Stillwater FFA hosts Cans For Community Race

Story provided by Stillwater Public Schools

Stillwater FFA’s Third Annual Cans for Community 5K Race will look a little different this year. 

“Due to COVID-19, we are moving our run to a virtual event,” said FFA Sponsor Robby Branscum. “Participants will have from October 26 to November 12 to complete a 5K run. They can then submit finish line photos and run times to me. We’ll post the results on the Stillwater FFA Website on November 14.” 

This year, the “fee” for participation will be 20 canned goods, though larger donations are welcome. All donations go to assist the Stillwater Salvation Army in assembling Thanksgiving Baskets for the families of Stillwater. 

“With 35% of Stillwater living below the poverty line and the financial impact of the pandemic on our community, the need to host this event and gather donations has never been greater,” says Branscum. “We have set a goal of 3,000 canned food items this year.” 

Registrants will receive a race t-shirt, medal, and be eligible for prizes in the following categories: Best Finish Line Photo, Most Cans Donated, Best Times (male/female), and several random drawing door prizes. The prizes for Most Cans Donated and Best Finish Line Photo will be $100 gift cards to local Stillwater businesses. 

The event is open to everyone in the community. To register, visit https://sps.blue/ffa5k or contact Robby Branscum at rbranscum@stillwaterschools.com for more information. Participants must sign up by October 1 to receive a t-shirt and medal, but additional registrations will continue to be accepted until October 15.