Brinks 5K Run Raises $43,000 for Children in Need
Brinks Home Security hosted its fourth annual 5K run/walk on Oct. 19, teaming with Mission 500 as the benefiting charity. The day before the race, more than 600 school refill packs were assembled for local students attending Farmers Branch Elementary School. In addition, 25 Brinks Home Security employee volunteers helped build homes for the Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity Project which benefited local families in need.
New this year was a virtual run/walk which allowed individuals to participate who did not live in the nearby area or could not attend the event. Overall the event raised $43,000 which will benefit children across the United States.
“We’re proud to sponsor and host this event for the fourth straight year,” said Jeff Gardner, president and CEO of Brinks Home Security. “By partnering with Mission 500 we have expanded our reach, benefiting not only the local community, but also the state and national level. We look forward to another successful event in 2020.”
The event was held at Brinks Home Security’s headquarters in Farmers Branch, Texas. Geoffrey Kipchumba won in the male category with the fastest course time of 14:21, and Ivy Kibet won the women’s group with a time of 16:01.