A local organization is hosting a different kind of race this spring to help make a difference in the lives of children.

The CALL in the River Valley invites all walkers and runners to take part in the first Virtual Race for Home 5K. Virtual races are done in a format where the runner selects when and where they want to run, whether it is outside or inside on a treadmill, and completes the run on their own.

A spokesperson for The Call said, "Despite our country's current crisis, we are still working to recruit, train, and support local foster and adoptive families. Unfortunately, we had to cancel our scheduled race date of May 2, 2020, and switch to a virtual race."

Walking and running are not only beneficial for physical health, but it is also crucial for mental well-being, especially during a time of social distancing. Virtual races help to promote accountability, community and a sense of confidence in those who participate.

The virtual race includes a 5K run, 5K walk and Kids Fun Run from May 2 to June 2.

"Your participation is critical in creating a successful race that will make a difference in the lives of children in need by providing a future and a hope for River Valley children in Foster Care."

Race registration costs are $20 for the 5K walk/run and Kids Fun Run. Proceeds will be used to provide The CALL in the River Valley with the best resources to educate, equip, and encourage the Christian community to provide a future and a hope for children in foster care.

Race packets will be sent out after registration. The CALL is asking for race participants to use the #RaceforHome5k and #TheCALL hashtags to post your race time.

For information on registering for the race, visit The CALL in the River Valley Facebook page or the Race for Home Virtual website.