Great Inflatable Race benefits Shoes 4 Shoeless

Great Inflatable Race benefits Shoes 4 Shoeless
More than 1,800 participants are registered for the fun-run adult-size obstacle course "The Great Inflatable Race" Friday and Saturday, June 16 and June 17, 2017. The event held at First Baptist Church of Kettering in Beavercreek, benefits Dayton area nonprofit Shoes 4 the Shoeless. (MIKE BURIANEK / STAFF)

Hundreds plopped over adult-sized inflatables tonight during a fun-run obstacle course benefiting Shoes 4 the Shoeless.

The Great Inflatable Race was held tonight at First Baptist Church of Kettering, 3939 Swigart Road, Beavercreek.

A 5K is from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the church.

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Thousands of people are registered and hundreds of volunteers participating in this weekend’s events, said Shoes for the Shoeless Executive Director Kris Horlacher.

Shoes 4 the Shoeless is a nonprofit organization that provides new, correctly fitting gym shoes and socks to Dayton area children in desperate need. Since its founding in 2010, more than 50,000 pairs of shoes and socks have been provided to disadvantaged children.

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