Lexington's Race Against Hunger
Saxe Gotha established Lexington's Race Against Hunger (LRAH) in 2001, with the goal of increasing awareness of world hunger and raising funds to benefit the hungry both locally and worldwide. One hundred percent of funds raised through LRAH go directly to charitable organizations. Charities that have benefited from LRAH include World Vision, the Souper Bowl of Caring, Lexington Interfaith Community Services (LICS), Oliver Gospel Mission, and Area Churches Together Serving (ACTS).
Over fourteen years, LRAH has donated $340,545.31 to local charities and has grown to average over 1000 participants each year. In addition, the community has really pulled together as an average of 150 people volunteer each year to help with the event. Over half of these are members of local law enforcement who help to keep our streets safe for the runners and walkers.
LRAH is a great opportunity the competitive runner, the fun runner, and families. Our real winners are all the hungry that will benefit through funds raised and an increased awareness of hunger issues. Together we have made a difference, and we will continue to grow the dream to make an even bigger difference in future years!
The fifteenth Annual Lexington's Race Against Hunger will be held on Saturday, February 27, 2017! Be sure to visit the official race webpage, www.LRAH.org, to sign up to race. Every year we have record numbers participate to raise money for the designated local charities who feed those in need! Annually this event raises the awareness levels of hunger locally and worldwide. For full race results and sponsors, go to www.LRAH.org.
Be sure to come out and join us on February 27th in running to help fight hunger!