Purpose Run Updates

The 2017 Run for a Purpose is quickly approaching! We are just over a month away from the big event, and so many of the details are starting to come together. Here are some of the updates!

The event is October 7th, at the Coliseum, with races starting at 8am. We will have breakfast and activities for kids, in addition to the 10k, 5k, and Fun Run. Be sure to RSVP and follow along on our event page for more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/697313853805782/

Proceeds benefit Heart for Africa

Since the run is part of The Purpose Market series this year, we are using the proceeds from race registration to fund projects related to farming. Because of the generosity of this amazing community, we have already fully funded the projects we had selected at the beginning of the season. WOW! We can’t say thank you enough.

So, additional proceeds from the race will go to Heart for Africa and their Project Canaan Farm. The children at Project Canaan consume 390 gallons of milk each month, and that amount will continue to grow every month. We will use proceeds to add dairy cows to provide fresh pasteurized milk for the 155 children they care for and to sell in their community to provide sustainable income.

Registration is OPEN

Early bird registration is in full swing for another month! We are offering registration for $30, for all events, which includes a custom designed Live With Purpose tote bag with goodies from sponsors, the official race t-shirt, and breakfast ticket – plus, you’ll be eligible for prizes and giveaways with your full registration.

We do offer an Event Only option for $15, which includes entry into the race only. A lot of people choose this for kids or if they know they can’t make it to the breakfast.

Babies and kids in strollers are free. And kids are welcome to ride bikes for the fun run. All of our courses are off roads and highways to help keep everyone safe!

And, we will be doing registration and sign ups at The Purpose Market this weekend! Saturday, 9am-noon, at 324 Rock Island Ave.

T-Shirt Design

I’m finalizing the t-shirt order… so here’s a sneak peek of what it’s going to look like. If you’re looking for a specific size, be sure to sign up early – especially if you’re interested in youth sizes!

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Routes are finalized!

Our race director, Jennifer of JBEEN Training has finalized our routes for us! She personally ran them, nailing down the exact start and finish line, and recorded the routes on the Strava app if anyone is interested in practicing before the race. You can follow Jennifer Been on Strava to access the routes digitally.

Breakfast and The Purpose Market

We tend to focus a lot of these posts on the actual run – but we will have a ton of activities and breakfast open to the general public. So, if you’re not a runner – please still make plans to come join us!

The Purpose Market vendors will be set up at the Coliseum, so you can shop all of your favorite locally made and grown goodies. We will have a kids craft area, where we are hoping that kids will draw cards and pictures for all of the kids at Heart for Africa.

Our breakfast will include pancakes and sausage, with coffee, orange juice, and water. Breakfast tickets cost $5 at the door (1 ticket included with each race registration), or you can donate 3 cans of food for the Lincoln Street Food Pantry in lieu of buying a ticket. All proceeds from the breakfast will benefit Lincoln Street Food Pantry.

Stay tuned for more updates…. We can’t wait for this fun event!

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