Michiana to host 5K and one mile walk/run to support Bashor Children’s Home

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Elkhart, IN (Aug. 17, 2022) – Move It! Michiana, an Elkhart-based committee focused on empowering people to love and care for each other through community engagement and service, is hosting a community-wide 5K and one-mile walk/run event to raise awareness and monetary support for Bashor Children’s Home.

“Our community is incredibly fortunate to have a champion organization like Bashor – making waves in the lives of children and families,” shared Move It! Michiana Core Team Member, Alexander Bicknell. “We believe in their mission and will be laser-focused on supporting the nearly 250 staff members and volunteers who dedicate their time and energy to build our youth in need. Their efforts are both testament
and proof that it takes a village.”

Located in Goshen, Bashor Children’s Home helps with troubled children and their families through residential care, day treatment, alternative education, foster care and many other services.

“Bashor Children’s Home has been providing services to Elkhart County youth for almost 100 years – so we’ve been doing this awhile,” shares Mel Mattix, Board Member of Bashor Children’s Home. He continues, “We never turn a child away who needs help, so it’s huge for us when an organization steps up to help support our mission and goals so we can continue providing these resources.”

The Move It! Michiana 5K & one-mile event will take place Saturday, October 1, 2022, at Elkhart High School (West Campus) located at 2608 California Road, Elkhart, IN 46514. Family-friendly, the morning event will include local food and commercial vendors, music and more!

Pricing for the 5K and one-mile events are $25.00 and $15.00 respectively. Corporate and family discounts are available. To register and learn more information, please visit


Move it! Michiana is a mission-focused committee that empowers people to love and care for each other through community engagement and service. They support non-for-profit organizations who fill vital community needs by hosting family events that promote movement, volunteerism, and benevolence.


Bashor Children’s Home is a 501-C-3 nonprofit child welfare agency affiliated with the United Methodist Church. We provide help for troubled children and their families through residential care, day treatment/alternative education, foster care, and many other services. Bashor has become a regional provider for services over the last 95 years and works with over 150 children daily from 22 counties and 3 different states.

To make a donation to Bashor Children’s Home please visit: