Project Hope for the Homeless to host 2021 Jog with a Frog 5K and 1 Mile Walk

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Project Hope for the Homeless to host Jog with a Frog 5K and 1 Mile Walk

Community event to raise awareness and support for Project Hope for the Homeless

PAINESVILLE TOWNSHIP – Project Hope for the Homeless is pleased to announce the Jog with a Frog 5K and a 1 Mile Walk presented by AQUA DOC Lake and Pond Management will be held in-person on Saturday August 28 at 8 a.m. at Kiwanis Recreation Park in Painesville.

The Jog with a Frog 5K and a 1 mile Walk in the Park is a fun and active way to raise awareness and support for Project Hope for the Homeless, the only emergency shelter in Lake County. The community event will feature a post-race cookout and live music. The first 100 participants to register by Aug. 9 are guaranteed a T-shirt.

“This is a great way to enjoy some fresh air and get light exercise while restoring hope and renewing lives at the same time,” said Judy Burr, Project Hope for the Homeless executive director.

Project Hope for the Homeless, celebrating its 28th anniversary in 2021, is a 50-bed facility and provides shelter and services for nearly 500 people per year.

Proceeds from the Jog with a Frog event directly help Project Hope for the Homeless serve its guests. Guests receive emergency shelter, a hot dinner, light breakfast, packed lunches and weekly one-on-one meetings with a trained professional staff member who helps guests set goals and gives them referrals for more comprehensive treatment and care.

In 2020, 86% of guests served during an average 29-day stay transitioned to permanent housing or entered in-person behavioral health care treatment.

Being part of the community and the Jog with a Frog event is important to AQUA DOC Lake and Pond Management, the Jog with a Frog 5K and 1 Mile Walk event’s presenting sponsor.

“It comes from the heart,” said John Wilson, owner and president of AQUA DOC Lake and Pond Management. “I’ve been a resident of Lake and Geauga counties my whole life and it’s a good thing to do. It’s been a good relationship and there’s lots of connections.”

Online registration and race chip timing for the 5K will be conducted by Stasny Road Racing. Sign up at: https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Painesville/JogwithaFrog5K. The 1-mile walk will be an untimed event.

Cost for the 5K is $25, and $15 for the 1-mile walk through Aug. 9. Prices for both events increase by $5 after that date. In-person registration and packet pickup begin at 7 a.m. Aug. 28 at the Main Pavilion inside Kiwanis Recreational Park with runners and walkers toeing the line at 8 a.m.

The top three male and top three female finishers in the 5K will receive overall awards. Age group awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers in the age groups: 14 and younger, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70 and older.