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      FRIENDS NOT FOOD 5K in Bend


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      December 18, 2020

       

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      FRIENDS NOT FOOD 5K

      LETS GET ACTIVE FOR A GOOD CAUSE!! No matter what this year has brought you, we are determined to RISE and bring people together for a good cause and a GOOD TIME! Even if that is virtually and socially distanced, of course! 

      You are invited to our 1st (what we hope to be annual) 5K FUNdraiser!! You can walk, run, trot, bike, hike or even SPRINT [you crazy animal ;) ] this 3.1 mile course that you can map out in YOUR OWN TOWN! This race is "VIRTUAL" so that means you get to have FUN AND JOIN US wherever you live!

      We wanted to use this event as a fun way to bring people "together" (while apart) and do something GOOD for our bodies outside! While definitely not required, it is ALSO our hope that this race will raise awareness around the benefits of plant-based eating not only for your health, as acts of kindness and compassion but also as stewards of this planet!

      We encourage you to share this with your friends, family and colleagues. It would mean SO much to us if you did!

      GIVEAWAYS: Upon completion / logging of your miles you will be mailed a RAD CUSTOM DESIGNED FINISHER MEDAL featuring Harmony Farm's very own Eleanor Pigby (designed by the renowned artist and a thank you card from one of our special farm friends!

      Upon REGISTRATION you'll be emailed a very special (FREE) plant-based holiday meal plan as well as a plant-based "PRE WORKOUT" guide for snack ideas and post-workout meals to help you be #PoweredByPlants! This will take ALL the guesswork out of the process for you if you are wanting to learn more in your plant-based nutrition & fitness knowledge!! 

      You also have the option to purchase some of our fundraising 'race inspired' apparel items in our merch shop!! Tanks, Sweatshirts, Onesies and more!

      "RACE DAY" is actually your choice within our event window between December 18th and January 1st so that you can find the BEST time to schedule this with your friends and family!! What a FUN tradition to start on Christmas or the New Year!! Can you picture it? We can! Please TAG all your pictures on social media with our hashtag #FriendsNotFood5K and tag us on IG and FB @harmonyfarmsanctuary *note* We will be doing special prizes for those posting and sharing about this fundraiser race on their SM platforms!

      This event is officially sponsored by Roots & Wings Wellness - a virtual based fitness & nutrition coach as a fundraiser for her favorite spot in Bend, Oregon. Harmony Farm Sanctuary is a 501c3 organization in Central Oregon dedicated to saving and healing farm animals from abuse, neglect, abandonment and even slaughter in some cases. Our commitment is to provide a safe, loving, nurturing and COMPASSIONATE setting for each of our 100+ rescued farm friends to live their best life well into their old age!!

      Do you NEED to be vegan or vegetarian to run this race and support this cause? NO! Of course not! We just ask that you care about wanting to help spread our spirit of compassion and health!

      SOME FACTS AND INFO BEHIND OUR MISSION:
      Did you know...
      1. Livestock and their byproducts account for at least 32,000 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) per year! This is about 51% of all worldwide greenhouse gas emissions!
      2. Agriculture is responsible for 80-90% of US water consumption. Throughout the world, humans drink 5.2 billion gallons of water and eat 21 billion pounds of food each day. Worldwide, cows drink 45 billion gallons of water and eat 135 billion pounds of food each day. Hence the cows consume 6-9 times more than humans. Also, did you know that 2,500 gallons of water are needed to produce 1 pound of beef.
      3. Animal agriculture is responsible for up to 91% of Amazon destruction and 1-2 acres of rainforest are cleared every second. The leading causes of rainforest destruction are livestock and feed-crops. Animal agriculture is also the leading cause of species extinction, ocean dead zones, water pollution, and habitat destruction. Livestock operations on land have created more than 500 nitrogen flooded dead-zones around the world in our oceans. For you to understand how inefficient animal agriculture is 1.5 acres can produce 37,000 pounds of plant-based food, 1.5 acres can produce 375 pounds of beef. 70 billion farmed animals are reared annually worldwide. (Its no wonder we need to kill the rainforest grow crops fertilize and destroy our soil and oceans).
      4. More than 6 million animals are killed for food every hour of every day! Every second of every day an area the size of a football field is cleared in the amazon to produce 250 beef burgers.
      5. A person who follows a vegan diet produces the equivalent of 50% less carbon dioxide, uses 1/11th oil, 1/13th water, and 1/18th land compared to a meat-lover for their food.
      6. Daily Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Diets (in lbs of CO2) 
      vegan - 6.5 lbs, vegetarian - 8.5 lbs, pescatarian - 8.7, low meat eater - 10.3 lbs, high meat eater - 16lbs

      FAQ:
      1. How much does this event cost? 
      Registration is $35 / person (regardless of age) for this event!
      2. What does my registration include?
      Race event registration and organization costs, finisher medal, photo thank you card from an HFS rescue animal, vegan holiday meal plan and nutrition guide!
      3. When do I run the race?
      You can complete the 3.1 miles / 5 kilometers at any time between December 18th and January 1st. Submit your results via the participant portal when you're done!
      4. Do I have to run?
      NO! You can choose to walk, hike, bike, jog, etc. Get active ANY WAY YOU WANT!
      5. Where can I learn more about Harmony Farm Sanctuary?
      You can check us out on Social Media [ IG: @harmonyfarmsanctuary
      | FB: www.facebook.com/harmonyfarmsanctuary ] or our website: www.harmonyfarmsanctuary.com 
      6. Where do I complete my 5k?
      You can map your course anywhere you'd like! If you need help visit our FB event 
      7. Do I have to be vegan or vegetarian to participate?
      No! We'd love if this was an opportunity for you to learn how IMPACTFUL you can be!

      Categories: Fundraising & Charity | Holiday | Outdoors & Recreation

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