First Step 5K Benefits Bertha’s Mission

(BEDFORD) – The First Step 5K will be held on January 1st, to help Bertha’s Mission. This will make the third year of the event.

The course for the First Step 5K

The course will start and end at the Bedford Downtown Depot and will go past Bertha’s Mission. The route will be the same as the previous years.

Race entries are limited to the first 100 registrants and cost $25 to enter prior to December 24, 2020. After December 24, 2020, including race day registration, will increase to $30 per entrant.

Register here:

All checks need to be made payable to Bertha’s Mission.

Social distancing and use of face masks will be required. on race day. The race will be chip timed, and each person may start the race any time between 9:00 and 9:10 a.m. Each finisher will receive a medal at the finish line. There will not be an awards ceremony this year.

Medals given out this year’s First Step 5k

“The theme this year is Crushing 2020 and Looking Forward to 2021,” said Jim Sowders one of the organizers of the event.

If you have any questions contact Jim Sowders at 812-275-6155 or email

“The need is probably the greatest we have ever seen. Bertha’s Mission this year has seen a lot of new faces, and meal counts have increased,” according to John Storms organizer of the event and volunteer for Bertha’s Mission. “We continue to need the community’s support. If you cannot enter into the race, please feel free to mail donations to Bertha’s Mission at Post Office Box 1022 Bedford, Indiana 47421.”