2018 Community Foundation Run
When: Saturday, April 14th, at 9:00 am
Where: Rotary Pavilion, Downtown Gastonia
What: Certified 5K Run, 2K Fun Walk, non-profit booth exhibits, cornhole tournament, and Healthy Kids Zone
Who: Walkers and runners of all ages, participating non-profits, community spectators
Participating Nonprofits: Click HERE for the full list.
On the day of the Run, over 5,000 people come together for one of the biggest celebrations of community spirit and support in the county. The day is filled with a 5k Run and 2k Fun Walk, entertainment, games, food and informational booths. The magic of a community celebration, combined with ease of giving has increased awareness about the work of local organizations and has enabled them to raise over $18 million in the last fifiteen years.
Dollars given to the Match Fund will be applied to the matching grant, which benefits ALL participating nonprofits. Dollars earmarked for certain nonprofits will go to the specific organization(s) named. For qualifying agencies, up to $10,000 of total dollars raised will be matched by a percentage based on a ratio of the total amount of dollars collected in the match pot compared to the amount of eligible donor contributions. Gaston County schools share a $15,000 cap.