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May 13, 2016
BENEFITING: EMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH NORFOLK
EVENT DATE: May 21, 2016
Join Emmanuel Baptist Church (EBC) as we put on our first annual 5k Race for Hope! Our goal is to create an environment where the church and community can join together in raising awareness and hope for those in our midst who suffer from human trafficking, drug addiction and other areas of injustice.
Race Day Details: 5K Run/Walk (rain or shine)
Date: Saturday, May 21, 2016
Time: Registration opens at 8:30am; Race begins at 9:30am
Location: Emmanuel Baptist Church | 63 Rockwood Rd. (Rt. 115), Norfolk, MA - Additional parking is a short walk away at the Freeman-Kennedy school located on 70 Boardman St. in Norfolk
Donations: Money raised will go towards supporting the Amirah House, a faith-based nonprofit organization located in the Boston area that strives “to provide a refuge for those seeking to break free from exploitation and heal in community on their journey toward lasting hope.” The Amirah House provides safe homes for those that want to break free from sexual exploitation. They believe each human life is sacred, created in God’s image, and therefore, worthy of love, mercy and justice. It’s their goal that each woman served at Amirah will be restored and empowered with a sense of her inherent value and God-given strengths.
We are asking all race participants to raise/donate a minimum of $25.00* to help cover the event costs. All participants are encouraged to find sponsors to help raise funds over the registration fee to support the Amirah House.
How to participate:
1. Complete your registration. Click "Join the Team" on this website.
2. Ask people to sponsor you. All of the proceeds from the race will benefit the Amirah House in Boston (www.amirahboston.org). Spread the word to your friends, family, co-workers, everyone! Help us bring hope to victims of injustice.
"Those who HOPE in the LORD will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles; they will RUN and not grow weary." - Isaiah 40:31
3. Show up on race day! Come to run, walk or just spend your morning with us as we gather together as a church and a community.
Additional Details: This year's event is clock timed, and all participants will be receiving a water bottle for signing up. Medals will be given for first, second and third place winners for men & women. We encourage both runners and walkers of all ages to sign up! There will be music, kid friendly games, light refreshments and informational booths for those attending.
Please contact the EBC 5K Committee at 5K@ebcnorfolk.org with any questions or concerns.
*Please note that your $25.00 registration fee is not tax-deductible. You will receive a tax-deductible receipt for all donations over and above the registration fee. Donors can donate to the Amirah House directly by sponsoring a runner (click on an individual team member) or by clicking the orange "donate" button at the top right corner of the page. Thank you for your support!