Carry Your Cross 5K

Sat March 30, 2024 Candler, NC 28715 US Directions
Looking to be challenged physically and spiritually?

Events

5K

$25 9:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT Price increases after March 29, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Kids 1K

$0 10:00AM EDT Registration ends March 30, 2024 at 11:59am EDT
Open to ages 4 - 99.

Little Kids Fun Run

$0 9:45AM EDT Registration ends March 30, 2024 at 11:59am EDT
Open to ages 2 - 5.

Description

Looking to be challenged physically and spiritually?… join us for the 2024 Carry Your Cross 5K, 1K Kid’s Run, and Little Kid’s (Ages 2-5) Fun Run - Saturday, March 30, 2024.  - 5K participants carry a 4ft length of 2×4 lumber across your back for the final 2/10 of a mile – uphill! Come join us for a run that you won't soon forget.

  • 5K AWARDS & AGE GROUPS

Special Commemorative Awards to:

  • Top 3 Male/Female Overall
  • Top 3 Male/Female Masters [40+]
  • Top 3 Male/Female in the following Age Groups:
  • 12+ under, 13-15, 16-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 +

KIDS 1K AWARDS to the Top 3 Male/Female Overall 

Schedule

Saturday - March 30th

  • 7:00 - 8:45    Packet Pick Up and Onsite Registration in the Family Life Center (gym).
  • 9:00              5K START
  • 9:45 +/-         Little Kids Fun Run START
  • 10:00 +/-       Kids 1K START
  • 10:30            5K Awards Ceremony

 

Church Team Challenge

Up for a friendly challenge??

Put together your best team of four (4) runners. The church team with the best combined time will win the coveted Carry Your Cross Team Trophy and bragging rights for the year as a the "Fastest Church Team".

Details:
Anyone can set up a Church Team. [Do so when you register.] This person will be the "Captain". Invite other runners can join your team. Each team is limited to four (4) team members. Have 8 -12-16 runners from your church? Set up multiple teams!

All four (4) team members must finish the 5K for your team to included in the Church Team Challenge.

Note: all participants in the Church Team Challenge are also included in the Overall and Age Group scoring/results.

Need help setting up a team - send us a note via the Contact link.

Kids 1K Fun Run

The KID'S 1K FUN RUN gives youth ages 6+ a taste of the Carry Your Cross 5K. 
Starting in the church parking lot - children run down and back up the final leg of the 5K course. The Kids 1K is FREE  

Medals will be awarded to the top 3 male and female runners in this Fun Run.
While the Kids 1K is FREE - we do ask that each child be registered online prior to April 8th or onsite before 10am on race day.

T-shirts are not included in the FREE event. However they are available for purchase onsite for $12. [Quantitiies and sizes may be limited.]

Note: Kids do not have to "carry a cross" unless they choose to.
The 1K course does take children onto a road that is not closed to traffic; however, it is a VERY low traffic side street and course marshals will be present to help direct runners. Parents are welcome to run this with your child.

Little Kids Fun Run

FREE: The Little Kid's Fun Run is a short race around the parking lot. Children age 2-3 run one lap and then children age 4-5 run two laps.

While the Little Kid's Fun Run is FREE - we do ask that each child be registered online prior to April 8th or onsite before 10am on race day.
T-shirts are not included in the FREE event. However they are available for purchase onsite for $12. [Quantitiies and sizes may be limited.]

This race will begin after most participants are done with the 5K and before the Kids 1K -approximately at 10:00am so that parents can watch all of their children run! 

 

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Place

Pole Creek Baptist Church
96 Snow Hill Church Rd
Candler, NC US 28715

Sponsors


Why we Run?

We are able to use this race as an outreach opportunity to share the Gospel with our community. Through the net proceeds each year, we are able to raise funds for various mission efforts, both locally and internationally.  

 This year is our local year, where our net proceeds will go to Western Carolina Rescue Missions. This is a ministry in Asheville, NC that’s serves men and women hot meals, nights of safe shelter, clothing, food boxes, free residential addiction recovery, life skills and job training and most importantly the rescue, recovery and restoration in Jesus’ name. 

 Our funds will directly benefit Abba’s House. Abba’s House is a program at WCRM that was created to help mothers and their infants obtain the recovery they need from addiction. This is a free 12 month residential program that equips mothers with the tools they need to maintain a substance abuse free lifestyle. Keeping mom and baby together, while mom participates in parenting classes, Bible studies, education and employment opportunities, homemaking skills and financial planning, allows Abba’s House to have women and their babies walk out rescued, recovered, restored and redeemed with hope and free from addiction.

 Supporting Western Carolina Rescue Ministries and Abba’s House with our annual Carry Your Cross 5K, falls in line with Pole Creek’s new In the Womb Ministry that focuses on prioritizing human life, both in the womb and afterwards. We hope to help and support the most vulnerable among us. 

At Pole Creek Baptist Church we encourage, educate and provide opportunities for our people to engage and support many ministries.  Visit www.polecreek.org to learn more or download the Pole Creek app.

 

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