Life Essentials helps people who slip through gaps of community services. Through a dedicated network of volunteers they provide over 25,000 hours of service each year to people in the greater Dayton area. Their services and programs help seniors and individuals living with mental illness. They aim to decrease isolation by providing participants with volunteer caregivers, guardians and help with small home projects.
This Sat, May 4th you’ll have a chance to to participate in their annual Derby Day Dash. This annual 5K Run and Walk involves every age group including fun runs for the little ones like the tot trot for 3-5 year olds, the Gallop for 9-10 year olds. All kids receive a medal and the top 3 each get a trophy. Teams are welcome too, with prizes for Best Name and Largest Team.
The professionally designed course starts and ends at Island Park and snakes along the Great Miami River. Once everyone has finished the race, prizes are awarded for participants in various age categories, farthest distance traveled, and best hat! More than $2,000 in merchandise and gift certificates are awarded at the race. Check in begins at 8am the race starts at 9am. You can register online at www.active.com.