Loveland, Ohio – Considering the average person burns 480 calories running or walking a 5K, 272,640 calories were burned in the White Pillars neighborhood on Thanksgiving Day morning during the Giving Thanks 5k.
But wait there’s more…
The 568 participants donated 423,000 calories (2000 canned goods) to the L.I.F.E. Food Pantry and donated over $2,500 as well.
“The White Pillar’s Giving Thanks 5K has become such an amazing tradition for the residents of Loveland,” said organizer, Jen Steiner. “The first year we started the race we had 38 people enter and this being our 5th year, we had 568 participants.”
The event was a great opportunity to start Thanksgiving Day off on a healthy note, all while giving back to the community and was one of the larger foot races in terms of participants in a town known for sponsoring charity races on the Loveland Bike Trail. This race however, was run entirely throughout the streets of a residential neighborhood.
Steiner said, “Several local Loveland businesses graciously donated items for a raffle. We were blessed to have the following sponsors: Loveland Krogers, Chrissy Ward, and Loveland Magazine. This race wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of all the participants and volunteers.”
You can make your own donation to the L.I.F.E Food Pantry HERE. Perhaps you will let them know your are donating on behalf of the “Giving Thanks 5k”.
Medals were awarded to these finishers: