Annual 5K LIVE run/walk
November 7, 2021 – English Landing
The Padraig Pearse Division #1 Kansas City Missouri – of the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) invites runners and walkers to participate in our 2nd annual 5K on November 7, 2021 at the beautiful English Landing in Parkville, Missouri. The event has been created to provide funding for the Our Lady of Perpetual Help food pantry (31st and Broadway- https://www.redemptoristcenter.org/), the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception’s Morning Glory Ministries (https://morningglorykc.org/) food program, which focuses on homeless vets, and the St. Therese St. Vincent De Paul Food Pantry (https://www.sttheresenorth.org/saint-vincent-de-paul-food-pantry)
AOH is the largest Irish-Catholic men’s service group in the United States; the Pearse Division with its 140 members is active throughout the Kansas City region. The 5K has been created in recognition of the unique challenges facing people of all faiths and backgrounds, and to honor members’ Irish ancestors who endured the tragedy of the 19th Century Irish Famine.
“Hibernian Harvest 4 Hunger” is a Facebook page where those interested can receive updated information, share the event with friends, and update their personal efforts and accomplishments. (Click here to access it)
- $30 to participate, which includes a race t-shirt.
SPONSORS contact: Mike Aylward at firstname.lastname@example.org
- 4 Sponsor Levels: $25.00, $100.00, $250.00 and $500.00 with varying amounts of advertising on the website/signup page, event emails, t-shirts, event sponsor boards, and names announced at the event.
Entry Fees and Sponsorships are all tax deductible – AOH Irish Charities Fed ID 82-1324109
Below are two websites and three books for those with an interest in learning more about the Irish Famine and its impact on Ireland and the United States – while it is not a happy story it is an important one.
- The Famine Plot: England’s Role in Ireland’s Greatest Tragedy – by Tim Pat Coogan
- Paddy’s Lament, Ireland 1846-1847: Prelude to Hatred– by Thomas Gallagher
- The Graves Are Walking: The Great Famine and the Saga of the Irish People – by John Kelly