Carry A Jerry 10k & 5k

Sat February 25, 2017 Waco, TX US 76701 Directions


8:00AM CST - 10:30AM CST


8:00AM CST - 10:30AM CST
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

101 N University Parks Drive
Waco, TX US 76701

The Carry a Jerry 10K & 5K was created to raise awareness about the water crisis in Africa by giving race participants the option to see what it feels like to carry a jerry can of water during the race.  All proceeds benefit Parental Care Ministries, a non-profit organization whose goal is to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of over 1,500 orphaned children in Uganda.  The event is hosted by Baylor University's Students Improving Global Health Together (SIGHT).

Race Contact Info

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Course Info

The Carry a Jerry 10k & 5k courses will begin at Indian Spring Park, in front of the Suspension Bridge, and continue along the Brazos.  5k participants will turn around under the Herring Ave bridge and head back toward Indian Spring Park.  10kers will cross the Herring Ave Bridge, and then make a left and head into Brazos Park East, completing a loop and heading back toward Herring Ave.  After crossing, they will continue back to the Suspension Bridge to finish as the 5kers did. 

The course is generally flat, except for an inclined path leading onto the Herring Ave Bridge, and all parts are paved.

10kers will have 2 water stations and 5kers 1.  The first water station will be near the 5k turn-around.  The second will be located in Brazos East Park. 

Note that chip timing will be provided for both courses. 

(Scroll down for PDFs of 10k & 5k course maps)

Schedule of Events

Friday, Feb. 24th

Packet Pick-Up 

Location: Bicycle World, Waco TX 

Time: 3-6pm 

*note: you may also pick up your packet at registration/check in starting at 7am on Race Day (Sat)

Saturday, Feb. 25th


7:00am: Registration/check-in booths open


8:00am: 10k start

8:05am: 5k start

Post Race

10:30am: 10k & 5k races officially close

10:45am-11:15 am: Award Ceremony

Do I have to carry a jerry can?

No, you can choose whether or not you’d like to.

Who do the proceeds benefit?

Parental Care Ministries, a non-profit that provides Ugandan orphans with schooling, nutrition, dorms, and spiritual care.  See their page for more info!

When does check-in begin on race day?


Will there be water checkpoints along the route?

Yes, the 10k will have 3 water checkpoints. The 5k will have 1 water checkpoint.

Will there be a place to check-in any gear/bag?

Yes, there will be a table ready for you to check in any belongings until after the race. 11:30am will be the cut-off to retrieve your belongings.  We'll have volunteers watching everything, but we aren't responsible for lost/stolen items so please don't leave any valuables!

Will there be medals?

Yes! We have medals for top 3 male/female finishers of 6 different age groups for each race. Age groups: 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+

What's in my packet?

Your t-shirt, sponsor goodies, and chip/bib! 

Where can I follow updates on the race on social media?

About Parental Care Ministries and SIGHT

Students Improving Global Health Together 

Students Improving Global Health Together (SIGHT), is a Baylor student organization committed to educating, equipping, and empowering students for future careers in global health.  Our book clubs read text written by influential people in the field, and discuss how our generation can tackle such enormous problems like  global poverty and inequality, AIDS/HIV, women’s rights, and neglected tropical diseases.  Many of our members are involved in mission trips, volunteering in the community, and are a big part of fundraisers like the Carry a Jerry! 

Learn more about SIGHT and its mission here:

Every dollar of your entry fee for SIGHT’s Carry a Jerry 10k & 5k will go to Parental Care Ministries, including any donations you wish to contribute. 

Parental Care Ministries

Parental Care Ministries exists to help poor and orphaned children of Uganda by meeting their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs in Christian schools. They also equip 70+ pastors to spread the Gospel throughout Uganda and surrounding countries.  PCM USA partners with Pastor Emmanuel Nnyanzi and his wife Sarah to provide for the needy, comfort the hurting, and proclaim the Good News to the multitudes. Pastor Emmy and Supermom, as she is affectionally called in Uganda, oversee over 1,800 children in several schools throughout Southwest Uganda. PCM is spreading the love of Jesus and helping the Ugandan people through self-sustaining farm land and banana plantations, providing access to clean water, building schools to educate and churches to disciple the people. In addition to that we are healing the sick through our Kate Clinic, caring for orphaned and abandoned babies at the Omwana "Baby" House and launching a radio station to share the love of Jesus throughout Southwest Uganda.

Learn more about Parental Care Ministries and its mission here:

10k Course Map

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5k Course Map

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