The nineteenth annual “Run for Hope” is an opportunity for the community of Meridian to make a difference in the life of a child at Hope Village for Children.


 “The community obviously had, and God, had a much bigger plan for me and this vision. Very modestly I say, I had no idea how big this would be, and I have Donna Ulmer and Rhonda Poole and this community too thank for that.  Here we are nineteen years later”, said Kim Monsour, Founder and Director for Run for Hope.


“We have a fun run for the kids, which is great.  We have a two-mile walk, a 5K, and a 10K trail run, which is very challenging, but it is a great day for the family. The runners bring in money, we have great door prizes for them.  We usually have a minimum of 200 people, sometimes more.  It’s something people look forward to, it’s always the second Saturday in November and always at Bonita Lakes”, said Rhonda Poole, Hope Village Guild member.


“Run for Hope” is the longest lasting run in meridian, it is the only run that offers many different fitness levels and age levels.

“We take all the proceeds from the run and those proceeds are used to do the extra things for the children, birthdays, fieldtrips, music lessons, just anything like that and that’s what we use all of those proceeds for”, said Mary Beth Justus, Hope Village Guild member.


“It is eighteen dollars to sign up for the fun run and the 2 mile walk, and it’s twenty dollars to do the 5K and 10K, but if you wait until Saturday morning, you’re going to pay 25 dollars. So, you need to go ahead and sign up today”, said Rhonda Poole.




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