Run, Walk, Crawl or Party your way to the finish line - it’s not how you get there it’s about showing up!
It all started with a DREAM to build up a community…
The West Nashville Dream Center is a ministry center committed to PROTECT and EMPOWER those living in distress.
In the Spring of 2013, The West Nashville Dream Center opened its doors. At that time, we didn’t know who we’d reach, but we knew there was hope needed based on the circumstances of those living near the ministry center in the 37209 zip code of West Nashville. Ministry began in the middle of drug deals, poverty and messy relationships. Today, we are a mobile ministry with events happening 7 days of the week. Our demographics are single moms and children and we support both through supplemental resources that meet physical, emotional and spiritual needs. We offer family-strengthening tools and social activities for all ages. This mission drives our goal to see our neighbors find their passions and thrive at their full potential.
When we first dreamed of the idea of having an annual 5K race years ago we knew one thing: we wanted people to actually run through the neighborhood that we serve and meet the people we love. By running through the community, our hope has always been that people would come back and serve alongside us. After becoming our own 501(c)3 we knew that the 5K race was an obvious future fundraiser, and because last year we were able to secure grocery store partners through Second Harvest we no longer have a need for non-perishables as your entry fee. So, what does this mean? This is the year we can finally turn our unique little 5K into a real fundraiser! We know that the cost is a sacrifice but we also know that you have run in the past most likely because someone told you about the West Nashville Dream Center and it gave you a way to support us. This year it's the same thing, except our dreams are bigger, the need is greater, and our community has expanded. The funds we collect in this year's 5K will help us continue our ministries, and keep our mission alive for this community.
On Saturday, May 11th we invite you to be a part of the hustle with us! We invite and encourage our participants to join us throughout the year in various events that we do as well. We would like to challenge you: Don't just run! Run--and then participate in the DREAM and walk alongside us throughout the year. There is always a place for you here at the West Nashville Dream Center. We look forward to seeing you on May 11th!
A few no-no’s to note for the day of:
A few heck yeah’s to note for the day of:
strollers are ok
headphones are cool
a good mood and ready to party spirit
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