Walk, Run or Roll
We want YOU to join us, Saturday, October 12th, for the 19th Annual Eblen Charities Walk, Run, or Roll 5K/10K, held on the campus of A-B Tech. The Walk, Run, and Roll is a non-competitive and family friendly 5k (three miles) or 10k (six miles) around the beautiful campus of our community college, beginning at 9:00 am and ﬁnishing around noon with lunch from Outback.
The Walk raises money to help children, adults, and families in our community in their time of need. This is a great chance to put on your walking shoes, get your family, friends and co-workers together for a fun community event.
Last year, nearly 700 walkers participated in raising more than $28,000 to assist local students in our schools and families in our community with medication, food, heat, rent and shoes and clothing and other emergency aid. It’s only a $20 minimum donation, which can be raised by getting friends, family, co-workers and neighbors to sponsor you. We encourage you to raise more, as every dollar helps!
The Walk is a very important event for us every year and is even more so this year, as the need for help continues to grow. What makes the Walk so special is that you get to see how many people come out to support the community and feel the love for the kids in our local schools and families in our community, and you can see your kindness in action! Plus, there will be music, fun, prizes, kids zone and more!
Community businesses have been very generous to donate prizes for our four prize baskets; Sports Fan Fun Basket, Family Fun Basket, Date Night Basket and Teacher Basket. Your team has a chance to win one of these four baskets by raising the most money for the Walk. We will also be raffling off a great prize!
All participants donating a minimum of $20 will receive a Walk, Run, and Roll t-Shirt. Register by October 1st to guarantee your t-shirt size. We will hold a t-shirt pick up at the Eblen Charities office, Thursday, October 10th from 12-5pm and Friday, October 11th from 12-6pm.
Our special thanks go out to our sponsors this year:
Presenting Sponsors: A-B Tech, Outback Steakhouse, Pepsi, Ingles Markets, 99.9 Kiss Country with iHeartMedia, and Designs by Eddie Gumm.
Platinum Sponsors: Mark & Mary Moody, Great Beginnings Pediatrics and Great Smiles Orthodontics, Judd Builders, Aeroflow Healthcare, McKinney Insurance, and Sleep Number
Gold Sponsors: Beverly Hanks & Associates, Carland and Andersen CPA, First Citizen’s Bank, and Dave and Peggy White, Office Depot Office Max
Silver Sponsors: ACE Hardware, Biltmore Company, Campbell Shatley, PLLC, Chick-fil-A Merrimon, Forest Dermatology, G’s Coin Shop, Goosman Rose Colvard & Cramer, PA, Party Boulevard, TD Bank and WNC Bridge Foundation
If you would like more information about the Walk, please contact Amanda Putnam at
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You can join a team, create a team or sign up as an individual. Minimum donation of $20 for adults, $5 for children 6-12 and children 5 and under are FREE!