Fresh Start 5&10K
January 28, 2023

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The Fresh Start 5&10K is back! We are accepting SPONSORS for this event! Click the button below to complete the online google form, and come back to this page to submit funds online. Or download this PDF paper form and submit by email or deliver to National Avenue Christian Church, attn: Hand Up, 1515 S. National Ave., Springfield, MO 65804, with checks payable to National Avenue Christian Church. 

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Race Registration! / Volunteer Sign Up

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Now registering runners and walkers for 5K or 10K! The Fresh Start benefits Hand Up and our mission of supporting those recently released from incarceration. Register early to ensure you get your awesome beanie and the lowest registration rates!

  • January 28, 2023, 10 AM

Want to support without moving your feet? See Sponsorship opportunities on this page for businesses and organizations or use the Donate button!

You can also support the mission of Hand Up by volunteering to help with the race. There are plenty of positions to fill - find the sign up genius here!

Hand Up
a justice initiative of National Avenue Christian Church

The mission of Hand Up is to assist with emergency funds for adults who have been released from State or Federal corrections facilities within the last twelve months. Working with the support of various community agencies and service organizations and whenever resources are available, Hand Up will meet or assist with the needs of those beginning new lives after incarceration, and who have exhausted or are not eligible for other sources of assistance (be it with housing, utilities, medical, pharmaceutical, or food). Each referral or request for help will be individually assessed to clarify the viability of the award and the needs of the applicant. We hope that through this, we  will reduce the occurrence of recidivism.

Requests must come through an existing agency, funds are not distributed directly the formerly incarcerated individual.

We can process most efficiently if you use the Button that says Hand Up Application to fill out a Google Form. If you have trouble accessing or submitting the application, it's possible your IT dept. has Google Forms submissions blocked for security. If that is the case, you can download this printable PDF, fill it out, and email it to 

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