COME JOIN US FOR THE
'RUN BACK TO GOD 5K'
A walk/run hosted by the high school class of 2016
Online registration is closed, however, you can still sign up on race day at the venue.
A 5K road race with quotes and fun facts along the course, followed by a BBQ and prizes in the church parking lot!
Minimum sponsor of $35 per participant
All you can eat
“One thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize.” (Phillipians 3:13-14)
The “Run Back to God 5K” is a Bible themed road race for elite runners and casual walkers alike. Participants of all walks of life are encouraged to join us in this family oriented community event which couples a flat and quick 5K course with encouraging reminders of running’s analogous nature to life itself.
"Most people run a race to see who is the fastest. I run a race to see who has the most guts." - Steve Prefontaine (1972 Olympian)
Long distance events are a constant struggle between the mind, which insists on enduring discomfort to reach a goal, and the body, which insists on stopping the fatigue it must endure in the process. Success on the course is dependent on the runners sacrifice of physical comfort in favor of voluntarily enduring self-inflicted fatigue to reach a distant prize. The conflict is an inner struggle between the desire for physical comfort and the desire for victory, which only comes at the cost of comfort. Runners in times past have displayed remarkable feats of athleticism despite overwhelming exhaustion when they persisted in their struggles to reach the goal/prize.
The Bible constantly alludes to our spiritual life as an endurance run or course that we advance through, indicating the expectation of struggles along the journey. Therefore, life requires overcoming hardships and enduring to the end to obtain a distant prize/goal.“A very present help in trouble.” (Psalm 46:1)
Unforeseen events constantly hinder life’s plans and goals. The Bible also indicates a source of aid when all seems lost and hopeless on the course of life.
“Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown. Therefore I run thus: not with uncertainty. Thus I fight: not as one who beats the air” (1 Corinthians 9:25-26)
Just as a prize is awarded to those who endure the struggles of a race, so too, is a prize awarded to those who faithfully endure the struggles of the narrow path.
(Meseret Defar moments after winning the 2012 Olympics 5K)
September 12 7:15 AM EDT - Registration & Packet Pick-Up Opens
September 12 7:45 AM EDT - Shuttle Buses to Crystal Springs start
September 12 8:45 AM EDT - Riva Ave. and Church Ln. close down
September 12 9:00 AM EDT - 5K Starts
September 12 11:00 AM EDT - Awards Ceremony
Run Back to God 5K