The Steady Steve 5K on Batesville's Westside honors the legacy of Stephen Raviscioni, who worked tirelessly with his loving wife, Autumn, to establish Our Father's Table food ministry. Stephen had also turned to running for fitness and health in a big way before COVID-19 came along. He was stricken with a severe case and we lost his graceful service to the hungry and poor.
Autumn continues the mission at Our Father's Table, and the Steady Steve 5K will help meet the ongoing needs of so many among us. The nonprofit ministry has distributed sack lunches as a street outreach on Saturdays since 2012 and now serves hot meals two nights a week. Our Father's Table seeks to build nurturing relationships with the hungry and to point them to additional resources in our community for any other needs they may have.
The race will begin and end at the Our Father's Table facility and all proceeds will go to the ministry. Entrants may make a donation above and beyond the race fee. The online entry fee is $25 until 6 p.m. Sept. 30, plus a small transaction fee. Race-day registration will be $30 from 6:45-7:45 a.m.
The race route is a slight variation from the former Sprint for Seniors and West Elementary Watergun Run through Westside. Entrants will receive a giveaway (possibly active wear, so let us know T-shirt size). Awards will be presented for Top 3 male and female runners.