Run4Jesus 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk

Event Date

Sat, Nov 1, 2014


Norman Park, GA

About This Activity

In conjunction with the City of Norman Park's Veteran's Day Celebrations and Backyard BBQ, First Baptist Church Norman Park is hosting their First Annual Run4Jesus 5K & Homecoming Celebrations with Concert Music featuring the JJ Weeks Band on Saturday, November 1st, 2014 and our Church’s Homecoming on Sunday, November 2nd. Saturday’s festivities will kick off with our Run4Jesus 5K and lead into Norman Park’s Veteran’s Day Parade, a Backyard BBQ Cook-Off, and Concert Music. You can also enjoy various vendors and children’s activities throughout the day. Come spend the Weekend of Celebrations with us!

Our Run4Jesus 5K is the finale to our First Annual Community Outreach Project created by Run For God: The 5K Challenge. This is a guide to running and a twelve-week training plan aimed at running a 5K, but with a Christian focus. Author Mitchell Hollis introduces runners to the similarities between running and witnessing for Christ. Run for God: The 5K Challenge is designed for all levels of runners, even those who have never run. Its participants learn how to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ while understanding the parallels in enduring a sport like running and enduring your faith. Our hope is for our participants to experience the empowering yet humbling wonders that are born from spiritual and physical perseverance.

First Baptist Church Norman Park will be offering the Run For God: The 5K Challenge Training Classes beginning July 28th, 2014 in preparation for our Run4Jesus 5K on November 1st. Participants who complete our Run For God Training Program will receive free entrance into the Run4Jesus 5K as well as Reserved Seating for the JJ Weeks Band Concert. You can register for our Training Classes as a separate event listed on Active.Com. Remember: your registration is FREE if the training course is completed! Don’t miss out on this opportunity for personal growth!

If the Training Classes are not your speed; don’t sweat it. We’ll find the shoe that fits you! The registration fee of $30.00 gains you entrance into your choice of the Run4Jesus 5K Run or the 1Mile Walk plus our Performance Tee and a Reserved Seat Concert Ticket for the JJ Weeks Band. Pre-registration before October 15, 2014 is $25.00. You are guaranteed a Race Day Performance Tee if you pre-register. Late Registration will increase to $30.00 after October 15th without guarantee of a Race Day Performance Tee.

All Run4Jesus Registration Proceeds will be given to Sha Missions.

The Run4Jesus 5K Run Course is 1.55 miles out and 1.55 miles back on Doerun-Norman Park Rd, which is a two-lane paved road lined with greenery and South Georgia Countryside scenery.  This course’s level of difficulty is considered to be flat, fast, and easy with a slight, gradual incline on the west bound starting portion of the route. This 5K will occur November 1, 2014 at 7:45am at The RV Park at Georgia Baptist Conference Center, Norman Park, Georgia.

The Run4Jesus 1 Mile Walk will occur November 1, 2014 at 8:00am at The RV Park at Gieorgia Baptist Conference Center, Norman Park, Georgia.

Georgia Baptist Conference Center, located directly across the street from the festivities, is offering a special lodging rate of $50 per night for Run4Jesus 5K participants for this weekend’s event. Georgia Baptist Conference Center is located at 4243 US HWY 319 North, Norman Park, Georgia. Please contact David Denis at (229) 769-3011 for Lodging Registration; mention Run4Jesus 5K.


Event details and schedule

7:00am-7:30am          5K Run & 1 Mile Walk Registration

7:45am-9:00am          5K Run

8:00am-9:00am          1 Mile Walk

9:45am-10:00am        Vendors Open & Parade Begins

10:00am-11:00am      Parade

11:00am-12:00pm      Run4Jesus Awards Presentation

12:00pm-12:10pm     Norman Park Elementary Choir

12:10pm-12:15pm      Presenting of the Colors, Pledge of Alliance, National Anthem

12:15pm-12:30pm     Hugh Ward Brief Message and Blessing

12:30pm-12:45pm     Veterans Day Address

12:45pm-12:50pm      Taps

12:50pm-1:00pm        Welcome to the Veterans, Recongnition of Sponsors and Parade Winners

1:00pm-1:30pm          Demi Downing

1:30pm-2:15pm          Derrick Dove

2:15pm-3:45pm          Beans and Strings

3:45pm                      Winner of Backyard BBQ will be Announced

6:30pm                      JJ Weeks Band Concert with Special Guest, Redirected

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