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University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Monster Dash 5k to help working poor

Halloween enthusiasts, runners, and walkers should mark their calendars for the Barnabas House Monster 5,000-meters Dash, set to begin at 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 12, in Parking Lot 13, by the UALR Jack Stephens Center.

All proceeds from the 5K will support the Barnabas House’s efforts to serve as a social work and counseling center. Participants of all ages are encouraged to get into the Halloween spirit by dressing up in their favorite costume.

Barnabas House The Barnabas House is an outreach program of Oak Forest United Methodist Church. It’s located at 2423 S. Tyler St., in the Oak Forest neighborhood and near UALR.

University students and other volunteers join social workers and medical professionals to advocate for the uninsured and working poor. Clients receive help with housing, job placement, educational opportunities, disability determination and nutritional assistance, and other quality-of-life services.

UALR’s Bachelor of Social Work Student Organization, advised by Dr. Mark Krain, has endorsed the Monster Dash 5K.

Entry fees are $15 for UALR participants and $25 for all other individuals through Oct. 4. A family of three may participate for $50, with $10 for each additional family member. The fee is $35 per participant on the day of the event.

To register for the event, go to Barnabas House ​Monster Dash 5K. For additional information about the Barnabas House or to provide an in-kind donation, call 501.663.3136.