October 14, 2020

Meals, Housing and Hope

Vancouver WA The Inaugural FREE LEFTOVERS 5K is a virtual event with a mission to make a difference and help those in need. Although walkers and runners won’t be together physically, they will be together in spirit as they raise funds for SHARE, a local non-profit who lead the hungry and homeless to self-sufficiency by providing food, shelter, housing, education, advocacy and compassion through the strength of community.

Sherri McMillan, owner of Why Racing Events explains where the name Leftovers came fromWho doesn’t love Thanksgiving Leftovers?! To go with the Thanksgiving theme, and in order to make the event FREE and the costs low, participants with receive “Leftover” race shirts, medals and SWAG from past events. It will be a fun, no-frills Thanksgiving event with 100% of the donations going to SHARE.”

The event website encourages participants to complete their 5K anywhere around the world including a treadmill, a local path or favorite running/walking route from November 21st – November 29th during Thanksgiving week. Participants are encouraged to participate solo or with a small group of family/friends to celebrate Thanksgiving, a time to be thankful for what we have and to help those in need.

Karissa Schoene, Event Director for Why Racing Events comments “There’s no way we could host this event for free without the support of our partners for this new event including Realvest Corp, Cofer Excavation Inc, the Fields Family and Henri Moreau. Many of our existing partners are also offering so many wonderful perks for our athletes adding incredible value to each participant. We have an incredible community!”

The registration site explains when you register, your registration fee will be comped and you will register by donation with 100% going directly to SHARE! Why Racing is asking for a minimum $10 donation but encourage athletes to donate as much as possible to help those in need. Register at https://leftovers5k.raceroster.com/

Each runner or walker will receive a Leftover Shirt, Medal and SWAG Bag. Overall and age group awards will be provided to top finishers and all runners/walkers will receive a finishers’ certificate. There will be an official Photo Album, Video and a virtual awards ceremony.

About Why Racing Events:

Why Racing Events is a multi-sport event management organization that offers athletes of all ages and abilities, from the elite level to the back-of-the-packers, the chance to successfully complete a racing event. They host a series of events throughout Washington and Oregon, including children’s races, fun runs, trail runs, half marathons, marathons, duathlons, triathlons and virtual events. Their races vary in size from 1000 to 5000 participants. They are committed to providing a positive experience to everyone involved while raising awareness and funds for important community causes. Find more information about Why Racing Events at www.whyracingevents.com


Contact Information
Sherri McMillan
360.798.4744 (cell phone)