First annual Hotter than Haiti 10K announced, will help Consider Haiti (formerly Mission Manna)

From the press release:

The first annual Hotter than Haiti 10K race will take place on Saturday, August 11 starting at 8:00 AM. The race will be hosted by the Asheville Outdoor Center in West Asheville.

This event supports Consider Haiti, a non-profit organization based in Asheville whose one objective is to promote the health and welfare of children in Haiti.

Enjoy an early morning run along the beautiful French Broad Greenway and Hominy Creek. After the race, the whole family can have fun at the Asheville Outdoor Center.  There will be food, music and fun along the river!

The course starts and ends at the Asheville Outdoor Center. It runs a mile loop along the trails of Carrier Park then out and back along the French Broad Greenway, Hominy Creek Road and Hominy Creek Trail.  One mile of the course will be along mostly flat trail but there are a few rocky sections.   Almost the whole route will be along the creek or river. Timing will be provided by Right On Time Productions.

For a detailed map of the race route go to: HotterthanHaiti10K.com

Registration is $25 at ImAthlete or Race Day registration starting at 7:00 AM on August 11 at the Asheville Outdoor Center.

Go to hotterthanhaiti10k.com for a registration link to ImAthlete.

Unregistered runners, running with dogs, strollers, rollerblades, bicycles and the wearing of headphones are prohibited on the race course at any time to ensure runners’ safety and to comply with liability insurance standards.

About Consider Haiti:

Consider Haiti is a non‐profit organization based in Asheville, North Carolina. We have one objective: to promote the health and welfare of children in Haiti.

Consider Haiti is concentrating its efforts in four areas.

MEDICAL CARE PROGRAM: Teams of volunteers that include medical personnel provide week‐long clinics for Haitian children, bringing medical care to a large population that otherwise would have no access to such care.

COMMUNITY HEALTH AGENT PROGRAM: Using local community health agents, children suffering from malnutrition are enrolled in a short‐term program to rehabilitate their bodies. Along with specially‐formulated nutritional supplements, community health agents provide de‐worming medicine and vitamins and offer guidance on improving health and wellness.

SUSTAINABLE NUTRITION PROGRAM: This initiative involves the distribution of goats, rabbits and other agricultural products to impoverished families, along with instructions on how to use these resources to build sustainable sources of food and income. Every family with a child enrolled in the Community Health Agent Program will receive the gift of a female goat ready to be bred with a male goat provided by Consider Haiti, or male and female rabbits ready to produce offspring.

CLEAN WATER PROGRAM: Most Haitians lack access to clean water and as a result, the contaminated water they are forced to drink or use for food preparation leads to widespread acute and chronic illnesses and is a major cause of death and. To combat this problem, Consider Haiti provides water filters effective in removing suspended solids and most pathogens to each family with a child enrolled in the Community Health Agent Program.

Consider Haiti works conscientiously to assure all donated funds go directly to its programs in Haiti. We utilize donated office space, rely upon volunteers to manage our domestic operations and fundraising activities, and require all clinic trip participants to pay their own expenses.

You can support Consider Haiti’s work by donating at www.considerhaiti.org or by contacting us to discuss other opportunities.

Consider Haiti
P.O. Box 8515
Asheville, NC 28814-8515
(828) 423-0676

Consider Haiti is a nonprofit corporation organized under the laws of North Carolina. It also is recognized as 501(c)(3) tax‐exempt organization under the Internal Revenue Code.


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