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Saint Paul Village Community Walk & 5K Run - 2015
Sat, Mar 7, 2015
Chapel Hill, NC
About This Activity
Sitting literally at the crossroad of Chapel Hill and Carrboro, St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church has been a community fixture for nearly 150 years. Among the congregation's vision for the next hundred plus years is St. Paul Village - a multi-use and multi-generational development that will provide amenities and resources to the Chapel Hill-Carrboro community as well as fulfill the church's need for expanded worship and fellowship spaces. The project will be located on 20.4 acres at the corner of Rogers Road and Purefoy Drive, a historically African American neighborhood that dates back to the mid-1800's. The proposed site plan, to be built in phases, includes a new worship sanctuary and fellowship hall; mixed-use senior and affordable housing; childcare, youth, and senior lefts; recreational facilities; a wellness left; a health clinic; an historical museum; and a memorial garden. By balancing spiritual and physical health as well as providing educational and housing opportunities, St. Paul Village will help bring babies through senior citizens together while supporting and promoting the stability of the Rogers Road neighborhood—socially, economically, and culturally. Just as St. Paul Village will serve the entire community and not just the church itself, the St. Paul Village Community Walk and 5K Run will likewise benefit more than just its own fundraising effort. 10% of the proceeds will be donated to other community organizations. "We ask our members to tithe," says event organizer Anissa McLendon, "We should lead by example. We want this to truly be a community event."
The walk/run will begin and end at McDougle Middle School. A time of celebration will immediately follow, to include and awards ceremony, food, and family-friendly activities. Each paid entrant will receive a free t-shirt. Children under 6 walk free. Special family rates and early-bird registration apply. Learn more about the event, St. Paul AME Church, and St. Paul Village by visiting our website.