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17th Annual Good Samaritan Cross Training 5K
Date and Time: Saturday, September 30th 8:00 AM
17th Annual Good Samaritan Cross Training 5K
Date and Time: Saturday Sept. 30th, 2023, 8am
Get Excited as our 17th Annual Ministry Fundraiser offers Greenville their 9th 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 course beginning at Uptown
Greenville, towards the Town Common and back up 5th Street, running by East Carolina
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!
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 21.4% 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 2022 Impact Report:
• Average household income of our Community Co-op families is $28,000.
• In 2022, The Community Co-op Program served 17 families and relieved $27,179 in grocery
• 306 mentor/education hours attended by families
• 84 volunteer hours
• $4,410 invested by families into program
• $62,459 placed into savings accounts by families
• $59,147 was paid on debts by families
Pre Registered Race Bag pick up Friday 9/29/2023, 1PM-6PM, Hope of Glory Ministries
Pre Registered race bag can also be picked up on race day 9/30/2023 from 6:45am-7:45am at
the race day headquarters (UBE Parking Lot)
Day Registration/Check In: 6:45am-7:45am
5K Run/Cross Training 5K/Walk: All Begin at 8am
Post-race party: 10 AM- 12 PM
All participants will receive a quality moisture wicking race t-shirt! Those who pre-registered by
Sept. 6th are guaranteed their size. Those who register after Sept. 6th are not guaranteed their
FEES (INCLUDES ONE FREE MOISTURE WICKING SHIRT* & VARIOUS COUPONS!
a. EARLY BIRD Registration for Adult 5K and Adult Cross Training (July 7th -31st ): $20
b. Adult 5K Pre Reg: $30 (August 1st -August 31st )
c. Adult 5K (September 1st -Race Day): $35
d. Cross Training 5K Pre Reg: $35 (August 1st- August 31st)
e. Cross Training 5K (September 1th -Race Day) : $40
f. Family Walk 5K (through August 31st ): $15
g. Family Walk 5K after September 1st : $20
h. Kids 6-12yrs 5K or Walk: $15
i. Under 6yrs: Free
-Prize and Medal will be given to TOP 3 M/F overall finishers
-Medals will be given top 2 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
-Prize and Medal will be given to top 3 M/F overall finishers
-Medals to top 2 M/F 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)
Pre-Registered race bag pick up will be offered Friday September 29th from 1pm-6pm at Hope
of Glory Ministries. Race-day registration and pre-registered 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
6:45 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 race bib with a computerized chip. It is very important the bib
cross the race day pad to ensure accurate race time. 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 September 30th 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.
Regular size shampoo/conditioner, no travel sizes
Body Soap/ Body wash
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