Fitness & Sports
3rd Annual Miles for Meals 5K benefits homebound seniors
The community joined together on the cold morning of Saturday, February 9 for the 3rd Annual Miles for Meals 5K at B-52 Brewery. The fun-raiser allowed family members, friends, and community partners to contribute to the success of Meals on Wheels Montgomery County (MOWMC) by continuing the mission of delivering meals, providing transportation and caring connections to local homebound seniors.
Attendees ran or walked 3.1 mile course winding through the neighborhoods in Conroe, crossed the finish line, and enjoyed the six-acre wooded biergarten of B-52 Brewing Company, a craft beer venue with food trucks serving before and after the race. Participants also received swag bags including a tee shirt, Commemorative Pint Glass, and 2 pints of craft beer, homemade root beer or lemonade. Finisher medals provided by Joyful Life Lutheran Church in Magnolia and every competitor received official chip time results immediately following the race.
The Miles for Meals 5K race winners were:
- Andrew Raggio from Spring, Texas – Time of 15:34
- Mark Amann from Conroe, Texas – Time of 15:38
- Patrick Willis from Spring, Texas – Time of 15:51
In 2018 Miles for Meals raised $54,800 enough to add 26 seniors to home-delivered meal service. Every year the demand for services increases as Baby Boomers become seniors. 450 seniors received delivered meals in 2017. Service grew to 600 seniors in 2018. MOWMC hopes to add more seniors to home-delivered meal service this summer.
Community sponsors included Kevin Baker Real Estate Team Keller Williams, Movement Mortgage, The Woodlands Dermatology Associates, Milstead Glass and Home Décor, OrangeTheory, Wendell Legacy Homes and the CashStore.
View photos from the event on the Hello Woodlands Facebook page here.
Since 1973, MOWMC has had a successful track record of serving homebound seniors by delivering nutritious meals and providing transportation services. MOWMC currently delivers 130,000 meals annually throughout the 1,000 square miles of Montgomery County. The Senior Rides program, a curbside transportation service, averages 1,600 rides per month, reducing isolation often associated with the inability to drive.