Run for the Cross 5K
Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
Harmar Shelter – North Park
Run or Walk – Rain or Shine!
“I wanted to do something to help people in need,” said race organizer Marie Johnson. “There are so many people in need – in our community and around the world – it’s overwhelming to think about.” Johnson felt that she could make a difference by encouraging others to come together for the greater good and that a fundraiser was a logical thing to do. If done right, she feels that a 5K could generate a great deal of money and they are generally a lot of fun. With that, Christ Episcopal Church, North Hills will host the first annual “Run For the Cross” 5K in North Park on September 30, 2017.
While this is a way to make Christ Episcopal Church visible in the community, it is more so as an example of what it means to be the Body of Christ. “Emphasis of this race is not so much how much money we raise for Jeremiah’s Place. It’s more about being a light in our community and doing Christ’s work,” Johnson said. Jeremiah’s Place will receive 100% of the proceeds of the 2017 race and the goal is to raise $10,000 for their mission. The organization’s mission is to protect children and strengthen families by providing a safe haven of respite, health, renewal and support for children and families during times of crisis. Other causes will be chosen for subsequent years.
The event is not exclusive to church members. It is open to anyone and everyone who would like to be a part of something bigger than they are. One does not need to be physically fit either. Participants may walk, run, or volunteer to help with the event itself. “It is my hope that the event will grow and become something the community will look forward to each year,” Johnson said.
Look through this site for more information on the ways you can participate as a walker, runner, volunteer or sponsor.