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Cade Chapel M.B. Church 
Nate Ruffin Scholarship Board Presents:  

Come join us and show your support!
@ Cade
 Chapel M.B. Church

The Cade Chapel– Nate Ruffin Scholarship Fund was established in 2003 in honor of the late Brother Nate Ruffin.  We were blessed during the 1990’s to have Brother Ruffin, his wife Sharon, and their children join our church family while they were residents in Jackson.  During that time, Brother Ruffin was employed as Human Resources Director for the Clarion Ledger and served as a gifted motivator for our youth and church family.

The defining turning point of his life is depicted on the silver screen in the Warner Brothers’ movie “We Are Marshall” released in 2006. It is the true story about hope and the will to overcome life’s tragedies. The Cade Chapel-Nate Ruffin Scholarship Fund was established through a generous donation by Nate’s widow, Sharon, to honor his dedication to education. Designated high school graduates of Cade Chapel Baptist Church, the Virden Addition Community, and Jackson Public Schools students are encouraged to apply each year for the Cade Chapel-Nate Ruffin Scholarship in their quest for educational advancement and achievement.

The Scholarship funds are supported through annual fundraisers, individual donations, and/or corporate donations. Since August, 2004, the Nate Ruffin Scholarship Board has awarded 100 scholarships to students who are currently enrolled at (or graduated from) various colleges and universities.

As we continue our efforts to carry out the wishes of Brother Ruffin, the Cade Chapel-Nate Ruffin Scholarship Board invites you to be an active participant.

Registration fees

5K RUN Closed

(All entry fees are non-refundable; In the event of rain all collected entry fees will be donated to the Nate Ruffin Scholarship Fund.)

  1. $25.00
    Feb 11 - Apr 21


The route is mostly flat. The race starts at Cade Chapel and then goes West onto Ridgeway St. to Livingston Road. Continue North on Livingston Road to Northside Drive, then traveling East on Northside Drive to Bailey Avenue. Turn right onto Bailey Avenue and continue South. Finally, turn right at Ridgeway St., traveling west back to Cade Chapel.


Companies may make a donation or sponsor a runner/walker. Mile marker sponsorship is $125.

For more information contact: Oliver Sims, Event Chair, 601.940.2184.


T-shirts are guaranteed to all pre-registered runners or walkers.

Event Schedule

  • April 20 5:30 PM CDT - Race packets may be picked up at Cade Chapel Baptist Church

  • April 21 6:30 AM CDT - Registration

  • April 21 7:00 AM CDT - 5K Start

Contact Information

Event Location

Cade Chapel M.B. Church, 1000 W Ridgeway St, Jackson, Mississippi 39213, United States

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