2017 Run/Walk Results

The 8th Annual (Almost) 5K Run/Walk for Missions occurred on Saturday, July 15, 2017.  The event brought out 143 runners/walkers and raised $8,500 for our OMS Missionaries!

Total amount raised through our 5K events over eight years is $71,000!

Winners of our three 5K categories are:

  • Male Adult:  Ryan McPeak (19:33)
  • Female Adult:  Mary Howell Hafner (23:14)
  • Child Under 12:  Brooks Atkins (11 years; 26:57)

See ARTICLE for more details!

Enter the 2018 Run/Walk:  Saturday, July 14, 2018

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  • Starting Time:  8:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Starting Point:  Snackateria
  • Race Prizes awarded at 8:45 am at Snackateria
  • New T-shirts for 2017!
  • Shown at right are our 2017 winners.

Important Information about Registration:

Pre-Registration:  $25 until June 15, 2018 (fee must be received by this date); ensures a T-shirt in your requested size.

Regular Registration:  $30 June 16 – July 15, 2018, by 8:00 am (Race Day).  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, 2018.  After this date, you should register on the morning of Race Day.

Signed forms are required to participate (see above for time parameters)

Questions?  Contact Kevin Thompson jamkevthompson@yahoo.com


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 six years of operation, the 5K Run/Walk has raised over almost $61,000!


Bringing the Camp Family Together…

IS Race Kevin with Mega PhoneEvent founders, Kevin and Jeff Thompson, had the idea several 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

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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 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.

Run/Walk divisions: Male, Female and Child under 12.


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