Donate gently used shoes during the 9th Annual Limestone Capital Half Marathon Expo

BEDFORD – Come join the fun during the 9th Annual Limestone Capital Half Marathon Expo provided to you by Bedford Federal Savings on Friday, October 6th from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the Milwaukee Depot building on the corner of J and 14th streets.

While runners and walkers are lacing up their running shoes you can drop off your gently used shoes to donate to local charities including:

  • The Men’s Warming Shelter
  • Becky’s Place
  • The Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence County

You don’t have to be registered to participate in the marathon to donate to these worthy causes. Just stop by and drop off your gently used shoes. Donations are needed for men, women, and children

During the 2017-2021 winter seasons, 206 homeless clients were served, at the Men’s Warming Shelter totaling 4,395 overnight stays. The Men’s Warming Shelter is open from November 1 to March 31 each year. The shelter can accommodate 28 individuals a night. They also provide counseling and activities. Their goal is to get the men into stable housing and off the streets.

Becky’s Place is designed to “provide shelter and create hope” for women and children who are experiencing homelessness and moving toward a life of self-sufficiency. Each year, Becky’s Place provides services to more than 80 homeless women and children. The program at Becky’s Place is designed to address the causes of a client’s homelessness and move them into a sustainable living situation. The facility also serves as an unofficial call center for the community, answering 2-3 calls every day from women and men seeking resources for myriad challenges.

The Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence County’s mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need the Club the most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens. The Club serves youth between the ages of 5-18. The group currently operates five sites in Bedford, which provide after-school supervision, activities, and more to an average of 300 kids per day. Over the years, hundreds of thousands of children have had the opportunity to participate in the after-school and athletics programs offered through the club.

One of the best-kept secrets is the pre-race expo where runners pick up bibs and a swag bag. These swag bags often feature vendors and exhibitors who hawk the latest fitness gear, offer health and fitness tips, and most importantly, unload free loot. You also get to meet and speak to those participating in the big race.

All registrants should come by the expo Friday afternoon and pick up their race packet, bag, and t-shirt. Free grab-and-go refreshments will be provided like yogurt, cupcakes, fruit, and granola bars.

WQRK 105.5 Indiana Classic Hits will be providing music and photo opportunities.

Be sure to register for a chance to win free prizes, register for the race, or take your photo. All happening Friday 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. at the Depot.

Registration for the Limestone Capital Half Marathon, 5K, & 1 Mile Walk brought to by McIntyre Brothers is open for those interested in signing up for the 9th annual event on Saturday, October 7th.

All races will start and finish in front of the Milwaukee Depot on the corner of 14th and J Street and include a challenging course that only southern Indiana can offer. 

To register to run or walk in the Limestone Capital Half Marathon, 5K, & 1 Mile Walk click here.

Registration fees vary on the event chosen and for each age bracket. There will be a $5 fee increase if you register after September 1 for the adult races. There is also a credit card processing fee at the time of registration.

Half Marathon8:05 a.m.

  • 15 and Older – $60
  • 14 and Under – $10
  • Ainsley’s Angels Pushers/Runners – $55

5K 8:10 a.m.

  • 15 and Older – $30
  • 14 and Under – $10
  • Ainsley’s Angels Pushers/Runners – $25

1 Mile Walk8:15 a.m.

  • 15 and Older – $20
  • 14 and Under – $10

To register click here.

There is no fee for the riders involved with Ainsley’s Angels and they will be the first group to go at the start of the race at 8 a.m.