Van Go invites you to walk, ride, roll or run the Lawrence Loop at your own pace in their May Day Hey Day on Saturday.
The fundraiser seeks individuals and teams of up to 10 people. All participants will receive a passport that highlights scenic points along the path; get stamps in your passport to earn raffle tickets, according to Van Go’s website.
Two after-parties are planned in order to maintain safe physical distancing. Teams are asked to time their walks/rides/rolls/runs to reach Van Go’s parking lot, at 715 New Jersey St., from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., and individual participants from 11 a.m. to noon.
The parties will include “healthy snacks, music, Van Go created participant award, and a raffle featuring healthy local goods.”
Van Go is an art-based social service agency for local youths ages 14-24. According to the organization, 78% of participants live in poverty, so many of them experience food insecurity and hunger.
The Hey Day supports Go Healthy, Van Go’s year-round food, nutrition and healthy lifestyles program.
“It is designed to give youth the tools they need to fight obesity and stay mentally fit–now and in the future,” according to the website. “By incorporating nutrition education, mental health supports, and physical fitness, Go Healthy attends to the whole individual.”
Individual tickets are $25 each. Registration details for individuals and teams are available via Van Go’s website.
See a map with access points and suggested routes here.