Red Shoe Run helps families through adoption | Community Spirit
On Saturday, Hope 4 5K will host their first run as part of their new non-profit aimed at helping families through the adoption process. The Red Shoe Run will raise money to help two local families in the final stages of adoption from Ethiopia.
Ranell Bond and her husband David were inspired to start Hope 4 5K after their own experience adopting their two-year-old son Beckham from Ethiopia. The adoption process took 21 months. They were able to bring Beckham home just six weeks ago.
“We just wanted to be able to help these families,” said Ranell. David is an Ironman competitor so the family decided to combine their passion for international adoption with their love of running. While the Red Shoe Run is Hope 4 5K's first run, they hope to have at least two a year as the organization grows.
“We always want to meet a need right when we see it,” said Ranell. The first run will benefit two families who are the final stages of bringing three young children home from Ethiopia. The families are waiting on the last step, Clear from Embassy, for the adoptions to be final.
The Red Shoe Run will kick off at 9am at Finucane Park in Hayden on Saturday, October 12th. Registration is $20 a person or $50 a family, kids five and under race free. You can register at the park the morning of the race or online by clicking HERE.