10 Mile Relay Run/Walk for Africa
(Four legs of 2.5 miles each) Millennium Park at the picnic pavilion - Sunday, September 7, 2014, 4:30 p.m.
Relay for Africa 2014
And the results are in: $1700 plus (and counting) raised for Refugee Ministry in Morocco at the Relay for Africa.
Our friends, whom you met at the Relay, will use this money--every penny of it--assisting refugees in a desperate situation (Only a few leaders are paid a meager salary by the church and the workers throughout Morocco are volunteers).
With your registration fee and donations you are providing:
1. Food bags (flour, rice, oil, sardines, sugar)
4. Professional Training (so that refugees can learn skills to provide for themselves)
5. Micro Business Projects (so that refugees can use their skills to provide for themselves)
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
And thanks again to our wonderful sponsors.
--Can I have a team of less than four?
Yes, you do not have to have four to participate. One person can run/walk multiple legs of the relay. So you could have a team of 1, 2, 3, or 4. We received a call from two people who plan to run the whole 10 miles by themselves. Others have talked about two alternating. You would not be able to meet the requirements for Coed or Generations, however, without four on a team.
--Is there a discount for teams with less than four runners/walkers?
Yes, the price is half off for single runners/walkers and one fourth off for two runners/walkers. So the registration is now $37.00 for single participants and $56 for two participants.
--What if I want to run or walk on a team but don't have a team?
Send an email to keith@lexingtonavenue or post on the facebook and we will get you connected with others looking for a team. Let us know if you plan to run or walk.
Cookout During the Event
Hotdogs, Chips, Desserts, Drinks (During and After the Relay; Free to Relay Participants; Available to all others for a donation to African Refugee Ministry)
Relay Race Team Divisions
(1) Open/Overall (no restrictions on the make up of the team; individuals may run multiple legs; all other divisions eligible to place in the open/overall division)
(2) Coed (two female and two male)
(4) Organizations (business, company, club, other organizations)
(5) Generations (each team made up of one runner from each age group: Boomers-age 50 and up; Busters-age 30 to 49; Millennials-age 15 to 29; Gen Z-age 14 and under)
The first place team overall will receive an original trophy sculpted by African Refugee artist, Ulrich Zouanda. Each member of the first, second, or thrid place team in each division will receive an award.
The names of walkers who finish the relay will be placed in a drawing for prizes.
(Visit our facebook event for relay updates and pictures)
Mail Entry Form
Mail the entry form and waiver to:
Lexington Avenue Baptist Church
339 W. Lexington Avenue, Danville, KY 40422
or drop off at the church office, Monday through Friday, 9:00-4:00.
Make checks payable to Lexington Avenue Baptist Church.
Contact Keith Stillwell (859-236-3565)
$60 per team (If registration received on or before August 25)
$70 per team (August 26 – September 2)
$75 per team (September 3 – race day)
Teams of one or two: half off for single runners/walkers and one fourth off for two runners/walkers. So the registration is now $37.00 for single participants and $56 for two participants.
"Gildan Performance Tee" guaranteed if registered by August 25.
One t-shirt per participant.
We are excited to offer t-shirts with a design inspired by African refugee artist Ulrich Zouanda.
Pass the Baton
Each team must provide their own baton to pass from one team member to the next during the race. This could be a bracelet, cap, symbol representing your team, an actual baton, or whatever you come up with.
Benefiting African Refugees in Morocco
Many Subsaharan Africans fleeing war, extreme poverty, political and religious persecution, and famine, cross the desert and end up in Morocco in a desperate and seemingly hopeless situation. The Protestant Church of Morocco, made up primarily of African students, seeks to minister to these refugees by providing start-up funds for micro-businesses, skills training, scholarships, food, and other forms of assistance. These busy student work diligently to help bring hope to weary African refugees. Your participation in this event will help.
Welcome Guests From Morocco
We will have the privilege of hosting a number of guests visiting Kentucky all the way from Morocco, Africa: The coordinator for African Refugee Ministry in Morocco will be present for the Relay, along with other friends from Morocco. Lexington Avenue Baptist Church has been in partnership with the Protestant Church of Rabat, Morocco since 2007. More information here: www.lexingtonavenue.org/rabat-morocco