.
Organizers in a statement said that those participating in the 5K should follow COVID-19 health precautions by wearing a face mask and observing social distancing of at least 6 ft.
Those interested in participating can sign up here at https://projecthopesc.kindful.com/project-hope-5k-2020?fbclid=IwAR1U_g4nWaRZhLkBhUaq4XYEuw8Jtuvqc8k6yyweJGAX90EjTQy4OoHV0hE.