5K Cross Country Run/Prayer Walk and Fall Festival
This year’s theme at Eagle Ridge is “Join Our Team” and they wanted to focus on local needs in the surrounding region. Their three-fold purpose this year is: 1) to raise funds for their school (purchasing a ventilation system in our science lab, adding more chrome books for our upper elementary, more security upgrades and funds to help cover our general expenses towards the end of the school year). 2) to contribute to CarePortal and 3) to donate to Hope For One More. While the students are helping their school, they will be donating 30% of their net income to CarePortal and Hope For One More. Their fundraiser this year will culminate into a celebratory 5K Cross Country Run/Prayer Walk and Fall Festival on Saturday, November 2nd at 10:00am.
As they have focused on being a blessing to others in third world countries, the school began to see the need to shift their efforts to help our local community this year. “CarePortal is an online platform that brings the needs of hurting children and families in your community to your attention. Caseworkers uncover the needs. CarePortal makes local churches aware, giving them a real-time opportunity to respond.” “Hope For One More is a full foster care support and advocacy agency that continues to grow, currently serving more than 1,000 children in foster care each year in Southeast Missouri.” With 1/3 of our local community living at the poverty level, and many who are struggling and with no family help, we have realized that if we can connect our resources with other local churches and families we can be a blessing to many! So we would love for you to “Join Our Team” so we can increase our impact for our school and community.
There are multiple ways you can be a part of this event. You can help us promote “Join Our Team” program through Social Media, and if you would like to be a fundraiser, a corporate sponsor, or make a personal donation, you can do so by texting ERCS to 71777, visiting their mobile cause site, or even calling the school at 573-339-1335 for information on how to give. If you are wanting to register online for the 5K Cross Country Run/1 Mile Prayer Walk click here. If you would rather download and mail/drop off your form with payment, you can click on the link below.
Payment – Please make all checks payable to Eagle Ridge Christian School. Registration can be mailed to Attn: Rachel Mellies – Eagle Ridge Christian School, 4210 State Hwy K, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 or dropped off at the school office Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:30pm.
5K Awards – Awards will be given to the top three male and top three female finishers in each age group. The Prayer Walk will not have awards.
Age Groups – 14 and under; 15-19; 20-39; 40-59; 60+
The Cape Girardeau Road Runners will be timing this race.