The Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Anthem, Arizona is hosting its third annual “Every Mile Counts” 5K Race on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at the St. Rose Philippine Duchesne church located 2825 W Rose Canyon Circle. Proceeds of this race will go to the food pantry at St. Rose which provides temporary emergency subsistence for families who are suffering. St. Vincent de Paul works in conjunction with other not-for-profits in the service area to distribute food and many other services to any family or person in need regardless of age, religion or ethnic group. St. Vincent de Paul serves the Anthem, Tramanto, Black Canyon, New River and other north Phoenix communities.

The 5K Race is open to all casual and serious runners and walkers. The course is out-and-back and is predominantly asphalt. Water will be available at the turn around and start/finish line. Families are encouraged to participate through reduced fees for children. Parents with strollers are welcome. Race fees include a tee shirts, pancake breakfast and goody bag.
Information and registration for the race can be found at http://www.active.com/anthem-az/running/distance-running-races/st-vincent-de-paul-friends-of-the-poor-5km-2016. For details call St. Rose Church at 623-465-9740 or email signup@stroseanthem.com.