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Donut Dash raises funds for much-needed teaching supplies

It’s a need that’s never-endinig. With over half of the children in Marion County unable to afford school lunch, it shouldn’t be a surprise that there are little funds available for these students to buy the supplies they need to succeed in the classroom. So, Teachers’ Treasures is offering a tasty way to help get much needed classroom materials to area schools and teachers, by hosting the Circle City Donut Dash 5k on Feb. 20!

Here is everything you need to know about the big event:

– Participants can pick from two different race options: the Donut Challenge and the Non-donut 5k

– The Donut Challenge is the premier event where runners will stop by the donut station at the halfway point where they have to eat 12 Square donuts and then finish the race

– Those feeling less ambitious can do the Non-donut 5k instead and get complimentary donuts along with coffee-infused Sun King beer at the after party.

– The race starts and ends at Teachers’ Treasures and the course takes runners up through Pogue’s Run Trail

The fundraiser offers a standard 5K, but also a mid-race competition for those interested, to eat a dozen delicious donuts and then race back. Sun King Brewing coffee-infused beer and more donuts will be awaiting to celebrate the end of the race at Teachers’ Treasures store.

Teachers’ Treasures is an Indianapolis-based not-for-profit organization that helps at-risk children get the materials they need to succeed in school by providing teachers with donated educational supplies for use by their students in the classroom. Approximately 3,000 teachers participate in the program selecting supplies monthly from the free store. Founded in 2000, the organization now serves more than 270 schools throughout the Greater Indianapolis area, and affecting the lives of 100,000 plus students every year.

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