Hopkinsville’s Challenge House Movement received on Tuesday $14,050 from the Hoptown Half Marathon & 5K committee. The money was raised during the second annual road race in 2020.
“During its first two years, the Hoptown Half & 5K has raised over $28,000 for local charities, and looks forward to a repeat performance (or better) in 2021,” organizers said in a news release.
Registration is open for the third annual Hoptown Half & 5K on Sept. 18. The event will include the Wally’s Walkers One-Miler, which is named for the late Wally Bryan, a former mayor and founder of the Challenge House Movement. A beneficiary for the 2021 event has not yet been selected.
There are seven Challenge Houses in Hopkinsville’s inner-city with a mission to help residents of the neighborhoods with education, employment and life skills. It is a Christian-based organization led by ambassadors who live in the houses.