Editor’s Note: Above video is copyrights of Operation Warm
If you didn’t run the 10K Operation Warm/Run Inspired race you missed a great experience. The inaugural 10K race/walk was more than a race. It was a celebratory event committed to creating an unforgettable experience for each participant. According to Operation Warm, RUN INSPIRED is intended to ignite a passion for the betterment of ourselves, our community, and beyond.
The RUN INSPIRED event benefits and supports Operation Warm’s mission to provide brand new coats to children living in poverty. They say, “beyond warmth, a new coat impacts a child’s self esteem, truancy, development, and well being”.
It all happened on Saturday October 23, 2016, on the grounds of Winterthur, where it’s famously known for it’s annual point -to- point steeplechase event that’s held every year during the summer.
— Rebecca Perkins (@RebeccaSPerkins) September 18, 2016
This new fall event, uncovered the sprawling scenery of the Winterthur property with beautiful gardens, enchanted woods, rolling hills, streams, meadows, forests, and of course the largest mansions in the country.
Near the start/finish line, an Inspiration tent was set up to give participants and spectators a better understanding of Operation Warm’s mission, and the impact on child poverty. Hense the name, the tent was inspiring, uplifting, and interactive with fun activities and giveaways.
Finishers joined a post-race celebration with local favorites and Montana Wildaxe and Ginger provided live music throughout the day. Food trucks were also on hand including refreshments and even a beer garden.
This is what’s been happening since 2002 when Operation Warm came to life inspiring hope and empowering communities by manufacturing and distributing high quality new coats to more than two million children in need throughout the United States.
Because this years event was such a great success, coats will now be on the backs of 1,500 children this winter.