With organizers already mapping out a date for next year’s Horsham Freezer 5K, it would be safe to say that the township’s first-ever collaborative fundraising effort was a success.
“It was a good day,” Mark Hudson, Horsham’s park and recreation director told Patch of Sunday’s run/walk. “The runners really came out and supported us.”
And, by doing so, the 375 runners and 40 to 50 walkers put their feet to the pavement for Horsham families in need.
Hudson said the approximate $6,000 raised will help to fill the freezers of 10 Horsham households. The hope, Hudson said, is to have food available for donation before Christmas.
An undetermined amount of the proceeds will benefit the Horsham Township Parks and Recreation Department, the lead organizing arm in the community event, which saw support from several dozen businesses, Hatboro-Horsham School District and the Horsham Township Police Department.
Aside from ironing out next year’s date, Hudson said he’s working to ensure that all participants receive a T-shirt.
The idea, he said, is to “Keep everybody very happy so we get all those people back plus more” for what he hopes will be a “long-standing event.”