Second Chances 5k Run/Walk Denver
Do you believe in second chances? Would you want one yourself?
We do – obviously!
So does Prison Fellowship. You may have heard of them.
That’s why we are thrilled with our new partnership with Prison Fellowship. When we learned that they were planning an event in Denver called the Second Chances 5k Denver, we contacted them and signed on as a race sponsor. It’s a natural fit given our parallel missions.
With this race, Prison Fellowship and Second Chances hope to raise awareness of the barriers that need to come down so that people who have paid their debt can successfully re-enter their families and our communities. Did you know that a criminal record keeps individuals out of jobs and public housing, and that 65 million Americans have a criminal record? If we don’t want people to reoffend, this “Second Prison” needs to be eliminated.
Prison Fellowship is giving the women in our program and their families the opportunity to participate in the race this Saturday at no charge. If you would like to join them, and we hope you will, you can register when you come out on Saturday to Sloan’s Lake Park. Please say hello – you’ll be able to recognize our participants and volunteers by the green leis they’ll be wearing.
Race registration fees will support the good work of Prison Fellowship. Donations to Second Chances Denver may be made on our website or on the day of the race at our information table.
One of the easiest things you can do to help us raise awareness is to Like the Second Chances Denver Facebook page and share it with your friends.
What: Second Chances 5k Denver. Kids’ race, too.
Where: Sloans Lake Park, 1700 N. Sheridan Blvd., Denver
When: Saturday, April 8, 8:00 AM
It will be an uplifting day and a fun way to come together and make a difference in lives of our neighbors. Hope to see you there!