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2nd Annual Ray's Run 2022

  • Presented By: Fayetteville Area Operation Inasmuch
  • Dates: October 8, 2022
  • Location: Methodist University, Matthews Ministry Center
  • Address: 531 Hillsboro Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301
  • Price: Adult Registration is $30 and Youth Registration is $20.
  • (910) 433-2161
  • Overview

    Fayetteville Area Operation Inasmuch invites you to join us for the 2nd Annual Ray’s Run. In memory of our former Executive Director, COL (Ret) Emory 'Ray' Helton.

    Ray's Run is open to the public. Our event is a time 5k with awards for the top-placing participants. We hope to see you. Whether you are a local resident or visiting the area, come out and participate in this wonderful 5K event for a great cause.

    Ray’s Run is a 5K that serves to honor Ray and build upon the foundation he laid during his time at Operation Inasmuch. Ray’s Run will help with upgrades at The Lodge. The kitchen needs to be upgraded to commercial quality so that we can prepare 30-40 meals daily. We have also expanded our programming to include three more tracks, in addition to a work program. We will provide in-house training for the men at The Lodge during the day and community service until employment is secured.

    Fayetteville Area Operation Inasmuch is a 501(c)3 organization serving the homeless and hurting since 2007. We serve a hot, nourishing, home-cooked breakfast each weekday morning. After Breakfast, we provide a wide variety of human, health, and educational services tailored to the needs of the homeless community.

    In addition, The Lodge helps homeless men who want to change their lives by giving them a safe place to live and the opportunity to get their lives back on track. Ray Helton was the Executive Director of Operation Inasmuch from 2017 to 2019. He brought a vision to life when he championed the programs provided to men living at The Lodge.

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