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Join us for the St. Matthew's 5k Run/Walk at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, 9275 Bringle Ferry Rd., Salisbury, NC 28146 - 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 28, 2023! The course will start and end at St. Matthew's. There will be a 1/2-Mile Fun Run immediately following the 5k at 10:00 a.m.
This 5K Run/Walk is an approved Thrivent Action Team Event. They have donated $250 for refreshments.
All funds raised go to support Mike Holt's stroke recovery journey as well the Erwin Middle School Clothing Closet.
5K Registration Fee: $20 (mail-in through October 26 and online through October 27)
$25 (on-site on October 28)
Fun Run Registration Fee: $10
Awards (5k): Top 2 overall male and female winners
Top 3 in each of the following divisions for male and female runners: 10 & under, 11-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70 & over.
Overall winners not eligible for age group awards. Awards will not be mailed.
Awards (Fun Run): Top overall male & female. Medals will be given to all other fun run finishers.
T-shirts – 5k run/walk participants will receive a Dri-Fit Technical T-shirt. Pre-registered 1/2-mile fun run participants receive a cotton t-shirt.
Check-In: 7:30 - 8:45 a.m. check-in and race packet pick up at the church.
Inclement Weather Policy: In case of inclement weather, the race may be delayed for one hour. We reserve the right to cancel any portion of the race if we determine existing weather conditions pose a safety hazard for the participants.
Contact Information: Kelley Williams - 704-637-0236, email@example.com
Timing and scoring for the 5K will be provided by Salisbury Rowan Runners.
I am Marie, Mike Holt’s sister. He has recently come to live with my husband and me in Burgaw, NC after a debilitating stroke in late June left him with some severe disabilities. He has incurred quite a few medical bills and faces a long road to recovery. Because of his age, he does not qualify for Medicare and has not been approved for disability of any sort. When his stroke occurred, his income also stopped. He loved working at RTW Lawn Services and seeing all of his customers. Mike has a long history in Salisbury. His grandparents lived there, and he has numerous relatives in the area. Furthermore, he worked as a juvenile court counselor and taught in local high schools before retiring. He has given countless hours to this community and his ties to Rowan County are deep. He is a single dad who raised his daughter, Charlene there as well. She recently graduated with honors from East Rowan and began her first semester of college in August. She is majoring in Equine Business and Equine Training at Martin Community College. Any funds raised will go towards Mike’s medical bills, Charlene’s college tuitions and his “in home” care, which he needs 24/7 and is not covered by insurance. In the near future, he will have another surgery and hopefully, this will allow him to have more mobility. Mike is working so diligently with therapists to become independent again. He is my hero, and I couldn’t be any prouder of him and his progress!
The Clothing Closet assists children in poverty and at-risk students. Knox Middle School closed this year, and those students were sent to other area middle schools. Erwin received approximately 180 students from Knox. The closet provides toiletries and personal care items, school supplies, backpacks, underwear, socks, and clothing items. With so many new students, they are feeling the pinch to provide these necessities to help students be successful.
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