Celebrate Our 10th Anniversary!
To celebrate this milestone, the 5K Leadership Team is taking a bold leap of faith:
GOAL: To raise $20,000 for the 2019 5K! $20,000 will bring the total 10-year contribution for missions to $100,000! In order to make the goal, ask your family members, friends and visitors to join us!
(Our annual contribution ranges from $8,000 – $15,000. That’s why we need EVERYONE to be involved to meet the $20,000 goal!)
Enter the 2019 Run/Walk: Saturday, July 13, 2019
- See Registration Forms below.
- Starting Time: 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
- Starting Point: Snackateria
- Race Prizes awarded promptly at 8:45 am at Snackateria
- New T-shirts for 2019!
- Categories: 1st place Male, Female and Child Under 12.
- (Shown at right are our 2017 winners.)
Important Information about Registration:
Pre-Registration 2019: $25 fee until June 15, 2019 (fee must be received or postmarked by this date); ensures a T-shirt in your requested size.
Regular Registration 2019: $30 fee from June 16 – July 13, 2019 (morning of Race Day), by 8:00 am . We cannot guarantee you will receive a T-shirt or that it will be in your registered size. T-shirts will be given out on a first come, first-serve order of Registration Date.
No mailed registrations will be accepted after July 1, 2019. After July 1, 2019, you should register on the morning of Race Day.
Signed forms are required to participate:
Questions? Contact Kevin Thompson firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fee includes T shirt, water and fruit at end of Race.
- Read a fun article Run/Walk Article! Don’t miss out this year!
Calling all Runners & Walkers (and Pushers-of-Baby-Carriages)
Initiated in 2010, the 5K Run/Walk for Missions has proven to be very popular with our Indian Springs family! Enduring a sweltering heat index and 100% humidity, over 150 runners, walkers, pushers-of- baby-carriages and dogs participate each year. Held on the first Saturday of each camp, this energetic annual event engages athletic and not-so-athletic participants.
Net proceeds support our annual missionary families. In the nine years of operation, the 5K Run/Walk has raised almost $80,000!
Bringing the Camp Family Together…
Event founders, Kevin and Jeff Thompson, had the idea ten years ago when they observed an increased number of people jogging in the early hours of camp. They wondered if runners would enjoy a competitive race and presented the novel idea to the Board. Each year, the event becomes more popular and enjoys the organizational and planning skills of the Thompson, Weeks, Pittman, Thome and Hafner families
Kevin remarks, “The Run/Walk helps to bring together a community of believers who might not otherwise have an opportunity to meet, while having fun doing something they enjoy. Most important, the mission focus really adds purpose to this effort.”
Running (or walking) the Course
The 5K course begins and ends at the Snackateria. The course route covers the perimeter of the campground three times.
Anyone is welcome to participate. If you are not inclined to actually “run the course”, you may sponsor a Youth Runner/Walker on your behalf and sit on your porch to cheer your participant on! (But whoever runs, “Gets the T-shirt!”)
There is friendly sparring between competitors during the run/walk. Porch sitters become enthusiastic cheerleaders, offering encouragement to sweating runners or walkers.
Let us run with endurance…
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.” Hebrews 12:1