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Get Excited as our 14th Annual Ministry Fundraiser offers Greenville their 6th Annual Cross Training 5K Race!! Hope of Glory and CrossFit Greenville are proud to continue the challenging cross training 5K to benefit families throughout Pitt County. Please join us as we blend our Annual 5K race with Cross Training exercises into a beautiful new course beginning at Uptown Greenville, towards the Town Common and back up 5th Street, running by East Carolina University.
Our race offers the option to runners to run a regular 5K, for families to walk a 5K together, or those who like to step up their fitness level can participate in the 6 cross training stations guided by coaches from CrossFit Greenville. These stations are placed throughout the 5K run and require a completion of specific exercises with multiple repetitions. Any weight exercises will be adjusted based on fitness level and weight requirements. Heats will be used to separate beginner, intermediate, and advance cross training levels.
Proceeds will help Hope of Glory Ministries in their mission to relieve burdens, empower families, and proclaim Christ throughout our community!
We are going for an in person race, with a virtual option. We will also offer a 100% virtual race if Covid 19 does not allow us to run in October.
Covid 19 Precautions:
*Volunteers will wear face masks.
*Volunteer temperatures taken upon arrival
* Hand Sanitizer Stations throughout registration area
* Contactless distribution of all water and food
Flexible race option: Once a participant registers, they have the flexibility to switch their race option, “In person vs Virtual” which can be done by participant on the RunSignup website.
Deadline to sign up and or switch is Wednesday October 7th at, 11:59pm
Virtual Option: If you choose to run the race virtually, you will have a timed window starting at 8:00am Saturday Oct 10th until Sunday Oct 11th. Virtual runners are asked to use the Joy race app. Crosstraining runners will use a runsignup to log their exercises which will be announced prior to race day. We will encourage runners to take photos wearing their race shirt to post online!
If Virtual runners sign up before September 11th they will receive a race bag and race t-shirt, however will not qualify for race prizes or finished timed recognition. Registration after September 11th does not guarantee t-shirt size.
If in person race is cancelled completely we will continue virtual option described above. Prizes with will be distributed within one week after race. We will encourage runners to take photos wearing their race shirt to post online!
Race Bag pick up:
All racers (In person and Virtual) who register by Wednesday October 7th will be asked to come by Hope of Glory on Friday October 9th from 1:00- 6:00 pm to pick up race bag.
Race Day Registration/Check In: 6:30am-7:45am
5K Run/Cross Training 5K/Walk: All Begin at 8am
Post-race party: 10 AM- 12 PM
FEES (INCLUDES ONE FREE MOISTURE WICKING SHIRT* & VARIOUS COUPONS)
a. EARLY BIRD Registration for Adult 5K and Adult Cross Training (July 6th -31st): $20
b. Adult 5K Pre Reg: $30 (August 1st-Sept 11th)
c. Adult 5K (September 12th-Race Day): $35
d. Cross Training 5K Pre Reg: $35 (August 1st-Sept 11th)
e. Cross Training 5K (September 12th-Race Day) : $40
f. Family Walk 5K (through September 11th): $15
g. Family Walk 5K after September 12th: $20
h. Kids 6-12yrs 5K or Walk: $15
i. Under 6yrs: Free
Awards will be given to top 3 M/F overall finishers and top 3 M/F age group finishers.
Age groups are as follows: 6-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+. (Top overall finishers not eligible for age group awards)
5K Cross Training Awards:
Awards will be given to top 3 M/F overall finishers and top 2 male and female age group finishers. Age groups are as follows:
13-15, 16-20, 21-30, 31-40, 41-50, 51+
(Top overall finishers not eligible for age group awards)
Race-day registration and check-in will be set up under the tent at Race Headquarters at UBE’s back parking lot off Evans St. Registration will be held from 6:30 AM until 7:45 AM.
RACE DAY PARKING:
Race day parking will be available in the public lot across from UBE, parking decks, and public spots on side streets. No parking in UBE parking lot, please.
The run will begin at Uptown Greenville on Evans Street near The Scullery, head towards the Town Commons, travel down 1st St., back up 5th Street, running by East Carolina University and finishing at Uptown. Six Cross Training Stations will be located shortly before each mile split. Water will be supplied at each mile marker. The course is USATF certified.
Timing of the race will be provided by Run the East Event Timing and Management. Each participant will be supplied a computerized chip that will be attached to their running shoe. It is very important the chip be on the shoe at the start and finish of the race to ensure accurate race time. Timing chips must be collected at the finish line for accurate race results. Results will be posted after the race. They will also be available online at www.RunTheEast.com
U.B.E. POST-RACE PARTY
Sponsored by the Scullery
You’ve finished the race, so let’s celebrate! Join us back at U.B.E. for awards! Then, head over to The Scullery and receive 20% off your meal purchase when you show your race bib! Valid October 10th ONLY. Bring your friends and family for what’s sure to be a great time!
During the race, we will also be holding a toiletry drive. Each participant that brings 5 toiletry items will receive a free gift from our ministry.
· Toilet Paper
· Paper Towels
· Regular size shampoo/conditioner, no travel sizes
· Body Soap/ Body wash
· Laundry Detergent
· Laundry Softener
Hope of Glory Ministries was founded in 2001 as a 501 (c)(3) Christ‐centered community outreach ministry. A large focus of our ministry is helping those in Pitt County who live at or beneath the level of poverty. It is estimated that 21.7% of Pitt County residents live beneath the poverty level ($25,715 for household of 4). Based on US Census 2018 estimates, this translates into about 39,000 people. Our Community Food Co-op Program is moving families towards financial stability by providing healthy fresh and non-perishable foods twice a month. With an estimated $270 savings each month, families are paired with mentors and set goals to redistribute the saved money towards debts, an emergency fund or savings account.
Our 2019 Impact Report:
• Average household income of our Community Co-op families is $24,000.
• In 2020, The Community Co-op Program served 31 families and relieved $56,192 in grocery savings.
• 431 mentor/education hours attended by families
· 214 volunteer hours
• $12,490 invested by families into program
• $42,429 placed into savings accounts by families
• $53,883 was paid on debts by families
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.
Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!
We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Good Samaritan 5K Run.
Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!
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