Midlands Fatherhood Coalition (MFC) presents the 3rd Daddy and Me 5K / Fun Run on June 19, 2021, at 8:00 am at the Saluda Shoals Park. Midlands Fatherhood Coalition (MFC) presents an opportunity for anyone in the Columbia area to enjoy a certified 5K, a fun run and there are even virtual running opportunities.  The race spreads a simple message, “Dads Matter” and on the weekend of Father’s Day, we seek to raise awareness of the impact of fatherhood on the safety, economic and well-being of our community.   Check in starts at 7 am, and the race will commence at 8am. Registration costs $30. For more information on the race,  sponsors and to register, go to https://thedaddyme5k.itsyourrace.com/

“We are thrilled to be in Saluda Shoals on a USATF certified course. We hope to have participation from the competitive 5k runner to the father and child wanting to do something healthy and fun together on the Father’s Day weekend,” says, Angela McDuffie, MFC CEO.

The goal to raise $25,000 which will go to foster healthier relationships between fathers and families here in the Midlands through offices in Lexington, Richland, and Sumter counties.

The Mission of Midlands Fatherhood Coalition is to engage fathers in the positive support of their children and to enhance support for fatherhood throughout the Midlands. MFC provides community-based programs and support groups for fathers, free of charge. Services are free, and include job readiness and placement assistance, health education, parenting, economic mobility and individualized support.  In 2020, Midlands Fatherhood Coalition served over 500 fathers and impacted over 1000 children in the Midlands.

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