BENEFITING: LARCHE-MOBILE INC
EVENT DATE: Jan 08, 2012
HOURS PLEDGED: 24
Join us in Mobile, Alabama on January 8, 2012, as the BankTrust First Light Marathon winds through this exciting port city's historic neighborhoods. Coordinated by L'Arche Mobile Foundation, the event consists of a full marathon, a half marathon, a five-person relay and a 1.2 mile fun run for both runners and walkers. This beautiful point-to-point course is a USATF-certified 26.2-mile Boston Qualifier course. The half-marathon course is also USATF certified. Run beneath a canopy of moss-draped live oaks past stately Southern mansions as the course winds from downtown through the heart of historic Mobile. The course continues through midtown and scenis Spring Hill, then ends in Bienville Square.
L'Arche, which coordinates and benefits from the marathon, is a non-profit orginization where people withand without intellectual disabilities live in a family-like environment. The environment ensures a home for the community members (residents) and Team Members (staff) in order to build a foundation where the mission and identity of L'Arche is upheld. The mission of L'Arche is to build relationships in a community that reveals signs of hope and love. Many Community Members are coming from institutions and yearn for family-like environment, L'Arche supplies this.