On the morning of Sunday, September 30th, 2012, the Friends of the Light House Shelter will be hosting the second running of the Annapolis Run for Shelter which is a Half Marathon and the 5th Annual Jogging Joe Shafran Memorial Run which is a 4.2 mile Fun Race. The run will be along the scenic trails of Quiet Waters Park and through the beautiful Chesapeake Bay front neighborhood of Hillsmere Shores. This race is unlike any other in the greater Annapolis area in that all proceeds from the Annapolis Run for Shelter will benefit the Light House Shelter in Annapolis.
According to Craig Morrell, Event Chairman, “The community was so welcoming our first year. We had over 220 participants and we expect a larger turn-out this year. The course provides a truly unique venue for the Half Marathon and Fun Race that is different from any other running race in town and of course it’s for a great cause. Space is limited. We’re expecting the registration to fill up quickly.”
The Annapolis Run for Shelter is supported by Annapolis Self Storage and other local businesses.
The Light House: A Homeless Prevention and Support Center is steadfast in its mission of rebuilding lives with compassion by providing shelter and services to prevent homelessness and empower people as they transition toward self-sufficiency. Its overarching goal is to meet the immediate, basic needs of homeless individuals and families, assess the root causes of the individual’s homelessness and empower them with educational, financial, and employment skills so that they may secure a source of income and permanent housing. The Light House aims to break the cycle of homelessness by providing a place of belonging, life changing programs, and a broad continuum of services.
For more information on how you can help the Light House rebuild lives, call 443.569.4222.