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Croton is community strong.

This reins true with the upcoming Harry Chapmin Run Against Hunger. Nothing is more inspiring than events that bring people together to work collaboratively for an incredible cause.

Each year, the Harry Chapmin Run Against Hunger draws crowds from Croton-on-Hudson and beyond and continues to be a staple event for our community. This run has humble beginnings with a powerful message.

Where did it all begin?

A true humanitarian, Harry Chapmin has always personified progressive change. Harry was active in raising awareness to hunger on both a local and global level and kept true to these values until his tragic death at the age of 38.

After Chapmin’s death, a small group of concerned citizens in Croton-on-Hudson, NY, decided to create an annual race in his name to raise funds to fight hunger and to provide food to children and adults in need. This movement focused on local, cross country and international need.

Chapmin’s vision continues to shine in Croton-on-Hudson.

Harry Chapin had a goal: he wanted to end world hunger during his lifetime. So he did something about it.  He raised and donated millions of dollars by performing “one night for me, and one night for the other guy” throughout his career.  He co-founded World Hunger Year (now WhyHunger), and Long Island Cares (now The Harry Chapin Food Bank).  He lobbied Congress and President Carter to get involved.  And he encouraged his fans to make a difference and now they do.

In Croton-on-Hudson, our dedicated community helped establish the Cortlandt Emergency Food Bank, which continues a strong fight against hunger locally for the past 3 decades. This organization continues to support it and such organizations as the Croton Caring Committee, Caring for the Homeless of Peekskill (C.H.O.P.), Hillside Food Outreach in Pleasantville, Food Bank for Westchester, and WhyHunger.

Our humble beginnings have transformed into a global stride forward.

On the global level, 2017 marks the ninth year of our relationship with the Carolyn Belshe Orphanage in Cambine, Mozambique. Contributions from the Run Against Hunger race over the past five years have helped significantly expand the orphanage’s farming efforts as they work to move closer to food self-sufficiency. In addition to monetary contributions, on several occasions we have also sent dozens of surplus race t-shirts.

Register for the Run Against Hunger today.

This is an opportunity for our neighbors to gather and unite to make a true difference for men, women and children in need; an opportunity that is not just valuable, but priceless.

Don’t miss this truly amazing event on Sunday, October 15th as it officially kicks off at 9:30 am. Register today online to reserve your space and view the list of registration incentives new for 2017.  Come run with friends and neighbors for a good cause or be a spectator and cheer on a stranger!  Either way don’t miss this inspiring event!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Be sure to follow the event’s page on Facebook for updates and information.

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