Sat October 15, 2022 Gainesville, GA 30501 US Directions
Events

Fun Run

$25 $20 8:15AM EDT Price increases after September 9, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

5K Run/Walk

$35 $30 8:30AM EDT Price increases after September 9, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

Virtual 5K

$30 Price increases after September 9, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT
Place
Midtown Greenway
Gainesville, GA US 30501
Description

The Be Grateful 5k and Fun run hosted by the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church Gainesville is in honor of our long-time friend Kellie Pirkle.  Kellie was an employee/fitness instructor of our facility for many years and impacted so many church and community members by her pursuit to help others reach their fitness goals. Her dedication to others and her ability to encourage everyone no matter where they were in life was amazing to witness.  Each year we will continue to honor her legacy by hosting our annual 5k/fundraiser.  The hope is with the funding received by generous donations, sponsorships, and race registration is that we can start making important and transformative updates and renovations to our 37-year-old facility.  Our goal is to make a lasting impact on our local community and within the church by offering programming and activities that fuel the mind, body, and spirit.  

Thank you for your support!

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Friends of the FLC

Established in 1984 by several leaders of First Baptist Church, The Family Life Center was created to be a ministry of the church dedicated to serving the family, as well as all aspects of the individual. Our goal is to make a lasting impact on our local community and within the church by offering programming and activities that fuel the mind, body, and spirit.   Our facility is a multi-purpose fitness and community activities center open to First Baptist Church and all Community Members.

Membership costs are affordable with a variety of options that are inclusive of our fitness classes. There is also a pay-per-day fee option available for guests. Children under the age of 14 should always be accompanied by an adult.

The Life Center offers a cardio and strength center that is well-equipped with various equipment for building your strength, endurance, and overall fitness. Our cardio center includes elliptical machines, treadmills, a variety of bikes, and rowing machines. The strength center is fully equipped with Cybex and BodyMasters weight machines and free weights. We offer many fitness classes which include aerobics, strength-focused training, yoga, Silver Sneakers, to name a few. Our facility houses racquetball courts and a full-size basketball court that also converts into volleyball courts as needed. The lobby features fun games for the family, snack vending, and a childcare area.

Fuel your mind, body, and spirit in a place that is Christ-centered and provides the family and individual with the community, encouragement, and positivity that is needed to feel complete and whole. We would love for you to join us!

The Family Life Center VISION Project

The Be Grateful 5k and Fun run hosted by the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church Gainesville is in honor of our long-time friend Kelli Pirkle.  Kelli was an employee/fitness instructor of our facility for many years and impacted so many church and community members by her pursuit to help others reach their fitness goals. Her dedication to others and her ability to encourage everyone no matter where they were in life was amazing to witness.  Her servant leadership and ability to display what it meant to be a follower of Christ was seen in the way she lived her life and working as a team member of the FLC and First Baptist Church. Each year we will continue to honor her legacy by hosting our annual 5k/fundraiser.  The hope is with the funding received by generous donations, sponsorships, and race registration is that we can start making important and transformative updates and renovations to our 37-year-old facility. 

The Family Life Center has ministered to our community for years, and we have reached a pivotal time to give our facility the TLC it needs to further our ministry.  100% of the proceeds from the Be Grateful 5k + 1 Mile Walk/Run will go to overdue needs so we can keep serving our church and community for decades to come.  We have big dreams and visions; please invest in one or more of the following areas and help us continue to impact and transform lives. 

  • Rebranding
  • Facility Painting and new color scheme
  • New flooring for fitness studios
  • Touchless water bottle fillers
  • New Carpet around the walking tracks
  • General Maintenance Updates
  • Smart Technology Water Faucets
  • Update Ceiling Fans in Various Fitness Rooms
  • Replace cracked windows throughout the building
  • Roof Replacement Funding
  • Lobby area: seating, café area, front desk updates
  • Childcare area updates
  • ADA Code Updates for Facility
  • Smart TV and digital marketing screens throughout the facility
  • Activities Room Updates
  • Updates to the Promising Futures Classroom
  • Completion of the Fitness/Bootcamp Room
  • Purchase of New Spin Bikes
  • Prayer Room Completion
  • Upper-level Small Group Room Completion
  • New Scoreboard
  • Updated Volleyball Netting System
  • Basketball Court MaintenanceRacquetball Court Maintenance

 

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