Hope’s Corner hosts virtual 5K fundraiser for one more week

The nonprofit Hope’s Corner in Mountain View is operating a virtual 5K through Aug. 5.

According to organizers, the “5 x 5 x 5 for Hope” is an “anything goes” benefit, wherein participants can do any activity – walk, run, swim, hike, bike, skate – wherever and whenever. The cost to enter is $5, and participants are encouraged to recruit at least five friends to join them.

“That’s 5K, $5 and 5 friends – ‘5 x 5 x 5 for Hope,’” said an organizer. “It’s all about having fun, getting some exercise and supporting Hope’s Corner.”

Participants can walk their dogs around the neighborhood, hike at Rancho San Antonio or bike on the Bay Trail. One participant kayaked in the bay, another rollerbladed backward in a parking lot and another walked a route that spells “Hope.”

Hope’s Corner provides free hot meals to homeless, low-income and vulnerable people. Funds raised will support the nonprofit’s meals program and operations. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Hope’s Corner expanded its meals program, including a new Wednesday lunch service and deliveries of meals off-site on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

To participate, visit Use the hashtag #Hope5kChallenge to promote the event on social media.


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