5k for the Fatherless

Five K for the Fatherless

***ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW LIVE***

On April 26, 2014, 200 Million Flowers will hold its third annual “5K for the Fatherless." This run/walk event is through the streets of Olde Towne Ridgeland, Mississippi and the West Jackson Historic Overlay District. There will be cash prizes for the top three male and female runners along with awards for age-group winners. Children under 12 can enter a one-mile fun run, with medals for all who participate. Each year we design a new Five K for the Fatherless t-shirt, which is free for the first 300 participants and are also available to purchase without race entry. Please visit our Facebook page for pictures from the last two year's event.

Inspired by the Bible verse in James 1:27, 200 Million Flowers is called to “care for” children in need of a forever family by connecting them with Christian parents. We understand that not everyone is called to adopt, but believe all Christians are called to help.  We are dedicated to provide opportunities for the body of Christ to do just that.

WHEN:        

Saturday, April 26, 2014:  Race day registration begins at 7 AM and the 5k begins at 8:15.  The fun run is immediately following the race.

WHERE:

200 Million Flowers- Ridgeland, Mississippi
128 North Maple Street
Ridgeland, Mississippi 39157
  **THE RACE WILL BEGIN AND END NEAR THE OLDE TOWNE PARK

PACKET PICKUP:

Those registering before Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 5:00 pm may pick up their bibs and t-shirts at the race site on Friday, April 25, 2014 from 2:00 pm until 6:00 pm. Those registering after Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 5:00 pm must pick up their bibs and t-shirts between 7:00 am and 7:45 am the morning of the race.

PARKING:

There is free parking at the First Baptist Church and First Methodist Churches located on Jackson Street and there is street parking throughout the Historic Overlay District.

CONTACT:

Rick Valore
200 Million Flowers
601.709.9007
601.790.1144
rick@200millionflowers.org     

Vanessa Sceroler
200 Million Flowers
601.790.1144
Vanessa@200millionflowers.org


2014 AWARDS:

5K Overall Male and Female Winners                                 $200
5k Overall Male and Female Second Place                         $100
5K Overall Male and Female Third Place                             $50
5k Under 10 Male and Female Winners                              Medals/Flowers
5k Ages 11-14 Male and Female Winners                          Medals/Flowers
5k Ages 15-19 Male and Female Winners                          Medals/Flowers
5k Ages 20-29 Male and Female Winners                          Medals/Flowers
5k Ages 30-39 Male and Female Winners                          Medals/Flowers
5k Ages 40-49 Male and Female Winners                          Medals/Flowers
5k Ages 50-59 Male and Female Winners                          Medals/Flowers
5k Ages 60 and Up Male and Female Winners                   Medals/Flowers
5K Walk Male and Female Winners                                    Gift Cards
1 Mile Fun Run Male and Female Winners                          Gift Cards
1 Mile Participants                                                                 Medals 
 

Registration for this event is $30, and you will need a credit card or PayPal account for online registration. For mail in registration, download the form HERE and send to:

        
200 Million Flowers
        Five K for the Fatherless
128 North Maple Street, Ste A
Ridgeland, Mississippi 39157

If you are unable to participate, but would still like to contribute to this cause, you can make a donation online.
 
BUZZ:
 
"I would like to comment on the quality of your event from a competitor’s perspective. As someone who has been to a lot of races as well as volunteered at plenty, I want to make sure you know that this race was very well put together. All of your volunteers were incredibly helpful and friendly, and your course was well marked and easy to follow. Your venue was a great size for the amount of people that were there and the booths and DJ were fun to be around. Another really great thing I noticed was that there were plenty of refreshments and snacks after the race. It seemed like a very successful event from my experience, and I hope it yielded what you wanted it to. I look forward to partaking in this race again if I am in town and will be sure to recommend it."  Matt Weickert, 2013 Men's Second Place Overall Finisher- 16:56.0
      
"Awesome race yesterday.  Great t-shirts, give aways, prizes, course support, etc. Nice work, y'all.  Meggan Franks, 2013 Women's First Place Overall Finisher- 18.29.7

"We do lots of races, and I wish they were all as organized and awesome as yours.  Tim Irvine, Professional Race Time www.time2run.net        
       
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