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Raleigh coffee shop hosts virtual race for ALS research
Sola Coffee Cafe is hosting its Hot Mini 5K this week virtually.
solo began eight years ago, has a dream for us and our family, and it's been just amazing to see after eight years. It's really just not our coffee shop. It's the community coffee shop. We love people. And we had run a restaurant up in Maryland a bagel shop and saw what food and drink do to people and in a community that see each other day after day and you know their names and you get to know who they are and their kids and their struggles and there their victories. And so that was our passion. We wanted to do it again down here and and the community has been this community has been wonderful. Well, we thought initially we would do drive through. And so we saw this old bank in a community setting and thought this was perfect. And then when we realized that third wave of coffee or the craft coffee that we do takes a lot longer than the style that you know a Starbucks might do heaven are seventh annual solo hot, many five k. It starts here it solo and it ends it Sola. It goes through the community behind us every other year. But this year, this year, because of co vid, we were told we were not able to have the race. Right now we have about 875 folks signed up, so they'll be running wherever they live. Five k and then they'll upload their times in our site. The first five years we had the event, it was for the Wounded Warriors project. Uh And then two years ago, Genie was diagnosed with ALS. So we immediately realized that that will be the focus. And so we're raising money for ls Research s So far. Our goal initially was 50 0, where 80,000 now in our goal now is $100. It's totally overwhelming. And you know their their love for us and our community And for me and and yeah, it's just been so like heartwarming. If you haven't heard of solar, haven't been to solar. Come join us. We have curbside. Now we have outside dining at some point we may have inside dining. Uh, but everything is still the same. And justice delicious.