Help eliminate food insecurity for our Seniors in Surry County! All proceeds will go to the Surry County Meals on Wheels Program.
Join Yadkin Valley Economic Development District (YVEDDI) for the 7th Annual 5K and 10K Walk/Run to benefit Surry County Meals on Wheels. New for 2021 - Both the 5K and 10K courses are USATF certified! We will also have a DJ playing some great music for you near the start/finish line.
Hosting this race in a safe, socially-distanced manner is our top priority!
Race day registration and packet pickup will close at 8:15 AM. At packet pickup and registration, you will answer COVID-19 screening questions, have your temperature checked, sign a race waiver, and receive your race bib. Please allow adequate time for check-in.
Please wear a face mask from the time you arrive until you are in position at the starting area. After you have crossed the finish line, please put your mask back on, maintain a social distance of 6 feet or more and pick up your prepackaged snacks. Awards will be presented after the race.
Race Date and Time
Saturday March 27, 2021
10K Start: 8:00 am
5K Start: 8:15 am
Register by March 12th:
$20 for Students (Pre-K -17 years old)
$30 for Adults 18 years and older
March 13th through Race Day: $35 for all ages
All persons registered by March 12th will receive a moisture-wicking race t-shirt.
Shirts may also be purchased for $15.00 each by sending a check payable to YVEDDI 5K/10K with your shirt quantity and size(s) requested by March 12th. Mail to: YVEDDI, P.O. Box 309, Boonville NC 27011
Online registration closes Wednesday 3/24 at 6:00 PM.
Schedule of Events
Early Packet Pickup and Registration:
Race Day Registration and Packet Pickup
Friday, March 26, 2021, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Dobson United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
204 South Main Street, Dobson, NC
6:30 - 7:30 AM at the Dobson Square Park Picnic Shelter
Race Start Time:
8:00 AM - 10K
8:15 AM - 5K Start Location: Folger Street beside City Park - Dobson, NC
9:00 AM - 5K
10:00 AM - 10K
Overall 1st Place Male and Female will receive a trophy
1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Male and Female age divisions will receive a custom medal - 13 and under, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over
Why we need your support…
8.8 million of America’s seniors, or nearly 1 in 6, may not know where their next meal is coming from. Programs like Meals on Wheels are critical to solving this national crisis. The nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks provided five days each week by YVEDDI’s volunteer drivers are often all it takes to enable our seniors to live independently in their own homes. And when they do, we all save billions of tax dollars in avoided hospital, health care and nursing home costs. Investing in Meals on Wheels is a win-win!
In Surry County, the senior hunger crisis is real. For the fiscal year 2019, YVEDDI Meals on Wheels in Surry County provided 33,798 homebound meals to senior adults who needed a balanced meal. There is currently a waiting list for home-delivered meals in Surry County, with more than 60 seniors waiting.
We can provide nutritious meals for a Surry County senior for a day for less than $5. The Federal government’s contribution covers only 54% of that cost. We rely on contributions from state, local, private and other resources to cover the rest. The more we invest in Meals on Wheels, the more we save. For every dollar we invest in Meals on Wheels we can save up to $50 in Medicaid spending. If we commit to serving just one quarter of North Carolina’s hungry seniors, the $78.7 million dollars we invest can be offset 50 times by the $3.9 billion we save. (Source: www.mowaa.org) https://www.yveddi.com/elderly-services/