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Run for the Word 5K - presented by Merrell Family Dentistry

Sat September 9, 2023 Landis, NC 28088 US Directions
All proceeds benefit South Rowan Public Schools Bible Teaching Association!


108 West Rice Street
Landis, NC US 28088


COURSE - The Run for the Word 5K course will start on Zion Street, across Highway 153 from Trinity Lutheran Church (108 W. Rice Street, Landis NC  28088).  Turn right on Hoke Street, right again on Kimmons Street, and another right on Rice Street.  Continue to Highway 29 Business and turn left.  Follow for 1.1 miles to the turnaround in the parking lot at Hogan's Cabinetry.  Retrace the route back to Landis for 1 mile and turn right on Ridge Avenue and then left on Zion Street to finish beside Trinity Lutheran, the host facility.  This is a fast and flat course!!

All proceeds go to the South Rowan Public Schools Bible Teaching Association.

5k price through September 8 (online) - $30; $20 for ages 18 and under
Race Day price - $35
1/2 Mile Fun Run price - $10

Race Day Registration & Check-In:  7:30 a.m.
5K:  9:00 a.m.
Fun Run:  9:50 a.m.

Registration & Check-In will be at the Trinity Lutheran Church - 108 W. Rice Street, Landis, NC  28088

Virtual Option - $30 - all ages.  Want to support the race but would rather run or walk at a time of your own choosing?!  The virtual 5K is for you!  Virtual 5K runners and walkers will receive a shirt.  Shirts may be picked up in person the day of the race - September 9, 2023 - from 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church  - 108 W. Rice Street, Landis, NC  28088 or at an alternative location and time TBD.  Virtual participants not eligible for awards.

AWARDS - Immediately following the race:  Top 3 Overall Male and Female.  Overall Masters Male and Female.  5K Top 3 Male and Female participants in each age division.

1/2 Mile Fun-Run Top 3 Male and Female ages 12 and under.

AGE GROUPS 5K 11 & under, 12-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & over.

1/2 Mile Fun Run 12 & under

SHIRTS - 5K participants (in person and virtual) will receive a technical t-shirt. 

For more information, please contact David Freeze at or 704-310-6741.

Timing and scoring for the 5K will be provided by Salisbury Rowan Runners.

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South Rowan Public Schools Bible Teaching Association

A Message from our President...
For 40 years the mission of the South Rowan Bible Teaching Association has been to teach Bible history to the students of the South Rowan area. We have been very fortunate to have had this program so long, and through the years it has touched the lives of many, many students. We have helped produce pastors, Sunday school teachers, church leaders, and good laypeople in our community, but without your support this would not be possible.

Through the years the Association has raised the funds to expand the program from South Rowan High School to Corriher-Lipe and China Grove Middle schools. Our hope is to expand even further in the year ahead by helping the school system hire another teacher to restart the Bible teaching program at Carson High School, since the Association there decided to disband earlier this year. To do this will take even more support than we’ve ever had before, but we believe that with God’s hand opening the door for us there, He will help us meet the financial needs of that addition.

-Bennett Hester,
Association President

Message from Roxanne Jordan, Retired Bible Teacher

Sadly, biblical literacy is at an all-time low and each year I meet students who have no knowledge of this book and little experience of its profound influence.

Many of these students have never heard of Abraham, Moses or Jesus and their stories which transformed our Western civilization. It is your support which makes it possible for them to hear.

These classes are a non-denominational, academic study of the Bible, seeking to increase knowledge and understanding of the stories that resonate throughout our history, literature, art, and world.

They include historical background, customs and culture of the time periods, geography, and text analysis as we study the Old Testament or Hebrew Scriptures in Bible 1 and the New Testament in Bible 2.

- Roxanne Jordan, Bible Teacher


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