TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – This weekend roughly 35,000 people will take part in the Indianapolis Mini Marathon. For some, their efforts will mean a donation to the CANDLES Holocaust Museum in Terre Haute.
Holocaust survivor Eva Kor is the official pacesetter for the race.
Race organizers will donate $1 to the museum for every person who finishes the 13.1 mile race faster than two hours, seven minutes and 36 seconds.
Museum staff say they also hope it helps spread Eva’s message of forgiveness, as well as the museum’s name.
“It’s more than the financial aspect, it’s the fact that CANDLES’ name gets out into the public. Especially with the recent anti-semitic acts, it’s important that we become a resource, a Holocaust-education resource for the community,” says the musem’s interim director Leah Simpson.
In order to finish the race in time to secure a donation to the museum, you’ll need to run faster than 10 minutes a mile.