Planning for the All Mounds Matter 5K in Kernersville on Sunday might've not been executed on a preferred timeline, but the race is making a nice kick to the finish line in support of breast cancer patients.
The 3.1-mile race, at 9 a.m., will benefit the Raleigh-based Pretty in Pink Foundation and is being supported by Savage Roasters, owned by Josh Pratt, and Kernersville Brewing Company (click here to learn more or to sign up).
"Pretty In Pink Foundation financial reports show just above 85 percent to the cause, and it stays in North Carolina," Pratt wrote in an email. "I thought for a first-time event that keeping it close to home would be the smartest way to go about. Plus my efforts usually start in the community I am in because I believe the impact for the mentality of the people I see everyday might be impacted the most to follow suit."
The foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit, provides "provide uninsured and under-insured breast cancer patients in North Carolina with financial assistance for quality, life-saving medical treatment," according to its website.
Since hatching the idea, organizers have been tight on time to bring the race to fruition. Pratt, saying he tries to break people of excuses and for not feeling capable of achieving a goal, also has been involved annually with Kernersville's long-running Fourth of July 5K.
"Trust me, it is much harder starting from scratch four months behind than it is jumping into something that has been in motion 30 years," he wrote.
Among the runners will be High Point Athletic Club co-founder Brandon Hudgins, who ran at Appalachian State and professionally .
"Josh has been a big supporter of HPAC this year," Hudgins wrote in a Facebook exchange. "He told me about the race he was helping put on and about the cause. We were looking for an October race for the crew, and this race aligned with our values. It was an easy decision."