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Miracle Hope 5K Run (Family Fun Run/Walk)

Sat May 11, 2024 Rocky Mount, VA 24151 US Directions


Rocky Mount Church of God
1360 North Main Street
Rocky Mount, VA US 24151


This annual event is in memory of Miracle Hope Flint. Miracle was a true warrior! When she was born she was diagnosed with microcephaly cerebral palsy and later in life epilepsy. In her short life she and her family faced many battles. Through it all Miracle showed strength, courage, and love for everyone. She would light up any room she was in and taught many people what true unconditional love is. Miracle went to be with her creator in Heaven in November 2019 and her family and friends fondly remember her wonderful life every day.

This year our event happens on her 16th birthday and we are truly excited to celebrate her with our extended family and friends with this event raising money for  a wonderful charity, Healing Strides located at 672 Naff Road in Boones Mill, Virginia. Miracle loved riding the horses as part of her therapy and we were so thankful to be connected to them as they were instrumental in Miracles, physical and mental health!  We didn’t even know what an amazing connection was being formed long before Sweet Miracle was born…

The Story of a Wonderful Connection from Carol Young, CEO, Healing Strides

As my husband and I were building an addition to our home, we hired a contractor, Four Seasons HV AC company to install our heating and air system in our new addition. We were also remodeling the old house so he was putting in two unique systems. Joe Sheets, Miracle's grandfather, was a happy nice gentleman and worked very hard. He always worked alone. One day he showed up to work and seemed to have a different demeanor about himself. He was sad, and quiet, unlike his normal self. I asked him, as we had become friends through the contracting world, so to speak, why he was so sad that day. 
He replied to me saying that his daughter had just been told their grandchild was going to be born with a lot of medical issues and that was she was probably not going to be able to live very long after birth. He was very sad about that and I became sad being a mom of 8 children myself. I asked him if we could pray over the health of this grandchild and he said absolutely and we began to pray that this child would be born and would outlive the medical advice that they were given and that she would be a joy to those around her.
 Fast forward, Joe finished our job and moved on and I didn't really see much of him anymore. While I was at work one day this mom, grandmother and child came into our doors at Healing Strides.   As they shared this dear child's story,  I began to realize that this was Joe's granddaughter, Miracle!   She was indeed a miracle!  I began to cry as I shared I had been praying for this dear one since before she was born.   We got her riding with great support from our Volunteers and Miracle was able to learn to have the strength to actually sit up.  The smiles she had on the horse were wonderful.  

Healing Strides of VA (HSVA) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization established in 1991. They are located on 28 acres with 2 large pastures, 5 paddocks, an enclosed arena, a Mental Health, Learning, and Coaching dedicated building, and a large outdoor arena. Their staff is professionally licensed, certified, or trained for their various expertise to serve our community! HSVA is the only Premier Accredited Center (PAC) with the Professional Association of Therapeutic Riding Int’l (PATH) in the Roanoke Valley.  Through your participation and contributions, we will honor Miracle's courageous life and celebrate her 16th birthday. Miracle so enjoyed riding horses at the Healing Strides foundation, there could be no better way to celebrate her life than to acknowledge what was such a wonderful part of her therapy.

Packet Pickup will be at two locations:

Rocky Mount Church of God 1360 North Main Street Rocky Mount, VA 24151 Thursday, May 9th, 2024 5pm to 7pm.
Fleet Feet 4347 Franklin Road SW Roanoke, VA 24018 Friday, May 10th, 2024 10 am to 6pm 

Additional Packet Pickup on Race-day will be available on-site at the Rocky Mount Church of God, Saturday May 11th, 7:15 a.m. until 7:45 a.m.

Awards for Overall and Age Groups will be as follows:

Awards/Race Age Groups:
For our third Annual Miracle’s Hope event, based on runner feedback, we will continue having
our greatly expanded Awards! The top three M/F runners overall will get a trophy and so will
the top M/F Masters (40 and over) and Grand Masters (50 and over) winners.
The 2 nd place Masters and Grand Masters M/F will also be rewarded with the
medals pictured. We have also added 16 Age group awards for male and female
runners, with medals given to the top 3 in each age group. Age brackets for the race
includes, for both male and female: 9 and Under, 10-13, 14-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-
39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59. 60-64, 65-69, 70-74-, 75-79, 80 & over.

**Virtual participants may complete their 5k run or walk on their own time and at the location of their choice

All Sponsorships can be made through the "Donations" tab 

"Course Map: Miracle Hope Race May 11 2024

Results from 2023

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