A new school year after a COVID year means a new hope that GO FAR can return full throttle in helping children in the Triad and beyond learn about good character, goal-setting and healthy eating.
The 501(c)3 after-school program, founded in 2003 by physician assistant Robin Lindsay and based in High Point, is hosting a fundraising event Thursday night with Fleet Feet.
Here's what you need to know:
GO FAR Lace Up Fundraiser Run
6 p.m. Thursday
Fleet Feet High Point, 2762 N.C. 68 North, High Point
About the program
GO FAR's Lace Up program provides running shoes for its participants in need.
How you can help
You can always donate to GO FAR by clicking here.
But in buying raffle tickets for $5 each for Thursday night, you can enter drawings for giveaways that will include nine pairs of shoes, two pairs of ME3D Superfeet insoles, two pairs of Aftershokz wireless earbuds, a gait analysis from Fleet Feet owner John Dewey, a TriggerPoint massage and Little Brother Brewing prize pack and one mystery bag. All proceeds from the raffle will go to GO FAR.
What they're saying
• "Especially after COVID, a lot of families have been impacted financially, and so they're struggling to be able to provide these sometimes-expensive shoes for these children to be able to run." – Jessica Applegate, GO FAR program director.
• "Our vision is that running changes everything. All of us know how much running has brought into our lives. So if we can bring those into kids' lives, we want to be able to do that. We don't want (not having) the correct shoes be the barrier for people to start running." – Mandy Wahl, Fleet Feet.
Click on the video above to hear Jessica discuss the Lace Up program and GO FAR's fall plans in more detail, to hear Mandy explain Fleet Feet's interest in the program and to see scenes from the Lace Up program and a GO FAR race.