The sixth annual St. Paul Village Community Walk & 5K run will be held on March 3 rd , 2018 at McDougle School in Chapel Hill. Registered participants can run or walk the 3.1 mile course that runs thru 3 Carrboro communities. First, Second and Third Overall Female and Male Winners will be given medals and prizes. Additional, there are 14 different age groups in which the top female and male winner will be given a $25 gift card. This family event will have games and entertainment for all ages. Proceeds for this event with go towards St. Paul AME Church Capital Campaign (90%), ARC of Triangle (5%) and TROSA (5%). Early bird registration special is open for $20 individual and $40 family until February 1 st , 2018. Further information can be found at www.saintpaulchapelhill.org.
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."