THE NEW FOSTER CARE
THE NEW FOSTER CARE RUN & WALK
Join us at The Children’s Park in Lake Orion, Michigan as we walk & run to support youth aging out of foster care.
Funds raised from this event will go directly to The Bridge Program and its work to prepare young people with experience in foster care for their transition to adulthood.
The New Foster Care's mission is to make a transformative change in the Michigan foster care system and a measurable and meaningful impact in the lives of children who have experienced foster care.
The Bridge Program prepares young people with experience in foster care for their transition to adulthood through an individualized process, engaging them in their own futures planning, as well as providing developmentally appropriate and appealing supports and services. The Bridge employs a multidisciplinary team approach with each participant having the opportunity to work with a Transition Navigator, Personal Wellness Coach and Peer Support Specialist.
On race day, registration will be open from 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM in the Children’s Park parking lot. Race packets, bibs and shirts can be picked up there.
The runners will begin at 9:00 AM and the walkers at 9:15 AM at S. Anderson Street across from the Fire Station.
Afterward, a post-race/walk celebration includes water and snacks!
Runners and walkers will follow the paved bend near Meeks Park, cross Atwater Street to the Paint Creek Trail, and enjoy the scenic tree-lined unpaved trail as they complete the flat, 3.1 mile course.
Parking can be found in lots P4, P9, P3, and P2.